The industry leaders believe legacy brands are positioned to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.
The brand operator even floated the possibility of a sale.
The three companies managed to turn in decent results despite deep weakness in the retail market.
Moody’s cut the retail operator’s long-term credit rating, pointing to a first-quarter dip in sales and revenue.
Four of the eight members of the Ascena board are women.
Executives felt good about business in the second half of February, fueling hopes for spring.
The two retailers struggled with weak sales and poor traffic over the Christmas season.
The organization found standout performers in areas from robotics to lemonade-makers.
In 1962, Elliot Jaffe cofounded the business by launching Dressbarn with his wife, Roslyn Jaffe.
Sales and merchandise margins were up 2 percent in the nine days leading up to Cyber Monday.