The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. It operates in the specialty, outlet, online, and franchise channels. The company had 3,539 company-operated and franchise store locations in 2013 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Its products are also available to customers online through company-owned Websites and through the use of third parties that provide logistics and fulfillment services. The company also sells products that are designed and manufactured by branded third parties, especially at its Piperlime and Intermix brands. Gap: Gap brand is an apparel brand for casual, American style. Its products are available worldwide in its specialty and outlet stores, online, and in franchise stores. Banana Republic: Banana Republic is an apparel and accessories brand that focuses on delivering workplace style for both men and women. Banana Republic offers collections that include apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, personal care products, and eyewear for men and women. Customers can purchase Banana Republic products in its specialty and outlet stores, online, and in franchise stores. Old Navy: Old Navy brand offers customers on-trend clothing and accessories, as well as updated basics for adults and children. Customers can purchase Old Navy products in stores and online, which includes online-exclusive items such as a plus-size line. Piperlime: Piperlime offers a mix of private-label and branded apparel and accessories, as well as brands in shoes and handbags. Customers can shop online and in the brand's store, which opened in the SoHo neighborhood of New York in 2012. Athleta: Athleta is Gap Inc.’s fitness and lifestyle brand in the women's active apparel market. Athleta offers functional apparel, footwear, and accessories across a variety of sports and fitness activities, including crossover apparel and casualwear. Customers can purchase Athleta products online, in stores, and through catalogs. Intermix: In addition to its array of seasonal must-haves, Intermix also offers designer products. Customers can shop in stores in the United States and Canada, and online. Seasonality The company’s business follows a seasonal pattern, with sales peaking over a total of about eight weeks during the end-of-year holiday period. Trademarks and Service Marks Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix trademarks and service marks, and certain other trademarks, have been registered, or are the subject of pending trademark applications, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the registries of many foreign countries and/or are protected by common law. Franchising The company has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in countries throughout Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Significant Events In October 2014, Gap Inc. announced that it has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries. In November 2014, Gap Inc. reported that it would surpass 100 Gap branded stores across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan on November 8, 2014, when the brand's first store opens in Guangzhou. History The Gap, Inc. was founded in 1969. The company was incorporated in the state of California in 1969 and was reincorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1988.
gap inc/the (GAP:Frankfurt)
2 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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