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Not to worry — AnnTaylor’s CEO is “all over that”

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annlogo.gifAnnTaylor reported a quarterly loss on Friday as the struggling clothing retailer, facing lagging sales and falling store traffic, took a charge to restructure its operations. But not to worry — the CEO is aware of the problems facing the retailer and is “all over it.”

On a conference call with analysts, CEO Kay Krill reassured Wall Street analysts multiple times that the retailer was taking the proper steps to get business back on track.

Worried that AnnTaylor hasn’t realized its clients taste have evolved? Not to worry:

Our clients’ product preferences have definitely evolved and we did not keep pace with her wants. She wants more modern and fashionable product that the is versatile and current, and we are all over that,” Krill said.

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