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Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 29 May 20

Capri Holdings, Ralph Lauren, and John Lewis are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


Gap eyes new product categories with IMG licensing deal Beth Wright | 4 May 20

Speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has partnered with IMG to explore the introduction of "complementary products" to its Gap, Banana Republic, and Janie and Jack assortments, including baby equipment, home décor, and furniture.


Global retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update just-style | 1 May 20

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:


Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update just-style | 15 Apr 20

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 


Gap expects coronavirus to hurt Q1 sales by $100m Beth Wright | 13 Mar 20

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc expects to take a first-quarter sales hit of about US$100m due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak – and says it is working on contingency plans to tackle falling demand and supply chain disruption. 


Gap Inc names Old Navy boss Sonia Syngal as its new CEO Beth Wright | 6 Mar 20

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has named its Old Navy boss, Sonia Syngal, as the company’s next CEO.


Gap Inc expands reach of PACE programme through licensing Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 20

US fashion giant Gap Inc has further expanded its PACE training programme through no-cost license agreements with companies including PVH Corp, Avery Dennison and Want Want Group.


Gap partners with ThredUp in resale drive Beth Wright | 21 Feb 20

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc is stepping into the secondhand apparel market through a new partnership with online resale store ThredUp.


US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 


Gap scraps plans for Old Navy spin-off Beth Wright | 17 Jan 20

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has scrapped plans to spin off its Old Navy chain as a standalone company, and announced the departure of the Gap brand’s president and CEO Neil Fiske.


Gap remains confident on Old Navy spin-off Beth Wright | 22 Nov 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc is to proceed with the process of spinning off Old Navy as a standalone company, despite recent industry speculation the move could be abandoned following the departure of long-standing CEO Art Peck.


Gap slashes guidance amid exit of CEO Art Peck Beth Wright | 8 Nov 19

Art Peck is stepping down as the CEO of Gap Inc after the US specialty apparel retailer posted another quarter of falling sales – and will be temporarily replaced by non-executive chairman of the board Robert Fisher, a member of Gap's founding family.


Gap and Arvind eliminate fresh water at India denim mill Beth Wright | 6 Nov 19

Arvind Limited’s denim manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad in India is operating entirely with reclaimed water as part of ongoing efforts with US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc to reduce the amount of water used in the apparel production pipeline.


Gap Inc making progress on supply chain sustainability Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 19

Apparel giant Gap Inc has expanded its mill sustainability programme to reach deeper into its supply chain, and worked with its suppliers to digitise wage payments for more of its garment workers.


Gap Inc names Mary Beth Laughton as Athleta boss Beth Wright | 25 Sep 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has named Mary Beth Laughton as president and CEO of its Athleta brand.


Gap & Old Navy outline strategies ahead of spin-off Beth Wright | 13 Sep 19

Old Navy will almost double its store count across North America as part of plans to reach US$10bn in annual sales following its split from Gap Inc next year – with its supply chain key to driving margin expansion and more frequent purchases.


Gap Inc to retain name after Old Navy spin-off Beth Wright | 29 Aug 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc will retain its name following the completion of the planned spin-off of Old Navy into an independent, publicly-traded company.


Gap works to mitigate tariff threat as Q2 profit tumbles Beth Wright | 23 Aug 19

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has reported another fall in comparable sales for the second quarter with negative results across nearly all segments of the business – and says it continues to closely monitor tariff discussions with contingency plans in place ahead of the upcoming List 4 tariffs.


Banana Republic to roll out rental subscription service Beth Wright | 16 Aug 19

US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc's Banana Republic brand has today (16 August) announced the launch of a new online rental subscription service that provides unlimited access to its women’s apparel collection. 


Gap sets course for 100% clean energy by 2030 Beth Wright | 9 Aug 19

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc is taking steps to ensure it reaches its 2020 emissions reduction targets through a new renewable energy agreement – and has set a new goal to reach 100% renewable energy across its global owned and operated facilities by 2030.


WaterAid joins Gap's Women + Water Alliance Beth Wright | 8 Aug 19

WaterAid, the international charity focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, has joined a five-year initiative backed by Gap Inc to improve the well-being of women in India's apparel industry.


Athleta boss Green named Old Navy creative chief Beth Wright | 24 Jul 19

US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc is moving Althleta brand president Nancy Green to the newly created role of president and chief creative officer of its Old Navy business – which is to become a standalone company from next year.


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. 

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