Duckwall-ALCO Stores Announces New Girard, Kansas Store Will Carry Products by Bass Pro Shops

Abilene, Kansas, UNITED STATES


ABILENE, Kan., Sept. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) announced today that a new ALCO store will open in November in Girard, Kan. The store will be the Company's first to carry products by Bass Pro Shops(r).

In addition to carrying branded Bass Pro Shops' hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, the new Girard, Kan. store will also include branded RadioShack products, much like the Company's Abilene, Kan. store.

"We are very pleased to open a new store in Girard," said Bruce Dale, Duckwall-ALCO Stores' President and CEO. He added, "This new store, plus the co-branding arrangements with Bass Pro Shops and RadioShack, will enhance the customers' shopping experience and provide consumers in Girard and the surrounding community with a wide selection of quality merchandise."

About Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc.

Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. is a regional retailer that specializes in meeting the needs of smaller, underserved communities throughout the central United States. The Company offers an exceptional selection of fashionable merchandise, quality products and recognized brand names at reasonable prices. Our specialty is delivering those products with the friendly, personal service our customers have come to expect. With 253 stores across 21 states, we are proud to have continually provided excellent products at good value prices to our customers for 105 years. To learn more about Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. visit our website at www.ALCOstores.com.

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops, a major catalog and internet retailer, is headquartered in Springfield, MO. It currently has 33 retail locations across the United States and Canada with six more locations scheduled to open by the end of 2006. To learn more about Bass Pro Shops products and services, visit www.BassPro.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as referenced in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Any forward-looking statements are made by the Company in good faith, pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Act. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding economic conditions, retail industry environments and Company performance. Factors, which could significantly change results, include but are not limited to: sales performance, expense levels, competitive activity, interest rates, changes in the Company's financial condition and factors affecting the retail category in general. Additional information regarding these and other factors may be included in the Company's quarterly 10-Q filings and other public documents, copies of which are available from the Company on request.



        

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