dressbarn Unveils Hope Bracelet to Benefit Cancer Fight

dressbarn's exclusive 2013 Hope Bracelet benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Suffern, NY—To symbolize the hope to end cancer in the world, dressbarn will be offering an exclusive 2013 Hope Bracelet May 1 to … [Read more...]

Despite Markdown Pressure, Ascena Reports Better-Than-Expected Q2

A peek inside Lane Bryant's new flagship in Manhattan.

Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group, parent to dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Catherines and other specialty stores, reported Monday that its … [Read more...]

Acquisitions Help Ascena Q1 Profit, Sales Rise

Holiday at Lane Bryant

Suffern, NY—Helped by the contributions from its recent acquisitions of Lane Bryant and Catherines, Ascena Retail Group reported … [Read more...]

Ascena Q4 Profit Drops Due to Charming Shoppes’ Acquisition Costs


Suffern, NY— net income of $1.6 million, or 1 cent a share, down from $28.2 million, or 18 cents a share, a year … [Read more...]

Ascena Hopes to Save 7,500 Jobs from Fashion Bug Closing

Fashion Bug fails to make the cut at larger Ascena Retail Group

Philadelphia—While Ascena Retail Group, which recently acquired Charming Shoppes, may be planning to shutter its Fashion Bug … [Read more...]

Ascena Q3 Profit Hit by Charming Shoppes Acquisition Costs


Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group reported last week that despite increased sales its third quarter profit fell 4.8% mostly due to … [Read more...]

Ascena to Buy Charming Shoppes for $890 Million

Ascena will expand its reach into the plus size market with Charming Shoppes' Lane Bryant stores.

Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group, owners of dressbarn, maurices and Justice, announced today that it plans to buy Charming Shoppes, … [Read more...]

Dressbarn Offers Hope Bracelet in Support of American Cancer Society

The 2012 Hope Bracelet

Suffern, NY—Dressbarn is reminding all its shoppers and others to support the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life, the … [Read more...]

Ascena Q2 Profit Surges 50% on Higher Sales

Spring at dressbarn

Suffern, NY—Shares of Ascena Retail Group surged nearly 5% today after the company, parent of dressbarn, reported a 50% jump in … [Read more...]

December Comp Sales Rise 3.3% on Mixed Holiday Results

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—“Sales were decent but not great.”That’s how Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, summed up today’s December … [Read more...]

Ascena Appoints Brand Presidents for Dressbarn, Maurices


Suffern, NY—The board of directors at Ascena Retail Group restructured management at its dressbarn and maurices stores this … [Read more...]

Ascena Q1 Profit Edges Down, But Sales Rise


Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group reported Thursday that its first quarter profit declined 1% despite increased sales due to … [Read more...]