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Faced with slowing sales in Western markets, lingerie firms are increasingly focusing on emerging markets like Russia and Asia for growth. According to new research, both China and India are likely to see a double digit hike in lingerie sales over the next three years. | 20 Jul 2007

With the plus-size market forecast to grow by at least 10% a year in the US, the accelerated demand for outsize clothing represents a huge opportunity to generate new sales, according to a new report from just-style. | 22 Nov 2004

The shifting shape of the US population is providing big business for apparel companies tapping into the plus-size market. The segment is still ripe with opportunities through more updated styling, improved fit, and a high quality shopping experience writes Stacy Baker.

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Katie Smith | 12 Aug 2014

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

Michelle Russell | 31 Jul 2014

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

Petah Marian | 14 Feb 2013

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

Katie Smith | 30 Oct 2012

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

Katie Smith | 12 Oct 2012

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

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2012

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.

Richard Woodard | 20 Sep 2012

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.

Katie Smith | 7 Sep 2012

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.

Richard Woodard | 23 Aug 2012

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.

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.

Katie Smith | 22 Jun 2012

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.

Petah Marian | 18 Jun 2012

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.

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."

Katie Smith | 7 Jun 2012

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

Katie Smith | 2 May 2012

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

Petah Marian | 27 Mar 2012

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

Petah Marian | 26 Mar 2012

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

Leonie Barrie | 23 Jan 2012

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.

Petah Marian | 18 Jan 2012

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

Petah Marian | 1 Dec 2011

Plus size retailer Charming Shoppes is to sell its Fashion Bug business and focus on its Lane Bryant flagship brands ahead of a review of its operations amid ongoing losses.

Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 2011

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 global shopping hub. | 3 Jun 2011

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. | 28 Apr 2011

Maternity apparel retailer Destination Apparel has appointed ex-Torrid executive Chris Daniel as the company’s new president, with effect from 1 June. | 25 Mar 2011

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. | 24 Mar 2011

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.

Joe Ayling | 14 Dec 2010

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

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