Dillard's, Inc., was originally founded in 1938 and incorporated in Delaware on 1964. The Company is engaged in delivering fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailers. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 296 Dillard's stores, including 18 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a wide selection of merchandise including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The Company operates in two reportable segments: retail department stores and a general contracting construction company. In retail operations, the Company determines its operating segments on a store by store basis. Each store's operating performance has been aggregated into one reportable segment. The Company operates retail department stores in 29 states in the southwest, southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. Generally the stores are located in suburban shopping malls and open-air centers. Its merchandise selections include, Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke and Daniel Cremieux. It has made investments in trademark and license portfolio in terms of design function, advertising, quality control and quick response to market trends. The Company's trademark registrations are maintained for as long as it holds the right to use the trademarks on the listed products. The Company also operates general contracting construction company, CDI Contractors, LLC and CDI Contractors, Inc., a portion of whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the Company. The Company purchases merchandise from many sources and do not dependent on any one supplier. All of the stores are owned by the Company or leased from third parties. The third-party store leases provides for rental payments based on a percentage of net sales with a guaranteed minimum annual rent. The Company pays the cost of insurance, maintenance and real estate taxes related to the leases. The Company faces competition nationally, locally and on the Internet, including conventional department stores, specialty retailers, off-price and discount stores, boutiques, mass merchants, Internet and mail-order retailers.