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US: Ascena Retail posts 8% Q3 profit hike | 26 May 11

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.

US: Sporting goods group joins fair factories scheme | 27 Apr 11

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has signed up to the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), an industry-wide initiative that aims to improve working conditions and compliance by providing an audit sharing platform.

US: Ascena Retail doubles Q2 earnings | 3 Mar 11

Ascena Retail Group Inc, formerly known as The Dress Barn, has raised its full-year earnings guidance after nearly doubling its second quarter profit.

US: Ascena raises full-year earnings guidance | 11 Jan 11

Stronger than expected sales and margins during the holiday season have prompted Ascena Retail Group Inc - formerly The Dress Barn - to raise its full year earnings guidance.

US: The Dress Barn becomes Ascena Retail Group | 4 Jan 11

Apparel retailer The Dress Barn, which operates the Dressbarn, Maurices and Justice brands, has completed the reorganisation of its holding company and will now be known as Ascena Retail Group.

US: Dress Barn more than doubles first quarter earnings | 19 Nov 10

Better than expected results at its Maurices and Justice chains have helped women's wear retailer Dress Barn Inc to more than double its third quarter earnings

US: Justice acquisition boosts Dress Barn Q4 profit | 16 Sep 10

Apparel retail group Dress Barn posted a strong increase in fourth quarter profit, aided by a healthy contribution from its recently acquired Justice chain.

US: Dress Barn shareholders to vote on reorganisation | 24 Aug 10

Dress Barn shareholders are to vote on the company's reorganisation in December, at its annual meeting.

US: Dress Barn pleased with sales boosts | 5 Aug 10

Career apparel chain Dress Barn has bolstered both Q4 and FY sales significantly and expects to report a profit for 2010.

US: Patti Simigran to lead merchandising at Maurices | 3 Jun 10

Women's wear retailer Dress Barn Inc has hired Patti Simigran as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for its Maurices division.

US: Justice buoys Dress Barn Q3 profit | 27 May 10

Third quarter profits at women’s wear retailer Dress Barn more than doubled thanks to a strong contribution from new acquisition Justice, as well as a comparable store sales increase of 14%.

US: Danny and Nicole Group names Gaynor as CEO | 13 May 10

International women’s apparel firm The Danny and Nicole Group has set its sights on expanding into new categories after hiring Phillip Gaynor to the newly-created position of chief executive officer.

US: Dress Barn ups FY guidance on Q3 sales surge | 6 May 10

Women’s wear retailer Dress Barn has increased its third quarter and full-year earnings guidance after posting a 77% surge in third quarter sales to US$666m.

US: Dress Barn sales hike drives earnings growth | 2 Mar 10

A hike in second quarter net sales on the back of a recent acquisition has helped Dress Barn swing to a net profit for the period.

US: Dress Barn completes merger with Tween Brands | 25 Nov 09

Career and casual fashion retailer The Dress Barn Inc has completed its merger with girls’ fashion operator Tween Brands Inc, details of which were first unveiled back in June.

US: Dress Barn beats forecasts with Q1 profit rise | 20 Nov 09

Apparel retailer Dress Barn raised its full-year earnings forecast after posting a 10.2% increase in first quarter profit to US$21.7m.

US: Tween Brands returns to Q3 profit | 17 Nov 09

Youth clothing retailer Tween Brands has swung back to profit during the third quarter, thanks in part to continued tight inventory and expense control.

US: Tween Brands back in NYSE compliance | 25 Sep 09

Clothing retailer Tween Brands said it has received notification from the New York Stock Exchange that the company is now back in compliance.

US: Dress Barn Q4 underlying profit up 14% | 17 Sep 09

Cut-price apparel retailer Dress Barn posted a 14% increase in underlying fourth quarter profits to US$25.2m, thanks to a 4% sales increase to $398.9m.

INSIGHT: Lululemon targets tweens with new athletic concept | 2 Sep 09

Yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc is launching a new brand concept targeting tween girls as it looks for new ways to expand its business.

US: Tween Brands narrows Q2 loss | 19 Aug 09

Teen apparel retailer Tween Brands Inc has narrowed its second quarter loss, helped by tight inventory and expense control along with increased promotional activity.

COMMENT: Dress Barn tries Tween Brands on for size | 3 Jul 09

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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US: Dress Barn to buy Tween Brands in $157m stock swap | 25 Jun 09

Off-price women's apparel retailer Dress Barn Inc is acquiring teen fashion retailer Tween Brands Inc in a stock-swap deal worth around $157m, it emerged today (25 June).

US: Dress Barn Q3 net income falls 4% | 22 May 09

Casual fashion retailer Dress Barn has reported a 4% drop in third quarter profit, which it attributed to a reduction in net interest and a higher tax rate.

US: Dress Barn ups Q3 guidance on improving trends | 14 Apr 09

Apparel retailer Dress Barn is forecasting a better than expected third quarter performance after a good reception for its spring merchandise.

US: Dress Barn swings to Q2 loss | 19 Feb 09

Fashion apparel retailer Dress Barn has posted a net loss for the fiscal second quarter of US$1.1m, compared to net earnings of $7.4m in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, after adopting aggressive promotions to clear out seasonal inventory.

US: Dress Barn Q4 profit falls 34% | 18 Sep 08

Apparel retailer Dress Barn Inc has reported a 34.2% drop in fourth quarter profit, but said it is tackling the “challenging retail environment” through strong inventory controls to reduce markdowns and tight management of expenses.

US: Dress Barn Q3 profit up 8%, reaffirms outlook | 29 May 08

Careful control of inventory and expenses helped Dress Barn Inc to a 7.8% rise in third quarter profit and led the apparel retailer to reaffirm its full-year guidance.

US: Dress Barn optimistic despite H1 earnings dip | 28 Feb 08

US retailer Dress Barn is scenting signs of recovery in the market despite announcing a 32% fall in first half net earnings to US$27m.



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