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COMMENT: Dress Barn tries Tween Brands on for size

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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Ascena swings to Q4 loss on Justice and Dressbarn

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.

Ascena cuts FY outlook on Justice headwind

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.

Ascena Q1 profit down 23% as Justice suffers

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.

Joe Benbasset to improve manufacturing visibility

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.

Ascena Q4 profit slumps as sales dip

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.

Improved gross margin boosts Ascena Q1

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.

US sweatshop workers awarded US$1.2m damages

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.

Ascena Q2 profit drops as Justice dips

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.

Langley to head Dressbarn merchandising at Ascena

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.

Report criticises Rana Plaza compensation progress

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.

Ascena Q4 profit up as trends improve

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.

Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits taps PLM and SCM tool

Leonie Barrie | 7 Aug 2013

Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, a leading importer of children's and women's apparel, has gone live on NGC's fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution.

“Soft” Q3 lowers FY forecast for Ascena

Richard Woodard | 6 Jun 2013

Ascena Retail Group was forced to lower its full-year earnings guidance after net profit dropped by a third in the third quarter.

Ascena names Stern to head Maurices merchandising

Katie Smith | 26 Mar 2013

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

Markdowns impact Ascena Q2 profit

Richard Woodard | 5 Mar 2013

Widespread promotions and markdowns reduced second quarter profit at Ascena Retail Group, despite a healthy boost to revenues from new acquisitions.

Ascena names president of global sourcing effort

Katie Smith | 18 Feb 2013

Ascena Retail Group has named Ronnie Robinson president of its new global sourcing initiative, as the women's wear retailer looks to move to a central sourcing base.

Ascena cuts FY target on weak holiday sales

Katie Smith | 11 Jan 2013

Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has lowered its full-year earnings guidance on the back of lower-than-expected holiday sales.

Ascena expands Ohio distribution centre

Katie Smith | 19 Dec 2012

Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group is expanding its distribution centre in Ohio, in a move that will help to improve its speed to market.

Ascena Q1 profit falls despite rising sales

Katie Smith | 6 Dec 2012

Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has seen its first-quarter net profit decline 9.3% despite booking an increase in sales.

Ascena to save 7,500 Fashion Bug jobs?

Katie Smith | 6 Jul 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.

Ascena edges closer to Charming Shoppes merger

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jun 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."

Ascena Retail Q3 profits down on acquisition costs

Petah Marian | 1 Jun 2012

Ascena Retail Group saw third-quarter net income decline on the back of charges relating to its acquisition of Charming Shoppes.

Ascena ups FY forecast on Q2 profit hike

Richard Woodard | 2 Mar 2012

A buoyant second quarter of trading, with profits up 50%, prompted women’s wear retailer Ascena Retail Group to increase its full-year projected earnings.

New brand presidents for Dressbarn and Maurices

Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 2011

Ascena Retail Group Inc has promoted two executives as brand presidents for its Dressbarn And Maurices chains.

Ascena Retail Q1 profit slips 1%

Petah Marian | 2 Dec 2011

Ascena Retail Group has recorded a 1% drop in first quarter profit as one-off costs offset higher sales during the period.

Ascena Retail taps Sullivan for new IT role

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2011

Ascena Retail Group Inc, operator of the Dressbarn, Maurices and Justice stores, has named John Sullivan to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

One-time items hurt Ascena Retail Q4 profit

Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 2011

Ascena Retail Group Inc, operator of the Dressbarn, Maurices and Justice stores, says one-time charges and an accounting change that cut a week off its reporting calendar are to blame for a fall in fourth quarter profit.

Ascena Retail posts 8% Q3 profit hike

just-style.com | 26 May 2011

Teen apparel retailer Ascena Retail Group Inc has posted an 8% rise in third quarter profit thanks to solid gains across its Dressbarn, Maurices and Justice brands.

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