Duckwall hires consultancy for help

ABILENE, Kan. -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc., a regional retailer operating 264 full-line discount and hometown variety stores in 21 states, has hired AlixPartners LLC to advise it on strategic positioning and operating effectiveness.&p>"AlixPartners has played a key role in helping a number of high profile retailers identify opportunities, develop solutions and implement effective changes in recent years," commented Glen Shank, CEO of Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. "We are looking forward to AlixPartners' perspective on opportunities as we commence this relationship with them and undertake a comprehensive and strategic evaluation of our company."&p>Duckwall has entered into this arrangement in the hopes of boosting its financial performance, it stated.

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