All Gap articles – Page 6

  • Arcadia's Topshop and Topman prepare for global growth

    Analysis: Arcadia's Topshop and Topman prepare for global growth


    Sir Philip Green is in talks with a US investor to sell a 25% stake of Topshop and Topman. Retail Week finds out what this might mean for the UK giant and its billionare owner.

  • Gap hopes to generate a quarter of its sales via overseas and online by 2013

    Analysis: Gap UK faces fierce competition


    Despite 25 years in the UK, the US fashion giant has struggled to find its gap in the market.

  • Trinity Leeds is 84% pre-let

    Land Securities to open 2km of shops in 24 hours


    Land Securities is to open two kilometres of shops within 24 hours next year when it opens schemes in Leeds and Glasgow.

  • Levi’s, Regent Street

    Store gallery: London’s denim retail destinations


    Selling jeans is one of the toughest tasks a retailer can take on – the product can often be similar but the branding and marketing mix determines success.

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    Fashion retailer Gap reports sales increase


    Sales at Gap increased 8% to $3.86bn (£2.4bn) during its third quarter ended October 27. The retailer reported a 6% rise in like-for-like sales, against a 5% decrease in the same period last year. Like-for-likes in North America rose 7% across Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, but fell ...

  • Steve Sunnucks has been promoted to Gap global president

    Analysis: How can Gap get its edge back?


    Steve Sunnocks has just been promoted to global president as part of a management reshuffle at the fashion retailer. How can he improve Gap’s standing in the UK market?

  • Gap promotes Sunnucks as it unveils new structure

    Gap promotes Sunnucks as it unveils new structure


    US fashion giant Gap has promoted international president Steve Sunnucks to global president as part of a new structure.

  • Clothing retailer H&M has historically relied on Europe for most of its sales

    International analysis: Why Esprit and H&M fail to match Inditex’s growth


    It has been a mixed couple of weeks for some of the leading global fashion chains. Inditex continued its stellar performance with half-year profits jumping by almost a third as it sustained growth in sluggish economies in both Western Europe and emerging markets.

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    Gap to open four Gap Outlet stores in China


    The first shop was due to open on September 22 in Ningbo, followed by two in Shanghai and Tianjin. A fourth store is expected to open later this year at the Scitech Premium Outlet Mall in Beijing. Gap China president Redmond Yeung said: “As we continue to execute our ...

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    Gap to open first standalone store in Mexico


    Gap has revealed it is to open its first standalone store in Mexico as part of a wider expansion in Latin America. The shop, which will be in Interlomas Mall, Mexico City, builds on Gap’s store-in-store concepts in Liverpool Department stores in the region. Gap managing director of strategic ...

  • James Knowles

    Blog: Retailers must innovate to make a success of their social strategy


    Topshop’s announcement today that it is partnering with Facebook for its first-ever live ‘customisation of the catwalk’ is one of the clearest indications yet that and retailers are searching for innovative ways to capitalise social media.

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    Gap plans to enter Indian market


    Gap is conducting market research as part of a plan to open a retail business in India. Details such as how many stores will open and how much Gap may invest are likely to be decided early next year. Gap spokeswoman Edie Kissko said: “India is one of the ...

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    Gap posts second-quarter revenue increase


    Clothing retailer Gap has posted second-quarter results for the period ended July 28. Revenues increased by 6% to $3.58bn (£2.3bn) from $3.39bn (£2.18bn) in the same period in 2011. The retailer’s second-quarter comparable sales were up 4% compared with a 2% decrease in the second quarter last year. Chairman ...

  • John Richards

    Comment: Building brands in the digital retail era


    The news that Ocado is planning a move into dedicated non-food sites for categories such as pets, baby, health and beauty and home and gardening got me thinking.

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    Gap posts level profits on the year


    Clothing retailer Gap posted first-quarter profit unchanged on the prior year at $233m (£147.6m). It results from higher like-for-like sales in North America but weakness abroad and a rise in operating expenses. In 2011, Gap suffered a profits slide every quarter, attributed to key trend misses over the past ...

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    Banana Republic may launch in Australia


    Gap-owned fashion retailer Banana Republic may launch in Australia, it has been reported. Local operator Busbrand is in talks for the licence for the brand. “It’s early days but we’re very excited,” says Busbrand chief executive Andrew Bousie. Busbrands operates three Gap stores in Australia and as well as ...

  • H&M expanded into homewares in 2010

    H&M’s brand new approach


    The fashion giant’s plan for a new premium fascia will open the door to a broader customer base.

  • New West End Company launches May Makeover Month

    Top retailers commit to London clean-up ahead of Olympics


    Gap, Topshop, House of Fraser and John Lewis are among the first retailers to commit to sprucing up the West End in time for the Olympics.

  • All 336 of Inditex’s Zara stores in Spain will be remodelled to a new concept

    Inditex to invest £795m in 500 new stores worldwide

    March 30 2012

    On the back of strong 2011 results, Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has revealed capital expenditure of around E950m (£795m) for 2012 as the retailer plans to open about 500 new stores across the globe to take its total past 6,000.

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    Gap opens its first store in Panama


    Fashion retailer Gap has opened its first stores in Panama and plans to expand into Colombia, Uruguay and Peru as it increases its presence in Latin America over the next two years. The retailer opened one Gap store and a Banana Republic shop in Panama City, marking its first ...