Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is an American retailer of women's clothing. Ascena also owns Lane Bryant and Catherines clothing store brands, and is the parent company of Ann Inc., operator of Ann Taylor and Loft stores.
Chairman Emeritus Elliot Jaffe and his wife and co-founder, Roslyn, own about 25% of Ascena.
The first Dressbarn was opened in February 1962 in Stamford, Connecticut, by Roslyn Jaffe. Jaffe saw the opportunity to provide wear-to-work dresses and clothing for the working woman during a time when women were entering the workforce in greater numbers.
The company began trading on NASDAQ in 1982. In January 2011, to reflect its broader holdings, the company was reorganized as a Delaware corporation named Ascena Retail Group, Inc. The company's NASDAQ symbol also changed to ASNA in 2011.
Highest paying job titles at Ascena Retail Group include Data Scientist, Head of Schools, and IT Security Manager