Milan Fashion Week: Highs - and Highs

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CEO Talks: Tarang Amin, E.l.f. Beauty

clock 13hAllison Collins


L’Oréal Stock Rises on Nestlé Speculation

clock September 22, 2017Jennifer Weil


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Tommy Hilfiger, David Jaffe Advise on Navigating Industry Change

The industry leaders believe legacy brands are positioned to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.

clock September 12, 2017David Moin

Loft president Gary Muto at Loft Rockefeller Center.Gary Muto, New York


Struggling Ascena Pumps Up Gary Muto

The latest management changes are designed to help reverse sagging sales trends.

clock August 1, 2017David Moin

Ralph Lauren Beverly Hills

Business Features

Retail’s Future? Being Happy With Less

The days of expansion equaling sales growth for the industry’s most ubiquitous brands are gone — probably for good.

clock July 6, 2017Kali Hays

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Posts $1B Loss, Set to Close Hundreds of Stores

The brand operator even floated the possibility of a sale.

clock June 8, 2017Kali Hays

Wal-Mart Signage outside a Wal-Mart store in Duarte, Calif. Wal-Mart is promising it won't be beat on prices this holiday season. But online shoppers shouldn't expect free shipping without any restrictionsRetail Holiday, Duarte, USA


An Inkling of Stability From Wal-Mart, Gap and Ross

The three companies managed to turn in decent results despite deep weakness in the retail market.

clock May 19, 2017WWD Staff

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Cuts Forecast, Stock Plummets

Ceo David Jaffe projected a year or two more of tough sledding for retail.

clock May 17, 2017Evan Clark

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Gets Downgrade After ‘Deterioration’ in Revenues

Moody’s cut the retail operator’s long-term credit rating, pointing to a first-quarter dip in sales and revenue.

clock May 1, 2017Kali Hays

Ascena board members


Ascena Takes a ‘Fearless’ Stand on Gender Equality

Four of the eight members of the Ascena board are women.

clock March 16, 2017David Moin


Ascena Deepens Loss but Sees Signs of Spring Pickup

Executives felt good about business in the second half of February, fueling hopes for spring.

clock March 6, 2017David Moin


Ascena Loss Deepens in Second Fiscal Quarter

CEO cites sluggish shopper traffic, price promotions and “disruptive” ecommerce trends for declines.

clock March 6, 2017David Moin

American Eagle Outfitters Fall 2016 #WeAllCan ad campaign.


Ascena Suffers During Holiday, American Eagle Muddles Through

The two retailers struggled with weak sales and poor traffic over the Christmas season.

clock January 10, 2017Evan Clark

Scott A. Dahnke


For NRF List, Agents of Change and Disruptors Wanted

The organization found standout performers in areas from robotics to lemonade-makers.

clock January 4, 2017Sharon Edelson


Rue 21 Rebuilds With Emphasis on Experience

Teen retailer looks for footing in the face of fickle consumers.

clock January 3, 2017Sharon Edelson

David Jaffe Financo Forum 2016


Ascena’s David Jaffe Adds Chairman Title, Succeeding His Father

In 1962, Elliot Jaffe cofounded the business by launching Dressbarn with his wife, Roslyn Jaffe.

clock December 12, 2016David Moin

David Jaffe Financo Forum 2016


Ascena Turns Profitable in Quarter and Upbeat for Holiday

Sales and merchandise margins were up 2 percent in the nine days leading up to Cyber Monday.

clock December 1, 2016David Moin

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Goldman Downgrades Tiffany Citing Slow Turn on High-End Business

clock September 22, 2017Evan Clark

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