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US: Robinson to lead Ascena global sourcing initiative Katie Smith | 18 Feb 13

Ascena Retail Group has named Ronnie Robinson president of its new global sourcing initiative, as the women's wear retailer looks to move to a central sourcing base.

US: Coldwater Creek CEO to retire as CMO takes helm Katie Smith | 29 Nov 12

The CEO of clothing retailer Coldwater Creek, Dennis Pence, will retire at the end of the year, leaving chief merchandising officer Jill Brown Dean to take the helm.

US: Ascena Retail goes live with TradeStone PLM solution Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 12

Ascena Retail Group is investing in TradeStone Software's Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions to help drive collaboration, enhance consistency and improve efficiency across its business.

US: Coldwater Creek hires new chief merchandising officer | 24 Jan 11

US women's apparel retailer Coldwater Creek has announced that Jill Brown Dean has been appointed as its president and chief merchandising officer.

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 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.

ANALYSIS: Do lean inventories mean retail holiday woes? Richard Woodard | 16 Oct 09

As consumer spending has fallen amid the economic downturn, US retail chains have cut back savagely on inventory to save cash. An understandable reaction, but one that could spell trouble for suppliers and retailers alike in the run-up to the holiday season, reports Richard Woodard.

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?

Top stories on just-style this week... | 26 Jun 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

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: Tween Brands swings to Q1 loss on lower sales | 20 May 09

Tween Brands Inc today (20 May) said it swung to a first quarter loss as teen girls stayed away from its stores, but tight control of costs and inventories meant results were in line with its expectations.

COMMENT: US retail faces a leaner future | 14 Apr 09

This year, thousands of retail outlets across the US will shut their doors as companies rationalise their store portfolios in the teeth of the worst recession since the Second World War. But is this a necessary correction, or an overreaction? And how will the retail landscape look once “normality” returns – whatever that means? asks Richard Woodard.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 13 Mar 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Tween Brands to close up to 40 stores | 12 Mar 09

Retailer Tween Brands is to shutter up to 40 stores this year as it continues to overhaul the business, converting all of its outlets to the Justice brand.

US: Tween Brands posts loss after “most difficult” Q4 | 26 Feb 09

Specialist apparel retailer Tween Brands swung to a fourth quarter loss of US$13.9m after the company experienced the “most difficult” trading period in its history.

US: Tween Brands withdraws H2 outlook on Q3 loss | 19 Nov 08

Tween Brands Inc has swung to a third quarter loss after being hit by restructuring charges, lower sales, and has withdrawn its outlook for the second half of 2008.

US: Tween Brands to ditch Limited Too on Q2 loss | 13 Aug 08

Teen apparel retailer Tween Brands Inc is to convert 560 of its Limited Too stores to its more value-oriented Justice brand in a bid to drive growth and profitability after posting a worse-than-expected second quarter loss.

US: Tween Brands axes COO role as Stevens leaves | 17 Jun 08

Niche retailer Tween Brands has decided to abolish the role of president and COO with the resignation of current incumbent Kenneth T Stevens.

US: Tween Brands Q1 profit falls 66% | 21 May 08

First quarter profit at Tween Brands has fallen 65.6%, with average transaction values down 15% in the period but sales of its Justice brand booming.

US: Tween Brands names de Aguiar as CFO | 20 May 08

Tween Brands Inc has hired Rolando de Aguiar as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

US: Limited Too president resigns | 7 Mar 08

Jill Dean, president of Tween Brands' Limited Too unit, has resigned with immediate effect.

US: Tween Brands Q4 profit falls 11% on charge | 20 Feb 08

Girls’ wear retailer Tween Brands Inc today (20 February) said its fourth quarter profit fell 11% as restructuring charges outweighed higher sales.

US: Record-breaking nine-week sales for Tween Brands | 8 Jan 08

Niche retailer Tween Brands posted record sales for the nine-week period ended 5 January, outstripping the company’s own expectations.

US: Cautious Q4 outlook from Tween Brands | 20 Nov 07

Children’s retailer Tween Brands has lowered earnings forecasts for the company’s fourth quarter despite posting a 13% sales increase.


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