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Ascena Retail Group

Ascena Retail Group began its life as Dress Barn. The company acquired numerous other retailers and decided it wanted to ditch a name with pastoral implications and adopted the name Ascena in 2010.

The company took on a huge debt load during its acquisition spree and fell into bankruptcy during the COVID19 pandemic. They sold the IP for Dress Barn and appear to be consolidating their other brands.

Ascena Time line

I drew the first part of the time line from Funding Universe and the latter part from a variety of sources including wikipedia.

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  1. Funding Universe - Dress Barn (Drawn 11/17/2020)
  2. Wikipedia - Ascena Retail Group (Drawn 11/17/2020)
  3. RIS Webinar - Dress Barn Parent Acquires Charming Shoppes (Drawn 11/18/2020)
  4. Dress Barn - Press Release (Drawn 11/18/2020)

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