Ann Taylor

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COVID Brings Another Retailer to Chapter 11

Parent company of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant seeks bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - The pandemic has pushed another big-name retailer into bankruptcy. The parent company of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant filed for Chapter 11 protection on Thursday. The Ascena Retail Group plans to close about 1,100 stories across the country, including all of its Catherines stores and many of its Justice...

Ann Taylor Finally Gets Good
 Ann Taylor Finally Gets Good 

Ann Taylor Finally Gets Good

Cintra Wilson finds the retailer infused with sophisticated details, for less

(Newser) - After a game of fashion musical chairs brought Ann Taylor a new designer, Cintra Wilson decided it was time to reexamine the label—long a "corporate office submissive" look designed to "attract a nice tax attorney husband." She ate her words after checking out the new line...

For Retail Workers, Big Bro Is Tracking

Computer systems help max productivity, cut costs

(Newser) - As a sluggish economy pinches retailers, many are now turning to computer programs to track employee productivity, the Wall Street Journal reports. At Ann Taylor stores, a computer system calculates average sales per hour, units sold, and dollars per transaction —then automatically schedules the best workers during the store’...

Retailers Checking Out as Economy Falters

Each default brings widespread fallout

(Newser) - Stores across the country are closing their doors, the New York Times reports, victims of a downturn in consumer spending. Retailers are often heavily leveraged, and as the economy falters banks are tightening credit. Several chains, including Sharper Image, have declared bankruptcy; others like Footlocker, Ann Taylor, and Zales are...

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