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US: Destination Maternity CEO Edward Krell exits Katie Smith | 12 Aug 14

Destination Maternity CEO Edward Krell has stepped down after six years to pursue other opportunities, and will be succeeded by Anthony Romano immediately.


US: Christopher & Banks appoints Derry as merchandise head Michelle Russell | 31 Jul 14

US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former National Stores executive, Lynn Derry as its senior vice president, general merchandise manager.


US: Ascena Retail names Heasley as Lane Bryant CEO Petah Marian | 14 Feb 13

Ascena Retail Group has named Linda Heasley as president and CEO of plus sized clothing retailer Lane Bryant, which it acquired last year.


US: Christopher & Banks taps Payless exec as CEO Katie Smith | 30 Oct 12

Women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former Payless ShoeSource chief executive LuAnn Via as its new president and CEO.


US: The Wet Seal appoints Davey as chairman Katie Smith | 12 Oct 12

Teen retailer The Wet Seal has appointed Lynda Davey as chairman following the resignation of Hal Kahn and three other directors.


US: Wet Seal urges against rebel shareholder's plans Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 12

Teen fashion retailer The Wet Seal Inc is has urged its shareholders to reject efforts by dissident investor Clinton Group to replace experienced board members - and says it has taken "positive steps" to address their concerns.


US: Ascena Q4 adjusted profit surges 74% Richard Woodard | 20 Sep 12

Ascena Retail Group has posted a notable surge in fourth quarter adjusted net profit as the company absorbed its recent acquisition of apparel retailer Charming Shoppes.


US: Fashion Bug sells $500m inventory Katie Smith | 7 Sep 12

SB Capital Group, Tiger Capital Group, and Great American Group have formed a joint venture to sell US$500m worth of value women's wear business Fashion Bug's inventory at its 568 stores.


US: Wet Seal rebel shareholder wants new board Richard Woodard | 23 Aug 12

Dissident stockholder Clinton Group is persisting in its calls for change at troubled teen fashion retailer The Wet Seal, proposing five new board members for the company.


US: Ascena to save 7,500 Fashion Bug jobs? Katie Smith | 6 Jul 12

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.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 22 Jun 12

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Bangladesh garment factory owners refusing to reopen factories in the Ashulia industrial zone, new research shows Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco as attractive sourcing alternatives to China, and Ascena Retail Group works towards shedding its Fashion Bug and Figi's brands.


US: Ascena to shed Fashion Bug as acquisition closes Petah Marian | 18 Jun 12

Ascena Retail Group has completed its acquisition of US plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes, and is working towards shedding the Fashion Bug and Figi's brands.


US: Ascena Retail edges closer to Charming Shoppes merger Leonie Barrie | 14 Jun 12

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."


US: Charming Shoppes Q1 profit declines 31.7% Katie Smith | 7 Jun 12

Plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes saw its first-quarter net profit fall 31.7% on the back of higher product costs.


US: Ascena Retail Q3 net income down on acquisition costs Petah Marian | 1 Jun 12

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


US: Ascena Retail acquires Charming Shoppes for $890m Katie Smith | 2 May 12

Women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group today (2 May) said it will acquire plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes for US$890m.


US: Charming Shoppes Q4 losses narrow Petah Marian | 27 Mar 12

Plus-size apparel specialist Charming Shoppes narrowed its fourth-quarter loss despite being hit by higher product costs and a challenging promotional environment.


US: Charming Shoppes names Liss to lead direct-to-consumer business Petah Marian | 26 Mar 12

Charming Shoppes has appointed Jeffrey Liss as general manager of Charming Direct, the group's direct-to-consumer business.


US: Charming Shoppes adjusts supply chain team Leonie Barrie | 23 Jan 12

Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has made changes to its supply chain team, including the promotion of Bryan Eshelman as its new chief supply chain officer.


US: Charming Shoppes appoints Crystal as Lane Bryant marketing head Petah Marian | 18 Jan 12

Charming Shoppes announced today (18 January) that Elizabeth Crystal will join plus size retailer Lane Bryant as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.


US: Charming Shoppes goes global online Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 11

Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc is taking its brands global, launching online sales for its own Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, Fashion Bug and Loop 18 brands, as well as more than 300 other labels on its Sonsi.com global shopping hub.


US: Charming Shoppes in Q1 profit surge just-style.com | 3 Jun 11

Plus size women’s apparel retailer Charming Shoppes posted a hefty increase in first quarter profit, thanks to steady sales and a slight increase in comps.


US: Destination Maternity appoints Daniel president just-style.com | 28 Apr 11

Maternity apparel retailer Destination Apparel has appointed ex-Torrid executive Chris Daniel as the company’s new president, with effect from 1 June.


US: Charming Shoppes appoints new execs just-style.com | 25 Mar 11

Retail group Charming Shoppes has announced the hiring of Anthony M Romano as the company's president and CEO, along with a series of other appointments.


US: Charming Shoppes widens Q4 loss, to close 240 stores just-style.com | 24 Mar 11

Plus-size women’s wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc today (24 March) said it intends to close 240 underperforming stores in the coming year as it tries to steer its business back into profit.


BANGLADESH: Garment factory blaze claims more lives Joe Ayling | 14 Dec 10

A sudden factory fire in Bangladesh is believed to have left around 20 people dead and hundreds more injured.


US: Charming Shoppes reports Q3 sales dip just-style.com | 1 Dec 10

Charming Shoppes, a multi-brand apparel retailer of women's plus-size apparel, reported lower profits for the three month period ended 30 October.


US: Charming Shoppes CEO steps down just-style.com | 14 Oct 10

James Fogarty, CEO of women’s wear retailer Charming Shoppes, has stepped down, with Anthony Romano taking over the day-to-day running of the company.


US: Charming Shoppes swings to Q2 loss just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

Women's plus-size apparel retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has swung to a second quarter loss, blaming lower sales and heavy discounting to clear seasonal merchandise.


July 2010 management briefing: Growth in the US plus-size market just-style.com | 28 Jul 10

To have plus-size clothing lines to sell, you need plus-size consumers, so it is maybe not a surprise that the American market for these garments is of critical importance.

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