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US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup

A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch...

US apparel retailers' March 2015 sales roundup

While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weath...

US apparel retailers' February 2015 sales roundup

US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, as significant headwinds including extreme winter weather, additiona...

New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”

Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming propor...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


Speaking with style: Dr Harry Lee, TAL Apparel 26 Jul 2011

Leonie Barrie

TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers, has turned the threat of inflation across the supply chain into an opportunity to do things differently. Here CEO Dr Harry Lee tells just-style how the Hong Kong based firm's long-time focus on efficiency, sustainable development, and added value is helping to combat rising costs and set it apart from the competition.

Latest News

Gap’s woes “not so easy to fix” 24 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Gap Inc is "not close" to finding the right formula to turn around its namesake brand’s fortunes in the US market, an analyst believes.


Analysts “encouraged” despite Gap brand sales slip 10 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Even though Gap Inc's namesake brand posted its 11th consecutive comparable store sales decline in March, one analyst is "encouraged" after the retail giant booked an overall increase during the month.


Gap names new design head amid mixed Q4 2 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Gap Inc has named a new head of design and product development for its namesake brand, after the unit continued to weigh on the company's sales during the fourth-quarter.


Need for change at Gap “evident” 11 Feb 2015

Katie Smith

The need for change at Gap Inc's namesake brand is “evident”, one analyst has said, after the struggling label weighed on the retail giant's fourth-quarter and January sales performance.


Gap removes creative director Rebekka Bay 30 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Gap Inc has made a number of key leadership changes that it hopes will intensify the brand’s customer focus, but will see the removal of creative director role Rebekka Bay.

Latest blogs

Gap CEO switch a sign of transition 13 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.


Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

Company research

Gap Inc, The in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

Gap Inc, The in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

The Gap Inc has demonstrated that it understands the direction of the apparel market, and is using its digital platforms in conjunction with its physical stores to drive growth. The company has benefi...

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Gap Inc, The in Apparel (USA)

Gap Inc, The in Apparel (USA)

The Gap is a US apparel specialist retailer which offers casual, mid-tier clothing. It continues to pursue a multi-tier price strategy, operating retail concepts (Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, Piper...

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Gap Inc, The in Apparel (World)

Gap Inc, The in Apparel (World)

Gap Inc’s sales performance in 2012 highlights a successful turnaround is well underway. Innovative marketing combined with an omni-channel focus places the company well to regain lost market share. G...

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