October 13, 2014

Alco Stores Inc. on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with plans to liquidate or sell the business.

September 23, 2014

An increase in selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses driven by growing costs of advertising, new stores and store support helped Alco Stores Inc. swing to a net loss of $7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 from net earnings of $800,000 a year earlier.

September 5, 2014

Alco Stores on Friday said that its CEO of the past four years, Richard Wilson, has left the regional discounter by mutual agreement.

June 19, 2014

Alco Stores Inc. reported a net loss of $8.1 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year, up from a loss of $1.7 million in the year-ago period, amid an elimination of a tax benefit.

February 18, 2014

A group called Concerned Alco Stockholders (CAS), led shareholders David Pointer and Dilip Singh, it intends to mail its own proxy statement to stockholders of Alco Stores Inc. for the purpose of giving Alco stockholders the opportunity to vote for new board members at the Alco 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.

December 18, 2013

Alco Stores reported a growing net loss during the third quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year.

September 11, 2013

Alco Stores, Inc. is not accepting an acquisition proposal from Everbright Development Overseas, Ltd., Luis Chang and Mai Wong.

August 16, 2013

Alco Stores reportedly has received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, Everbright Development Overseas Ltd., which is larger than the bid it received on July 25 from Argonne Capital.

July 25, 2013

Alco Stores Inc. has entered into an agreement to be acquired by private investment firm Argonne Capital Group LLC.

May 30, 2013

Alco Stores said Thursday that it has promoted Ricardo Clemente to senior VP human resources, store operations and loss prevention.

May 10, 2013

Discount retailer Alco Stores blamed the impact of cold weather across the Midwest for helping to produce sluggish sales performance during fiscal first quarter 2013.

April 10, 2013

Alco Stores Inc. said Wednesday it is moving its corporate headquarters from Abilene, Kan., to a suburb of Dallas, citing the need to be “in a more metropolitan area.”

January 9, 2013

ALCO Stores and Revionics Inc. announced a multi-year partnership, which will support optimal pricing decisions throughout ALCO’s 217 stores.

July 30, 2012

OrderMotion, a web-based platform for direct-to-consumer (D2C) campaign and order management, announced that Midwest consumer goods retailer Alco Stores selected OrderMotion's OMX platform as the back-office technology best suited to grow with its online volume demands while also leveraging its Magento eCommerce front-end system.

July 30, 2012

OrderMotion, a web-based platform for direct-to-consumer (D2C) campaign and order management, announced that Midwest consumer goods retailer Alco Stores selected OrderMotion's OMX platform as the back-office technology best suited to grow with its online volume demands while also leveraging its Magento eCommerce front-end system.

July 11, 2012

Alco Stores announced the promotion of Brent Streit to senior VP marketing and e-commerce.

June 28, 2012

Duckwall-Alco said it is officially changing its name to Alco Stores, Inc. An amendment at Wednesday’s annual shareholder meeting was approved.

April 18, 2012

Aberdeen Group’s 3rd annual Retail and Consumer Markets Summit, Retail on Broadway: Game-Changing Technologies -- Creating a Winning Game Plan, will be held May 1-2, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City.

December 9, 2011

Duckwall-ALCO Stores reported Friday that it recorded a profit of $0.1 million in the quarter ended Oct. 30, compared with a loss of $2.1 million in the year-ago period.

December 10, 2010

Duckwall-Alco Stores reported Friday that its loss for the quarter ended Oct. 31 widened from $1.4 million to $2 million.

September 22, 2010

Duckwall-Alco Stores announced that Wayne Peterson has joined the company as senior VP and CFO,...

September 2, 2010

Duckwall-Alco Stores said late Thursday that same-store sales dipped 0.8% in August....

October 7, 2009

Target said Thursday its same-store sales dipped 1.7% in September, beating analysts’ estimates....

December 11, 2008

Duckwall-ALCO Stores reported that net loss for its third quarter was $1.7 million, which is...