Ann Taylor

In this section of the Fashion Newspaper, you will find news regarding the women's clothing store, Ann Taylor.
 
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A Hollywood Holiday with Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson and Ann Taylor toast to a wild, whirlwind holiday season. The brand’s campaign was shot while Hudson was filming the movie “Good People” and touring Europe with fiancé Matt Bellamy, his band Muse, and her two sons.

We celebrate, every day.

Kate Hudson, Kay Krill, ANN INC.‘s President and CEO, and Monica Mishra, one of the 2012 ANNpower Fellows and 2013 Project Grant Winner were in New York City to speak at the Clinton Global initiative 2013 Annual Meeting. They spoke at one of the commitment sessions called LESSONS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP specifically on: "ANNpower: The Next Generation of Women Leaders."

Ann Taylor is thrilled to announce that award-winning actress Kate Hudson will return as ambassador of its spring and summer 2013 campaigns. This year, Hudson’s role will take on more importance and she will serve in a larger capacity, as both a design influence and charitable ambassador. For the summer collection, she will be developing a capsule collection for the brand.  In addition, she will join the Advisory Council for the company’s ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative, a program that supports the empowerment of young women.

 

Through its ANN Cares® charitable platform, the Company invites Ann Taylor and LOFT clients to give back this holiday season

ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, announced today that it is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the sixth consecutive year to support the organization's annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. Holiday shoppers will be encouraged to help children with cancer and other deadly diseases by donating funds for pioneering research and exceptional care provided at St. Jude.

ANN INC. today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year of 2011, ended January 28, 2012.  The Company also provided its outlook for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2012.

For the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.10, excluding $0.06 per diluted share in after-tax charges associated with its previously announced management realignment, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.19 in the fourth quarter of 2010, excluding after-tax restructuring charges of $0.05 per diluted share.  On a GAAP basis, including the aforementioned charges, earnings per diluted share were $0.04 in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with $0.14 in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Ann Taylor announces award-winning actress Kate Hudson as the new face of the brand for Spring 2012. The collaboration reflects Ann Taylor’s continued focus on celebrating modern women of substance, style and success across every generation.

ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) President and CEO, Kay Krill, joined Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, to officially launch a four-year investment in young women's leadership, the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.  ANN INC. has committed $1.3 million to this initiative, which will connect and inspire a strong network of high school junior and senior students across the United States.  Selected applicants will receive leadership training and grants to develop projects to advance women and girls in their communities and around the world.

AnnTaylor Stores Corporation today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year of 2010, ended January 29, 2011, and provided an outlook for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2011.

For the fiscal fourth quarter of 2010, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.19, excluding after-tax restructuring charges of $0.05 per diluted share, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.05 in the fourth quarter of 2009, excluding after-tax restructuring charges totaling $0.05 per diluted share. On a GAAP basis, including the aforementioned restructuring charges, earnings per diluted share were $0.14 in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with breakeven earnings per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009.

This holiday shopping season, Ann Taylor Stores Corporation joined St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the 7th annual Thanks and Giving campaign by inspiring their customers to "give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." The Company announced today that it helped raise a company record of over $2.8 million for St. Jude, a 40 percent increase over last year's contribution.

Ann Taylor Stores Corporation today reported results for the fiscal third quarter ended October 30, 2010, and commented on its outlook for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010.

For the third quarter of 2010, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.42, excluding after-tax restructuring charges totaling $0.01 per diluted share, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.20 in the third quarter of 2009, excluding after-tax restructuring and asset impairment charges totaling $0.17 per diluted share.  On a GAAP basis, including the aforementioned charges, earnings per diluted share were $0.41 in the third quarter of 2010, compared with $0.03 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2009.

Kay Krill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are extremely pleased with the Company's excellent performance for the third quarter of 2010, with earnings for the quarter more than doubling from the year-ago period.   The significantly higher sales and near-record gross margin rate reflect another standout quarter at the Ann Taylor brand and improved results at the LOFT brand for the third quarter.

"The Ann Taylor brand delivered meaningful gains across all of its channels, resulting in a 22% comparable sales increase for the brand.  We continue to see an enthusiastic client response to the compelling fashion, quality and value Ann Taylor offers and are capturing a greater share of her overall spend.  The LOFT brand also showed progress during the quarter, with outstanding performance in the online and outlet channels and steady improvement in the stores channel, which, as expected, delivered stronger sales in September and October as we received new product.  

"While we anticipate a promotional environment in the upcoming months, we feel good about our overall business as we enter the fourth quarter and believe we are well-positioned in terms of our product, inventories, marketing initiatives and our planned promotional strategies for the Holiday season," Ms. Krill said.  



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