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Gap to close Fifth Avenue flagship this month Beth Wright | 10 Jan 19

US speciality retailer Gap Inc has confirmed it is to shutter its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York later this month following an announcement it is to close locations that are "dragging down" the business. 

H&M, Adidas, Gap, Nike largest BCI cotton users Michelle Russell | 15 Nov 18

H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc and Nike have been named in the top five of Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) top brands list for sourcing the sustainable raw material.

How Gap Inc is using scale to speed up its supply chain Hannah Abdulla | 9 Oct 18

Specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has set out some of the ways its brands are able to significantly cut down on lead times – with some as quick as eight weeks.

IFC, Gap partner to cut energy use in Pakistan textile sector Hannah Abdulla | 9 Oct 18

The International Finance Corp. — a division of the World Bank — has teamed up with US apparel firm Gap Inc. to improve resource efficiency in the company's Pakistan operations.

Gap reaffirms FY but reset needed at namesake brand Beth Wright | 24 Aug 18

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has reaffirmed its full-year guidance on the back of higher second-quarter profits and revenue, but an analyst has warned that "deep-seated problems" remain at its namesake brand.

Former Billabong CEO Fiske to lead Gap brand Beth Wright | 14 Jun 18

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has named former Billabong CEO, Neil Fiske, as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of its Gap brand.

Brands under fire for gender-based violence in Asia factories Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 18

Walmart, H&M and Gap Inc have all come under fire from a global coalition of trade unions, worker rights and human rights organisations that claim women who work in Asian factories making clothes for the companies are at daily risk of assault, sexual abuse and other harassment.

Gap reaffirms FY despite namesake brand struggle Beth Wright | 25 May 18

Gap Inc has reaffirmed its full-year guidance on the back of higher first-quarter profits and revenue, but one analyst warns while the US speciality clothing retailer is in a better position than it was a year ago, management talks a better game than it is actually playing.

Arcadia, Gap, H&M and Inditex all ban mohair Michelle Russell | 2 May 18

Fashion retail giants Arcadia Group, Inditex, Gap Inc and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have all committed to ensuring their products are mohair-free following an investigation into the industry in South Africa by animal rights group PETA.

Gap to open 60 Old Navy stores this year Beth Wright | 26 Apr 18

US speciality retailer Gap Inc says it is on track to add about 70 net new stores as part of its balanced growth strategy, and will open about 60 Old Navy stores across the US, Canada and Mexico by the end of the year.

Gap exits Weddington Way bridal business Beth Wright | 18 Apr 18

US speciality retailer Gap Inc has confirmed to just-style it is exiting the Weddington Way bridal business it acquired in 2016 and operated from its Banana Republic stores.

Athleta earns B Corp Certification Leonie Barrie | 26 Mar 18

Women’s activewear retailer Athleta has become one of the largest apparel companies in the world to earn B Corp Certification for its social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Gap aims to conserve 10bn litres of water by 2020 Beth Wright | 20 Mar 18

US speciality retailer Gap Inc has committed to conserve 10bn litres of water by the end of 2020 and says product innovation and efficiency improvements at fabric mills and laundries will be key to savings.

Gap sets new goal for suppliers to pay workers digitally Beth Wright | 15 Mar 18

Gap Inc is encouraging all 800 of its tier 1 supplier factories to pay garment workers digitally by 2020, in a move that will help improve supply chain transparency and efficiency.

Gap books mixed Q4 but FY more positive Beth Wright | 2 Mar 18

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc booked a mixed fourth-quarter as earnings slipped and sales rose but reported more positive full-year figures with a double-digit hike in profit for the period.

Gap brand chief steps down Beth Wright | 21 Feb 18

US specialty retailer Gap Inc has revealed Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of its namesake brand, is to leave the company after agreeing with CEO Art Peck, that now is an "appropriate time for a change in leadership".

Green supply chain map links China factories to brands Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 18

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.

Gap ups FY guidance but Old Navy remains in the driving seat Beth Wright | 17 Nov 17

Gap Inc has increased its full-year earnings guidance after booking its fourth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, but one analyst is less positive – claiming it is simply "the same old story" with Old Navy driving group performance.

Old Navy launches kids' subscription service Beth Wright | 2 Nov 17

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc's Old Navy division has become the latest apparel retailer to launch an online subscription service that sees its customers sent boxes of handpicked items for their children, customised to parents' preferences.

New apparel institute to address sustainability impact Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 17

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have joined forces with PVH Corp, Gap Inc and Target to scale projects aimed at dramatically improving the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear industry.

Gap takes first step to adopting cloud technology Beth Wright | 3 Oct 17

Apparel retailer Gap Inc has deployed a number of cloud services from software firm Oracle Retail as part of a bid to drive end-to-end operational efficiencies across its Intermix brand

Gap makes sustainable cotton commitment Beth Wright | 29 Sep 17

Apparel retailer Gap Inc is the latest of more than 470 partners from across the global supply chain to join the Cotton Leads programme for responsibly-produced cotton, in a show of support for the sustainability credentials of Australian and US cotton.

Gap, Nike and VF join pledge to tackle climate change Beth Wright | 18 Sep 17

Gap Inc, Nike, Levi Strauss and VF Corp are among the six US apparel companies who have become the latest to commit to set emissions reduction targets that help limit global warming through the Science Based Targets initiative.

Gap ups FY guidance but more work to be done Beth Wright | 18 Aug 17

Gap Inc has increased its full year earnings guidance after booking its third consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, but one analyst is less confident that the retailer is in "full recovery mode."

Gap Australia stores to shutter by next January Beth Wright | 7 Aug 17

Australian brand owner and distributor Oroton Group is to discontinue its franchise agreement with US speciality retailer Gap, in a move that will see its six Gap stores in Australia shutter by the end of January next year.

Gap joins Canopy forest-friendly sourcing policy Michelle Russell | 3 Aug 17

US apparel giant Gap Inc has become the latest company to sign up to Canopy's policy that commits brands to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.

Gap "firing on one cylinder" as Old Navy drives Q1 Beth Wright | 19 May 17

Gap Inc has progressed in the first quarter, despite what one analyst refers to as "firing on just one cylinder", as the US speciality clothing retailer's Old Navy brand helped boost sales performance.

US apparel retailers' April 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 4 May 17

April proved to the latest in a line of difficult months for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with all but one recording a decline.

Gap unveils five-year sustainable fibres pledge Beth Wright | 24 Apr 17

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc is stepping up its commitment to sustainability with a pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel within the next five years.





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