All Gap articles – Page 8

  • Gap to remodel Old Navy stores
    News

    Gap remodels Old Navy

    2011-06-14T15:33:00Z

    Clothing retailer Gap is to remodel its discount clothing chain Old Navy, abandoning its surplus feel in favour of a more modern look The new store arrangement organises clothes into areas based on outfit types to encourage more impulse purchases. Store designers have moved the checkout area and changing rooms ...

  • Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is to design a kidswear range for Gap with the collection available online and in GapKids and babyGap stores from March 2012.
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    Diane von Furstenberg to design kidswear for Gap

    2011-06-09T10:38:00Z

    Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is to design a kidswear range for Gap with the collection available online, in GapKids and babyGap stores from March 2012.

  • Analysis

    Gap needs fresh approach to reverse domestic fall

    May 27 2011

    Gap chief executive Glenn Murphy has given himself five months to stop years of bleeding at the eponymous brand.

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    Gap warns of rising costs after profits drop

    2011-05-20T09:57:00Z

    Profits at US casualwear giant Gap dropped by 23% in its first quarter as the company warned it expected its performance to be heavily impacted by rising costs.

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    Analysis

    Why fast fashion can be eco-fashion

    2011-05-05T00:00:00Z

    H&M is resolved to prove that low-priced fashion can still be green. Gemma Goldfingle interviews UK managing director Magnus Olsson to find out why the retailer is on a mission to improve its eco-image.

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    News

    Bigger role for Sunnucks as Gap picks London as its non-US base

    2011-04-21T00:00:00Z

    US fashion giant Gap is to take advantage of the UK’s “great retail talent” by making London its new international hub as it improves efficiencies across the business.

  • US casualwear giant Gap has centralised its overseas operations to London and promoted European president Stephen Sunnucks.
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    Stephen Sunnucks to head up Gap's international arm

    2011-04-19T15:29:00Z

    US casualwear giant Gap has centralised its overseas operations to London and promoted European president Stephen Sunnucks.

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    News

    Space race

    2011-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Two more retailers have signed to Land Securities’ Buchanan Street development in Glasgow, meaning it is already 75% let by space.

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    News

    ‘Minimal closures’ in Gap’s UK portfolio

    2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Gap has said its international arm, which includes the UK, will continue to be a key driver of the fashion giant’s growth despite a handful of store closures.

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    Gap to close 200 of its 900 stores worldwide by 2013

    2011-03-22T09:26:00Z

    Clothing giant Gap is to close 200 of its 900 stores worldwide by 2013, and has stated that part of its difficulties are due to it not investing enough in attracting ethnic minority customers in the US. Chairman and chief executive Glenn Murphy said Gap’s market share among African-, ...

  • Young fashion retailer H&M and French luxury group PPR have temporarily relocated from their offices in Tokyo as the threat of radioactive fallout looking increasingly likely.
    News

    Retailers relocate in Japan amid nuclear fallout fears

    2011-03-18T11:40:00Z

    Swedish fashion retailer H&M and French luxury group PPR have temporarily relocated from their offices in Tokyo for fear of nuclear fallout.

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    News

    Gap to close stores and become more trend-led

    2011-03-10T10:45:00Z

    Casualwear giant Gap is to close 200 of its 900 stores worldwide by 2013, and has admitted it has not invested heavily enough into attracting ethnic minority customers in the US.

  • News

    Gap Q4 net income up 4% last year

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    US Fashion retailer Gap has said that fourth-quarter net income rose nearly 4% in 2010 as a result of rising sales abroad, online and at its higher price Banana Republic and lower price Old Navy chains. The retailer reported quarterly net income of $365m (£226.4m). Like-for-like sales did not ...

  • H & M, Gap and Marks and Spencer are backing a scheme which will allow clothing to be globally labelled with tags showing individual garments environmental impact.
    News

    Retailers back eco-label clothing plan

    2011-03-01T09:54:00Z

    H&M, Gap and Marks & Spencer are backing a scheme which will allow clothing to be globally labelled with tags showing individual garments’ environmental impact.

  • Gap like-for-likes dipped by 1% in its fourth quarter
    News

    Gap warns of squeeze on 2011 margins

    2011-02-25T10:32:00Z

    Gap said international like-for-like sales dipped 1% in its fourth quarter to January 29 and warned that it expected operating margins to be squeezed in 2011 because of cost inflation driven by rising cotton prices.

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    Analysis

    Security technology: A full arsenal of deterrents

    2011-02-14T07:00:00Z

    Protecting profit through improving security has never been more important. So how can retailers make the most of their security budgets.

  • News

    Gap names Art Peck as new president of Gap North America

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Gap has named Art Peck its new president of Gap North America, effective immediately. Peck previously handled corporate strategy and oversaw the outlet division. He succeeds Marka Hansen, who has led the Gap brand in North America since 2007. Meanwhile, Pam Wallack, the current president of Gap Adult North ...

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    Analysis

    The power of the network

    2011-01-24T07:00:00Z

    There are a few online sites that are seriously important to retailers. So what are they and why do they affect your business?

  • News

    Gap's Athleta opens store in San Francisco

    2011-01-20T14:11:00Z

    Gap ’s Athleta brand, which was until now only available through Gap’s online platform, has opened its first retail location in San Francisco. The store offers Athleta’s collection of women’s active lifestyle apparel for yoga, running, swimming, the gym, hiking and skiing alongside other sportswear. Custom-made mannequins moulded from the ...

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    Analysis

    Social networking strategies that click

    January 14 2011

    Social networking is a minefield, so what should retailers do to get it right?