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Gap Turns to Texas Market to Test Store Reopening Strategy

  • Operations to resume at some locations in state this weekend
  • Safety measures to include employee masks, partitions, signs

Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Gap Inc. will use Texas as an initial proving ground for reopening as the retailer emerges from an almost two-month shutdown of physical stores prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The company will reopen a small number of locations with reduced hours this weekend in the state, Gap said Wednesday in a statement. It plans to turn the lights back on at 800 of its stores nationwide, including the Old Navy and Banana Republic brands, by the end of this month.