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Gap working to rebuild and gain market share

Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal year, as the US speciality clothin...


Beth Wright | 6 Jan 2017

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store traffic over the holiday season meaning that only two recorded a rise. This was despite retailers coming off a modestly strong Black Friday weekend.


Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 2016

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.


Beth Wright | 2 Dec 2016

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November, with only two recording increases. This was despite robust e-commerce growth from the Black Friday weekend and a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending.


Beth Wright | 8 Nov 2016

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015, but mostly exceeded analyst expectations in October thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 2011

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.

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Beth Wright | 14 Jun 2018

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


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 25 May 2018

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.


Michelle Russell | 2 May 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 26 Apr 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 18 Apr 2018

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.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Mar 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 20 Mar 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 2 Mar 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 21 Feb 2018

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".


Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2018

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.


Beth Wright | 17 Nov 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 2 Nov 2017

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.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 3 Oct 2017

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


Beth Wright | 29 Sep 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 18 Sep 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 18 Aug 2017

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."


Beth Wright | 7 Aug 2017

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.


Michelle Russell | 3 Aug 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

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.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2017

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Michelle Russell | 17 May 2016

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.

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