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just-style.com | 3 Jul 2009

While many specialty retailers have recently been shedding concepts, Dress Barn seems to think there’s something to be gained from adding struggling fashion chain Tween Brands to its portfolio. Leonie Barrie looks at the detail of last week’s merger deal - and asks what’s really in it for the two companies?


just-style.com | 3 Jul 2009

While many specialty retailers have recently been shedding concepts, Dress Barn seems to think there’s something to be gained from adding struggling fashion chain Tween Brands to its portfolio. Leonie Barrie looks at the detail of last week’s merger deal - and asks what’s really in it for the two companies?


just-style.com | 3 Jul 2009

While many specialty retailers have recently been shedding concepts, Dress Barn seems to think there’s something to be gained from adding struggling fashion chain Tween Brands to its portfolio. Leonie Barrie looks at the detail of last week’s merger deal - and asks what’s really in it for the two companies?

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Michelle Russell | 2 Dec 2016

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has offered a cautious outlook for the rest of its financial year, despite moving to a profit in the first quarter.


Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 2016

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group is restructuring its business to focus on key customer segments, improve its time-to-market and reduce working capital, with the changes including a new brand services team to oversee supply chain, sourcing and logistics. 


Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 2016

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has offered disappointing guidance for its new fiscal year, after posting a fourth quarter performance that was "well below expectations."


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2016

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group said it battled an unseasonably cold spring in the third quarter as it revealed mixed results with a fall in earnings but higher revenues. 


Katie Smith | 3 Mar 2016

Analysts remain upbeat on Ascena Retail Group despite the US fashion retailer recording a mixed second-quarter performance, swinging to a loss despite sales and margin improvement. 


Katie Smith | 14 Jan 2016

With the holiday season done and dusted, US apparel and footwear retailers are now counting the cost. In the most recent results, New York & Co has narrowed its fourth-quarter outlook despite posting an increase in comparable store sales, while Express has lifted its guidance. Shoe Carnival, Genesco and American Eagle Outfitters all booked increases. However, Bon-Ton Stores and Ascena Retail Group posted declines. 


Katie Smith | 2 Dec 2015

US fashion retailer Ascena Retail Group recorded a mixed first-quarter performance, swinging to a net loss, while sales jumped. 


Katie Smith | 2 Dec 2015

US fashion retailer Ascena Retail Group recorded a mixed first-quarter performance, swinging to a net loss, while sales jumped. 


Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Ascena Retail Group's Justice and Dressbarn businesses weighed on the US fashion retailer's fourth-quarter performance, pushing it to a net loss.


Katie Smith | 13 Jan 2015

Ascena Retail Group has cut its full-year earnings guidance, after lower-than-expected sales and elevated promotional activity at its Justice brand during the holiday period.


Katie Smith | 13 Jan 2015

Ascena Retail Group has cut its full-year earnings guidance, after lower-than-expected sales and elevated promotional activity at its Justice brand during the holiday period.


Richard Woodard | 3 Dec 2014

Profits fell in the first quarter at Ascena Retail Group, with comparable store sales down at the company’s Justice chain in particular.


Richard Woodard | 3 Dec 2014

Profits fell in the first quarter at Ascena Retail Group, with comparable store sales down at the company’s Justice chain in particular.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2014

Apparel design and manufacturing business Joe Benbasset Inc has selected the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite from CGS to replace its legacy systems and improve visibility and alignment of customer and production orders.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2014

Apparel design and manufacturing business Joe Benbasset Inc has selected the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite from CGS to replace its legacy systems and improve visibility and alignment of customer and production orders.


Richard Woodard | 23 Sep 2014

Fashion business Ascena Retail Group recorded a much-reduced fourth quarter adjusted profit after suffering a slight sales decline in the three months to 26 July.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jun 2014

An improved gross margin performance and higher sales helped boost earnings for US retailer Ascena Retail Group in its first-quarter.


Richard Woodard | 23 May 2014

Garment workers toiling in “sweatshop” conditions in Manhattan have been awarded more than US$1.2m in damages for unpaid wages by a federal judge.


Richard Woodard | 4 Mar 2014

Ascena Retail Group has lowered its full-year earnings forecast after a second quarter in which net profit fell 14% thanks to a poor performance from the company’s Justice stores.


Richard Woodard | 4 Mar 2014

Ascena Retail Group has lowered its full-year earnings forecast after a second quarter in which net profit fell 14% thanks to a poor performance from the company’s Justice stores.


Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2013

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.


Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2013

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.


Richard Woodard | 24 Oct 2013

Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.


Richard Woodard | 25 Sep 2013

Fashion retail business Ascena posted a near-20% improvement in fourth quarter adjusted net profit, thanks to a strong sales performance from its Lane Bryant and Catherines brands.


Richard Woodard | 25 Sep 2013

Fashion retail business Ascena posted a near-20% improvement in fourth quarter adjusted net profit, thanks to a strong sales performance from its Lane Bryant and Catherines brands.

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