Gap Needs To Close Another 175 Stores

by MR Magazine Staff

With no relief in sight from its chronic sales declines Gap Inc. will need to close a lot more namesake stores on top of the dramatic shrinking of its fleet in recent years, according to a Wall Street analyst. Earlier this month, the company reported comparable sales fell 3% in March, the 23rd month without growth at the Gap flagship brand which generates 36% of companies revenues. And that was despite having 128 fewer North American specialty stores than a year ago, typically under-performing locations that dragged down growth metrics. In June, Gap said it would close 175 namesake stores, leaving it with 500 regular stores and 300 outlet stores. Read more at Fortune.