May 18, 2015

It took close to a year, but Ann Inc., owner of the Ann Taylor and Loft banners, has followed the wishes of major shareholders including Engine Capital LP and Red Alder LLC and agreed to an approximate $2.15 billion buyout from specialty apparel rival Ascena Retail Group Inc.

May 6, 2015

Global Brands Group has named former Ann Taylor and May Company executive Adrienne Lazarus as CEO of The Frye Company, one of the holding company’s premier brands.

April 27, 2015

High-profile retailers can make a high-impact difference when they use their clout to do good.

March 27, 2015

Brian Lynch, a 35-year fashion and retail industry veteran, has been named president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s Justice brand, which is targeted at tween girls.

March 27, 2015

Brian Lynch, a 35-year fashion and retail industry veteran, has been named president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s Justice brand, which is targeted at tween girls.

November 21, 2014

Ann Inc. beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter with net income of $29.9 million, down 27% from $41.2 million the same quarter a year earlier.  

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.