The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company had 3,721 company-operated and franchise store locations as of January 30, 2016. The company-operated stores are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and beginning in October 2015, Mexico. The company also has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Under these agreements, third parties operate, or would operate, stores that sell apparel and related products under its brand names. The company’s products are also available to customers online through company-owned Websites and through the use of third parties that provide logistics and fulfillment services. Most of the products sold under the company’s brand names are designed by the company and manufactured by independent sources. The company also sells products that are designed and manufactured by branded third parties, primarily at its Intermix brand. In addition to operating in the specialty, outlet, online, and franchise channels, the company is an apparel retailer in using omni-channel capabilities to bridge the digital world and physical stores. The company's suite of omni-channel services, including order-in-store, reserve-in-store, find-in-store, and ship-from-store, as well as improved mobile experiences, is tailored across its portfolio of brands. Gap: Gap is an iconic apparel and accessories brand anchored in optimistic, casual, American style. Gap is designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes through every stage of life with apparel and accessories for adult men and women under the Gap name, in addition to GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody, and GapFit collections. Gap continues to connect with customers worldwide through specialty stores, online, and franchise stores. In addition, the company brings the brand to its customers, with designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory stores and Websites. Banana Republic: Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering contemporary classics. Banana Republic offers clothing, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances with detailed craftsmanship and luxurious materials. Customers could purchase Banana Republic products worldwide in the company’s specialty and outlet stores, online, and in franchise stores. Old Navy: Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand. Old Navy has continued to expand its global presence, with its first company-operated stores in China and franchise stores in the Philippines in 2014. Customers could purchase Old Navy products globally in stores, online, and in franchise stores. Athleta: Athleta is the company’s premier fitness and lifestyle brand in the improving women's active apparel market. Athleta creates fashionable performance and lifestyle apparel for the fitness-minded woman who lives life on the go. Athleta offers apparel and gear for a range of activities from yoga to strength training and running, as well as seasonal sports, including skiing and tennis. Customers can purchase Athleta products in stores, online, and through its catalogs. Intermix: Intermix delivers a point of view and an individualized approach to shopping and personal style. Customers could shop in stores in the United States and Canada, and online. Seasonality The company’s business follows a seasonal pattern, with sales peaking during the end-of-year (year ended January 2016) holiday period. Trademarks and Service Marks Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody, GapFit, Banana Republic, Old Navy, 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. 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.
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