Gap Inc

Apparel and textile industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Articles

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.

Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.

Gap taps ex Gymboree CEO as Banana Republic chief Beth Wright | 15 Mar 17

US specialty retailer Gap Inc has named former Gymboree Corp CEO, Mark Breitbard, as president and CEO of its Banana Republic division.

Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 3 Mar 17

Top stories this week on just-style include how there is potential for Bangladesh to capture the Chinese market, US President Donald Trump speaks favourably about using taxes and tariffs to boost the nation's economy, Myanmar forms a committee to discuss minimum wage, and Adidas unveils a "revolutionary" marathon shoe.

Gap working to gain market share and speed progress Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 17

Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal year, as the US speciality clothing retailer looks to rebuild, get its product back on track, and utilise what it says is a "significant" opportunity to gain market share.

Gap books "modest" Q4 gain but FY profit tumbles Beth Wright | 24 Feb 17

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has posted what one analyst calls a "modest" gain in its fourth-quarter but failed to boost earnings for the full year, booking a double-digit decline for fiscal 2016.

US manufacturers urge passing of tax reform plans Michelle Russell | 22 Feb 17

Top executives from 16 major US manufacturers have sent an open letter to Congress urging elected officials to pass tax reforms and the controversial border tax in order to boost growth for domestic companies and taxpayers.

US apparel retailers' January 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

January proved to be a better month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures but it wasn't all good news, with one big upside offsetting two huge declines - one of which represents the largest monthly comp store sales decline in 19 years.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 27 Jan 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at the start to Trump's presidency, from the order to withdraw from TPP to his first speech promising to "buy American and hire American". We also list ten retail trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and news that Gap's Banana Republic chief is to leave the company.

Gap's Banana Republic chief steps down Beth Wright | 25 Jan 17

US specialty retailer Gap Inc has revealed Andi Owen, global brand president of its Banana Republic division, is to leave the company after agreeing with CEO Art Peck, now is an "appropriate time for a change in leadership".

US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 6 Jan 17

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.

Old Navy pushes Gap to positive December sales Michelle Russell | 6 Jan 17

US apparel giant Gap Inc has reversed an 18 consecutive month fall in comparable sales to record positive growth for the month of December, primarily driven by value division Old Navy.

Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 16

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.

2016 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 13 Dec 16

A local-for-local manufacturing vision, expansion in Asia, robotic warehousing and automated delivery systems helped lift some retailers during 2016, but concerns over conditions and working practices, store closures and bankruptcies weighed on others.

Gap acquires online wedding store Weddington Way Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

US apparel giant Gap Inc has acquired data-driven social shopping platform Weddington Way for an undisclosed sum. 

Warehouse fire weighs on Gap sales in November Leonie Barrie | 5 Dec 16

An unexpected fall in sales at its largest Old Navy division, coupled with the impact of a fire at its Fishkill distribution centre in the summer, pushed US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc to another drop in comparable sales for November.

US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 2 Dec 16

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.

Gap Q3 profit and sales continue to slide Beth Wright | 18 Nov 16

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc says it is making progress to improve product across its brands, although both sales and revenue continued to fall in its third quarter.

Gap reopens Fiskhill distribution centre as "pop-up" Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 16

Apparel giant Gap Inc has got its Fiskhill distribution centre back up and running in the form of a "pop-up" less than three months after a massive fire ripped through and destroyed the property. 

Gap names List-Stoll new finance chief Beth Wright | 16 Nov 16

Struggling US speciality retailer Gap Inc has named former Dick's Sporting Goods executive, Teri List-Stoll, as its new finance chief, following the news Sabrina Simmons is to leave the company next year.

US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 8 Nov 16

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.





just-style homepage

Forgot your password?