Losses at US retail arm Talbots are set to impact full-year profits at parent company Aeon, according to reports.

Aeon, Japan's second largest retail group, told Reuters that it would record a pre-tax, one-off loss of about JPY19bn (US$200m) linked to its US subsidiary.

That would cut the company's net profit by about JPY7.8bn, eating into projected full-year earnings of JPY11-15bn for the 12 months to February.

Women's apparel retailer Talbots announced earlier this week that it would incur a net charge of US$138m related to the write-down of the assets of its J Jill retail chain.

Talbots is currently trying to sell J Jill in a bid to focus on its core Talbots retail business. It bought J Jill, which operates out of 283 stores, for $517m in 2006.