All Gap articles – Page 7

  • Online fashion giant Asos has created several boards to highlight current trends and collections.

    Pinterest: What do retailers need to know?


    The image-based social media site allows retailers to build their online brand presence.

  • News

    Gap to focus on ecommerce operations


    Gap will focus on ecommerce, m-commerce and its international operations to drive growth in 2012. With direct (ecommerce) and international divisions together representing 26% of the fashion retailer’s total net sales, Gap plans to invest in ecommerce and m-commerce and develop a global IT platform to support its international ...

  • Bicester

    Designer outlets: Design of the times


    Designer outlets have been a standout success during the downturn but with the UK being Europe’s most mature market, the sector is having to evolve to meet consumer requirements. Mark Faithfull reports.

  • Gap poaches Uniqlo merchandising boss

    Gap poaches Uniqlo merchandising boss


    Uniqlo merchandising boss Liz Meltzer has been poached by fashion giant Gap to oversee its internationally merchandising.

  • The retailer is partnering with ConcretePlatform to expand its infrastructure

    Tesco expands international technology for F&F


    Tesco has signed a technology deal to support the expansion of its F&F brand international.

  • Manu Ghai

    Gap has its sights set on Europe for future growth


    US clothing retailer Gap is confident it can weather the fallout from Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

  • News

    Gap launches flagship Hong Kong store


    Gap has launched its first flagship in Hong Kong, the fashion retailer’s ninth store in Greater China. The shop spans more than 15,000 sq ft over four floors on Queen’s Road in Hong Kong’s Central District. In addition to Hong Kong, the company will open stores in Shanghai, Hangzhou ...

  • Isabel Cavill

    India’s historic reforms will draw international players

    December 2 2011

    The Indian cabinet has passed the bill on foreign direct investment (FDI) and agreed to allow 51% holdings in multi-brand and 100% in single-brand retail, making it one of the biggest economic reforms in the country’s history.

  • Amazon led with a Black Friday event

    Mega Monday sparks battle for festive spend


    Retailers have kick-started the race for online Christmas spend this week with a raft of offers as they capitalise on Mega Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for etailers.

  • Nike is among those said to be in talks with Quintain Estates

    Fashion retailers set to sign up to Wembley City


    Several key fashion retailers are on the verge of signing up to a new designer outlet in Wembley.

  • News

    US clothing retailer Gap accelerates China expansion


    US clothing retailer GAP has announced that it expects China to become a $1bn (£623m) business in three to four years as the company accelerates expansion there. Gap aims to grow its store network to 15 by the end of this year, including opening its first outlet in Hong ...

  • News

    Gap opens first Polish store


    US clothing retailer Gap has opened its first store in Poland in Warsaw with franchise partner Ultimate Fashion. The store is located in the Arkadia shopping mall. Gap is planning to open stores in other Polish cities in the country during 2012, including Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw, and plans ...

  • News

    Gap announces plans to shut a fifth of its stores


    Fashion retailer Gap has announced that it plans to shut more than a fifth of its Gap stores in North America over the next two years. The retailer recognised that it had expanded to such an extent that the US market became oversaturated with its stores. As a result, ...

  • The Forever 21 store was previously a bank and boasts a dramatic mezzanine with multiple chandeliers for glitz

    The streets of San Francisco


    A small area in the centre of San Francisco has all of the major US brands that characterise the country’s retail activity. They are also where US retail puts its best West Coast foot forward. By John Ryan

  • News

    Gap opens first franchised Banana Republic store in Russia


    Clothing retailer Gap has opened its first franchised Banana Republic store in Russia, in AfiMall City, Moscow. Gap began offering its Gap and Banana Republic products online to Russian consumers through its international online shipping provider in 2010. Fiba Holding will manage the store under Gap’s existing franchise agreement. ...

  • News

    Gap to open in Vietnam and Guam


    Gap has announced plans to open its first stores in Vietnam and Guam through its franchise channel. In Vietnam, the first two Gap stores will open in Ho Chi Minh City this October followed by Hanoi in 2012. Banana Republic will make its debut in late 2012. The first Gap ...

  • Gap, Rome

    Gap, Via del Corso, Rome


    Gap understands the notion of what makes a flagship to judge from this 14,110 sq ft, two-floor branch that has just opened on Rome’s Via del Corso, one of the Eternal City’s principal shopping streets.

  • Banana Republic

    Banana Republic lands at the Trafford Centre


    Gap-owned fashion retailer Banana Republic is to open its first store in the North after signing for a unit at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

  • News

    Gap to open stores in Africa


    US clothing retailer Gap said it will open its first stores in Africa this year, with its first Gap store opening in Egypt next month and its first Banana Republic and Gap stores in Morocco in October. The company began shipping products to Egypt, Morocco and South Africa last ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Sunnucks


    International president, Gap