Since Old Navy will become its own company, the other as yet unnamed company will consist of the Gap brand, said Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix and Hill City, Gap Inc. Gap was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company operates six main divisions: Gap (the banner of the same name), Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, Hill City and Athleta. Gap Inc. is the largest reseller in the U.S. and ranks 3rd internationally behind Inditex Group and H&M. As of September 2008, the company employed approximately 135,000 people and operated 3,727 stores worldwide, including 2,406 in the United States. In 1970, Gap opened its second store in San Jose. In 1971, Gap founded its headquarters in Burlingame, California, with four employees. By 1973, the company had more than 25 locations and expanded into the East Coast market with a store at Echelon Mall in Voorhees, New Jersey. In 1974, Gap began selling private labels.
 The company said closing 230 Gap stores over the next two years would reduce revenue by approximately $625 million per year. Denim will remain the heart and «essence» of the Gap brand, Gap executives said in a phone call with investors. In August 2020, the company announced that it would close more than 225 stores in addition to its Banana Republic brand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company`s initial plan was to close only 90 stores, but they increased the number due to the financial impact of the pandemic. Most of the closed shops were those playing in shopping malls.  On October 4, 2010, Gap introduced a new logo to establish a contemporary presence. It was designed with Helvetica font and reduced the prominence of the brand`s iconic blue box. After a public outcry, the company reverted to its previous «Blue Box» logo on October 11 after less than a week of use.
  Marka Hansen, the executive who oversaw the logo change, resigned on February 1, 2011.  «It`s clear that Old Navy`s business model and customers have increasingly differentiated themselves from our specialty brands over time, and every company now needs a different strategy to move forward,» said Robert Fisher, President of Gap. In 2007, Gap announced that it would «focus its efforts on recruiting a CEO who has extensive retail and merchandising experience, ideally in the apparel industry, who understands the creative process and who can effectively execute strategies in large and complex environments while maintaining strong financial discipline.» In January of that year, Pressler resigned after two disappointing Christmas sales seasons and was replaced by Robert J. Fisher on an interim basis.    He began working with the company in 1980 and joined the board in 1990 and went on to hold several management positions, including chairman of Banana Republic and Gap units.  The board`s research committee was led by Adrian Bellamy, president of The Body Shop International, and included founder Donald Fisher. The 2. In February, Marka Hansen, the former head of the Banana Republic Division, replaced Cynthia Harriss as head of the Gap Division. Marketing and Merchandising Executive Chairman Jack Calhoun has become interim president of Banana Republic.
 In May, Old Navy laid off about 300 managers at low-volume sites to reduce costs. In July of this year, Glenn Murphy, former CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, was appointed the new CEO of Gap, Inc. New lead designers were also recruited to define a fashionable image, including Patrick Robinson for Gap Adult, Simon Kneen for Banana Republic and Todd Oldham for Old Navy. Robinson was hired as chief designer in 2007, but was fired in May 2011 after sales did not increase. However, it has enjoyed commercial success in international markets.    In 2007, Ethisphere Magazine selected Gap from thousands of companies ranked among the 100 «World`s Most Ethical Companies.»  In January 2015, Gap Inc. announced its intention to close its subsidiary Piperlime to focus on its core brands. The first and only Piperlime store based in SoHo, New York, closed in April.  Meet gap inc.`s executives who are focused on advancing the business.
On 28 October 2007, BBC footage showed child labour in Indian factories in Gap.  The company denies having any knowledge of the events; She then removed and destroyed the garment in question, a blouse, from a British store. Gap has promised to investigate violations of its ethics policy.  Q.ai is the trade name of Quantalytics Holdings, LLC. . . . .