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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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Beth Wright | 6 Aug 2018

Ascena Retail Group has promoted new presidents for its Loft, Ann Taylor, and Lou & Grey brands.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2018

Ascena Retail Group has continued its run of weak performance with what analysts have described as an "unimpressive and uninspiring" set of third-quarter results thanks to a soft start in February and challenges in its value segment.


Beth Wright | 7 Mar 2018

Shares in Ascena Retail Group were down more than 12% in after-hours trading on Monday (5 March) as the US women's wear retailer widened its net loss in its second-quarter.


Leonie Barrie | 30 Jan 2018

Ascena Retail Group has promoted Erin Stern to president of its value fashion Dressbarn brand.


Beth Wright | 10 Jan 2018

Holiday sales have seen a solid performance at many leading US apparel and footwear retailers, with Target, American Eagle Outfitters, JC Penney, Urban Outfitters and Kohl's among those who have benefited from increased consumer spending on the back of strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising home and equity prices.


Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 2018

?Ascena Retail Group has named Eric Hunter as president of its Plus Fashion segment, which includes the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands.


Beth Wright | 5 Dec 2017

Shares in Ascena Retail Group were down more than 19% in after-hours trading yesterday (4 December) as the US women's wear retailer posted a 54.2% drop in net income in its first-quarter.


Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 2017

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has booked a loss in its fourth-quarter and lower sales as the company battled slowing store traffic and booked costs related to its transformation plan and acquisition of Ann Inc.


Beth Wright | 2 Aug 2017

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Gary Muto to the newly created position of president and CEO of Ascena Brands as part of a series of leadership changes designed to help drive company growth.


Beth Wright | 9 Jun 2017

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has maintained its full-year and fourth-quarter guidance, despite moving to a net loss of more than US$1bn in its third quarter.


Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 2017

Ongoing store traffic headwinds and overall customer price sensitivity continued to impact US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group in its second-quarter as net losses widened and sales fell.


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.

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