14 February 2013
Ascena Retail Group has named Linda Heasley as president and CEO of plus sized clothing retailer Lane Bryant, which it acquired last year.
30 October 2012
Women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former Payless ShoeSource chief executive LuAnn Via as its new president and CEO.
12 October 2012
Teen retailer The Wet Seal has appointed Lynda Davey as chairman following the resignation of Hal Kahn and three other directors.
25 September 2012
Teen fashion retailer The Wet Seal Inc is has urged its shareholders to reject efforts by dissident investor Clinton Group to replace experienced board members - and says it has taken "positive steps" to address their concerns.
20 September 2012
Ascena Retail Group has posted a notable surge in fourth quarter adjusted net profit as the company absorbed its recent acquisition of apparel retailer Charming Shoppes.
7 September 2012
SB Capital Group, Tiger Capital Group, and Great American Group have formed a joint venture to sell US$500m worth of value women's wear business Fashion Bug's inventory at its 568 stores.
23 August 2012
Dissident stockholder Clinton Group is persisting in its calls for change at troubled teen fashion retailer The Wet Seal, proposing five new board members for the company.
6 July 2012
Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group expects to save 7,500 jobs at its soon-to-be-shuttered Fashion Bug stores, according to reports.
22 June 2012
The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Bangladesh garment factory owners refusing to reopen factories in the Ashulia industrial zone, new research shows Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco as attractive sourcing alternatives to China, and Ascena Retail Group works towards shedding its Fashion Bug and Figi's brands.
18 June 2012
Ascena Retail Group has completed its acquisition of US plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes, and is working towards shedding the Fashion Bug and Figi's brands.
14 June 2012
Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has completed its tender offer for shares of Charming Shoppes Inc, and says plus-size apparel specialist, and says it expects complete its merger with the plus-size specialist "in the coming days."
7 June 2012
Plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes saw its first-quarter net profit fall 31.7% on the back of higher product costs.
1 June 2012
Ascena Retail Group saw third-quarter net income decline on the back of charges relating to its acquisition of Charming Shoppes.
2 May 2012
Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group today (2 May) said it will acquire plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes for US$890m.
27 March 2012
Plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes narrowed its fourth-quarter loss despite being hit by higher product costs and a challenging promotional environment.
26 March 2012
Charming Shoppes has appointed Jeffrey Liss as general manager of Charming Direct, the group's direct-to-consumer business.
23 January 2012
Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has made changes to its supply chain team, including the promotion of Bryan Eshelman as its new chief supply chain officer.
18 January 2012
Charming Shoppes announced today (18 January) that Elizabeth Crystal will join plus size retailer Lane Bryant as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
1 December 2011
Plus size retailer Charming Shoppes is to sell its Fashion Bug business and focus on its Lane Bryant flagship brands ahead of a review of its operations amid ongoing losses.
19 October 2011
Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc is taking its brands global, launching online sales for its own Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, Fashion Bug and Loop 18 brands, as well as more than 300 other labels on its Sonsi.com global shopping hub.
3 June 2011
Plus size women’s apparel retailer Charming Shoppes posted a hefty increase in first quarter profit, thanks to steady sales and a slight increase in comps.
28 April 2011
Maternity apparel retailer Destination Apparel has appointed ex-Torrid executive Chris Daniel as the company’s new president, with effect from 1 June.
25 March 2011
Retail group Charming Shoppes has announced the hiring of Anthony M Romano as the company's president and CEO, along with a series of other appointments.
24 March 2011
Plus-size women’s wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc today (24 March) said it intends to close 240 underperforming stores in the coming year as it tries to steer its business back into profit.
14 December 2010
A sudden factory fire in Bangladesh is believed to have left around 20 people dead and hundreds more injured.
1 December 2010
Charming Shoppes, a multi-brand apparel retailer of women's plus-size apparel, reported lower profits for the three month period ended 30 October.
14 October 2010
James Fogarty, CEO of women’s wear retailer Charming Shoppes, has stepped down, with Anthony Romano taking over the day-to-day running of the company.
2 September 2010
Women's plus-size apparel retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has swung to a second quarter loss, blaming lower sales and heavy discounting to clear seasonal merchandise.
28 July 2010
To have plus-size clothing lines to sell, you need plus-size consumers, so it is maybe not a surprise that the American market for these garments is of critical importance.
9 July 2010
Women's plus-size apparel retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has named Marla C Anderson as the president of its Lane Bryant Outlet business.