Exploring Canada-Wide Possibilities……

Ann Inc. is a ladieswear retailer that specializes in better quality ladies career, active, sports and contemporary fashion for a wide age group.  A subsidiary of the New Jersey-based Ascena Retail Group, its stores trade under the Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey banners along with an on-line platform.  Introduced in 1954, the upscale Ann Taylor presently accounts for over 350 full-price and outlet stores across North America, four of which are in Ontario.  The LOFT stores, with its modern, feminine and versatile fashion was introduced in 1998.  The LOFT chain now numbers over 650 full-price and outlet stores in the United States, Mexico and nine stores in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.  Ann Inc. is now exploring expansion opportunities in Canada for the Ann Taylor and LOFT banners and has retained Janine Maginniss at Oberfeld Snowcap’s Toronto office to handle the site search across Canada for the fashion and accessories chains. The chains are targeting the better enclosed malls and both concepts will operate in 4200 to 5200 square foot locations.

Oberfeld Snowcap, 330 Bay St., Suite 1100, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8 (Janine Maginniss – 416/849-8579 janine@oberfeldsnowcap.com)
Ann Inc., 4079 Executive Pkwy, 3rd Floor, Westerville, Ohio 43081-3859 (800/342-5266 www.anntaylor.com & www.loft.com)