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New Gap project to boost social dialogue in Bangladesh Beth Wright | 16 Jul 19

US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc has launched a three-year initiative to strengthen social dialogue and industrial relations in all factories that it sources from in Bangladesh.


Gap Inc to release waterless dyed denim in 2020 Beth Wright | 19 Jun 19

US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc's Banana Republic brand is to adopt a new environmentally-friendly indigo yarn dyeing process that uses foam instead of water - eliminating 99% of the water typically used in indigo-dyeing.


Gap and Arvind tackle apparel industry water use Beth Wright | 12 Jun 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc is teaming up with Arvind Limited, its longtime sourcing and franchise partner in India, to open a new innovation centre highlighting solutions to reduce water use in the textile manufacturing industry.


Gap announces 100% sustainable cotton goal Beth Wright | 7 Jun 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has announced it is working with supply chain partners to source all cotton for its brands from sustainable sources by 2025.


Gap watching China tariff threat as Q1 sales slump Leonie Barrie | 31 May 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has started its fiscal year with a 4% fall in comparable sales, dragged down by a 10% decline at Gap stores – and says it is actively monitoring the proposed new US tariffs on clothing manufactured in China.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


Banana Republic migrates to cloud merchandising platform Beth Wright | 3 May 19

Banana Republic is the latest brand in the Gap Inc portfolio to go live on cloud-based merchandising solutions to synchronise merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation.


New Banana Republic and Old Navy sustainability goals Beth Wright | 26 Apr 19

US speciality retailer Gap Inc has announced a series of new commitments from Banana Republic and Old Navy to accelerate the company’s use of more sustainable materials in apparel production and reduce the environmental impacts of product manufacturing. 


Gap Inc business split could affect smooth sourcing Hannah Abdulla | 24 Apr 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has suggested separating its sourcing and tech/IT systems could be one of the largest sticking points in the planned spin-off of its Old Navy brand.


Gap to split into two companies and close 230 stores Beth Wright | 1 Mar 19

US speciality retailer Gap Inc has announced the closure of 230 of its namesake brand stores and revealed plans spin off the group's Old Navy brand into an independent, publicly traded company.


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.

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