Gap Inc. (or Gap), an American clothing and accessories retailer, was founded by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher in 1969. Gap Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
In United States, Gap is considered to be the largest speciality retailer and famous for its “Perfect fitting Jeans”. Currently it comprises of 3,727 company-operated or franchised stores out of which 2500 are in US.
Gap Inc. employees more than 150,000 people in across 90 countries. It has a brand portfolio of
1 Gap (American optimism is our attitude),
2 Banana republic (Live with Style),
3 Old navy (Wardrobe must-haves for the family),
4 Athleta (themes for outfitting as well as inspiring female athletes) and
Since 2006, Gap Inc. has expanded their international presence across various countries through franchise. Till date, Gap Inc. has made franchised businesses across 40 countries with their principal business teams which are located in San Francisco, New York and London. Gap has wide category which could cover all customers. Gap is being treated as American icon. It has a very effective inventory and a broad network of stores. It maintains an effective use of inventory program. Gap Inc. developed control of manufacturing process. Gap Inc. is a strong supporter of CARE's Factory Health Education Project. Through this Gap tries to improve and provide access to clinical services for factory workers and also trying to promotes education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.