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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.


Gap finance chief Simmons to step down Beth Wright | 3 Nov 16

Struggling US speciality retailer Gap Inc has revealed its executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), Sabrina Simmons, is to leave the company next year, a move which analysts say comes as no surprise given the company's transition.


Gap to shutter all UK Banana Republic stores Beth Wright | 20 Oct 16

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc is to shutter all eight of its Banana Republic stores in the UK, with the majority of the locations due to close by the end of fiscal 2016.


US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 16

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Gap share price climbs on September sales beat Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 16

Despite posting its 17th month of negative comparable sales in September, US apparel giant Gap saw its share price climb as the results were better than expected and included a positive performance from its Old Navy division.


Gersch to return to Gap Inc as Old Navy CMO Beth Wright | 29 Sep 16

US retail giant Gap Inc has named its former executive, Jamie Gersch, as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Old Navy in a bid to drive the brand's vision in the run-up to the holiday season.


Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin Shipping collapse Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 16

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters remains unclear.


Gap partners with Pendleton Woolen Mills for autumm Beth Wright | 14 Sep 16

US apparel giant Gap Inc has revealed it will partner with Oregon-based lifestyle brand Pendleton Woolen Mills on a limited-edition collection set to roll out in the autumn.


Gap reveals list of factory names and locations Beth Wright | 12 Sep 16

US apparel giant Gap Inc has published the names and locations of the factories which manufacture garments for its namesake, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta brands.


Apparel majors among top sustainability performers Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 16

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Gap distribution centre fire found to be arson Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 16

A massive blaze that swept through US apparel giant Gap Inc's Fishkill distribution centre in New York City at the end of last month was caused by arson, an official investigation has found. 


US apparel retailers' August 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 16

More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


Gap shares tumble as August sales slide Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 16

US apparel giant Gap saw its share price tumble as it turned in its 15th negative monthly comparable sales result that missed analyst estimates and a fall in net revenues for August. 


Fire sweeps through Gap distribution centre Beth Wright | 31 Aug 16

A massive blaze has swept through US apparel giant Gap Inc's Fishkill distribution centre in New York City.


Gap pace of decline slows but outlook muted Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 16

Gap Inc's overall pace of decline has moderated since last quarter but sales continued to fall in its second-quarter, with US revenue declines worse than last year, weighed down by a heavy fall in sales at its Banana Republic brand. 


Gap adds Hasbro CEO to board amid turnaround efforts Beth Wright | 12 Aug 16

US apparel giant Gap Inc has recruited the chief executive officer of toy maker Hasbro, Brian Goldner, to serve on its board of directors as the retailer tries to reverse a slump in sales.


Gap joins Better Cotton Initiative Beth Wright | 28 Jul 16

 US specialty fashion giant Gap Inc has signed up  to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as part of its commitment to help improve cotton farming practices globally.


Gap ends 14 months of falling same-store sales Beth Wright | 8 Jul 16

Gap Inc has put an end to its 14-month run of negative same store sales, helped by a 5% increase in comparable sales at Old Navy.


US apparel retailers' June 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 16

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather conditions and the Memorial Day holiday shift.

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