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December 18, 2012
12:39 EDTGPSGap announces plans to open first stand-alone stores in Brazil
Gap announced plans for the first stand-alone Gap stores in Brazil as part of the company's continuing global expansion strategy. Gap Inc. signed an agreement with Tudo Bom Comercio Ltda. for the planned opening of the first stores in the fall of 2013. Gap Inc. plans to expand its store base in the country over the next five years, part of its strong platform of growth in the Brazilian retail market. "Brazil is a critical next step in our global expansion strategy and we are excited to introduce our store experience to customers," said Stefan Laban, Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, Gap Inc. "Given that Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and the largest Latin American economy, we feel that this market provides us with an incredible growth opportunity." Previously, Gap offered its products solely through duty-free channels throughout Brazil. The first Gap stores will open in Sao Paulo, the country's largest city followed by Rio de Janerio. The stores will house Gap, GapKids and babyGap collections.
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April 13, 2015
06:22 EDTGPSGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link
April 10, 2015
09:44 EDTGPSGap trades lower, levels to watch
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April 9, 2015
16:01 EDTGPSGap reports March SSS up 2%
Reports March revenue up 1% to $1.53B vs. $1.54B last year.
09:18 EDTGPSBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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