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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.


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.

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