Ascena Retail Group announces DC expansion

Suffern, N.Y. -- Ascena Retail Group, which operates the Maurices and dressbarn banners, said Tuesday it will launch a 760,000-sq.-ft. distribution center expansion in central Ohio.

Upon completion, the new facility will distribute apparel and accessories for its lineup of brands, which also includes Justice & Brothers, Lane Bryant and Catherines.

“Not only is central Ohio considered a hub for distribution, but the centrality of this location will allow us to deliver 70% of our 3,800 stores within two days,” said David Jaffe, president and CEO.

Construction is being managed by Gray Construction Co. and will be completed in early 2014.