Dillard's Inc (NYSE: news) announced that sales for the five weeks ended July 7, 2001 were $674,735,000 compared to last year's June sales of $702,054,000. Sales decreased 4 per cent on both a total and comparable store basis for the period.

Sales for the year-to-date period ended July 7, 2001 were $3,176,771,000 comparing to last year's sales for the same period of $3,392,108,000. Sales decreased 6 per cent on both a total and comparable store basis for the year-to-date period.

Dillard's Inc is one of the nation's largest fashion apparel and home furnishing retailers. The company's stores operate with one name, Dillard's, and span 29 states. Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, including merchandise sourced and marketed under Dillard's private brand names.