November 6, 2014

Ann Inc. is forecasting declining sales for the fiscal third and fourth quarter and full year 2014.

October 15, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has named Fran Horowitz to the position of president of its Hollister brand.

October 14, 2014

Ann Inc., parent of Ann Taylor and Loft, said Tuesday it has entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Golden Gate Capital to provide certain non-public information with the private equity firm.

September 26, 2014

The concept of a shopping center as a place where people simply show up to make a few purchases and leave is becoming passé. Increasingly, developers are building mixed-use centers that include residential, office and entertainment components, which turn them more into a consumer home base and less of a functional destination. Add in amenities like town squares, public parks, community gardens and amphitheaters, and the “shopping center” becomes more of an all-around “center” of activity.

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August 14, 2014

Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award.

March 14, 2014

Ann Inc., owner of Ann Taylor and Loft, on Friday reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but forecast a lower-than-expected outlook for the year.

March 14, 2014

Ann Inc., owner of Ann Taylor and Loft, on Friday reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but forecast a lower-than-expected outlook for the year.

February 6, 2014

Ann Inc., parent company of Ann Taylor and The Loft, expects net sales and same-store sales to increase for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2013, on a year-over-year basis.

August 23, 2013

Ann Inc. reported that its second quarter net income rose a better-than-expected 16% to $35.6 million, with strong performances from both its Ann Taylor and Loft banners.

June 6, 2013

Ann Inc., which runs the Ann Taylor and Loft, reported that its fiscal first-quarter net income dropped 27%, as unseasonably cold weather held back sales of spring and summer clothing and led to discounts.

March 8, 2013

Ann Inc., parent of Ann Taylor and Loft, said that its fourth-quarter profit rose to a better-than-expected $2.37 million from $2.18 million a year earlier.

January 24, 2013

Ann Inc. said that actress Kate Hudson will continue her role as the face of Ann Taylor for its spring and summer 2013 campaigns.

October 10, 2012

By Michael Dart, Todd Hooper and Jay Agarwal

October 5, 2012

Ann Taylor announced it opened its first international store on Oct. 4, in the Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto.

October 5, 2012

Ann Taylor announced it opened its first international store on Oct. 4, in the Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto.

September 11, 2012

Ann Taylor on Oct. 5 will open its first store outside of the United States, in the Toronto Eaton Centre.

September 11, 2012

Ann Taylor on Oct. 5 will open its first store outside of the United States, in the Toronto Eaton Centre.

August 17, 2012

Ann Inc. reported that profit for the second quarter rose 24% to $30.7 million, compared with $24.8 million in the year-ago period.

August 2, 2012

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group said that Ann Taylor Loft will open a store this fall at outlet and value shopping destination Colorado Mills, located in the Denver suburb of Lakewood.

July 20, 2012

Ann Taylor Loft on July 24, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, in Central Valley, N.Y.

June 29, 2012

New York & Co. has named former Ann Taylor executive Laura Weil as its new COO.

June 6, 2012

Loft, a division of Ann Inc. — formerly known as Ann Taylor — will open its first Canadian location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario, in late 2012.

May 24, 2012

Ann Inc. announced that it will open two stores in Toronto, in fall 2012, marking the apparel retailer’s first foray outside the United States.

April 20, 2012

Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, announced the launch of AnnCares360, a program in partnership with Good360, a nonprofit leader in product philanthropy.