Great Place to Work and FORTUNE recognize Old Navy as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Old Navy as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. The ranking considered more than 385,000 employee surveys from companies across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. The ranking also accounted for how women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals experience giving back in the workplace.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our efforts around giving back to the community, as it’s embedded in the DNA of our brand,” said Jamie Gersch, Old Navy Chief Marketing Offer. “Through our cause marketing platform, ONward!, we partner with nonprofits to empower the next generation with real-world skills, training, and job opportunities to make a difference in our communities. We’re passionate about taking the next generation to the next level and helping youth blaze a path towards a brighter future. “

For over a decade, Old Navy has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders, donating $2 million in 2017 alone to support the organization. In 2016, Gap Inc. committed to hiring five percent of all entry-level store employees from graduates of the company’s This Way Ahead paid store internship program by 2025, and Old Navy announced plans last year to expand the employment program to Boys & Girls Club youth. Learn more at OldNavy.com/ONward.

“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been a fundamental part of who we are as a company. In fact, we hear time and time again that volunteering is one of the reasons so many people come to Gap Inc. and why they stay. We’re proud of our employees, who so generously lend their time, creativity, and talents to our communities,” said David Hayer, president of Gap Foundation and SVP of Global Sustainability at Gap Inc.

The Best Workplaces for Giving Back stand out for their consistent leadership and generosity in giving at the individual and organization level. 

The Best Workplaces for Giving Back is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Retail and Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Want to know what it’s like to work for Old Navy? Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog, and visit the Old Navy YouTube channel.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Giving Back

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram

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SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE named Old Navy one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named Old Navy one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. The ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounted for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals in the workplace. Old Navy was also named to the 2017 “Best Workplaces in Retail” list.

“Old Navy’s mission is to democratize style and make great fashion accessible to everyone, and we celebrate a workplace that’s just as diverse as our customers,” said Sheila Peters, Senior Vice President, Old Navy Human Resources and Communications. “Our employees are what make us unique, and it’s important that they feel respected and empowered at work, every day.”

“At Gap Inc., we strive to create a workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusion and treats every individual with dignity and respect. By upholding these values, we are able to attract and retain talented people, deliver the best products and experiences to our customers and support positive change across business and society,” said Kisha Modica, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Gap, Inc.

The Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for their consistent leadership and the meaningful ways that all employees contribute to their organizations. Tenure for women and people of color was higher at the leading employers than at their peers. In several business sectors, the winning organizations also reported turnover two to three times lower than industry averages.

“The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces for Diversity is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Retail by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Diversity

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Old Navy donates $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs following successful Black Friday donation campaign

OVERWHELMING CUSTOMER RESPONSE TO BLACK FRIDAY COZY SOCK TRIGGER DONATION FUNDS FIRST JOBS PROGRAM FOR CLUB TEENS 

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Timed to Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is donating $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs after a successful Black Friday trigger donation campaign.

On Black Friday, Old Navy offered customers the opportunity to get cozy while giving back. For every pair of $1 Cozy Socks purchased in-store on Black Friday, Old Navy pledged $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs, up to $1 million. Customers paid it forward and stocked up on the playful novelty print socks. Over 2 million pairs of cozy socks were sold, enough to line the entire coastline of California.1

“At Old Navy, we believe in paying it forward. Opening doors for youth and helping them build promising futures is just one of the ways we give back,” said Sonia Syngal, president & CEO, Old Navy. “We are in this together – our teams, our families, our communities. That’s why this Black Friday, we welcomed shoppers to join us in that mission through our Cozy Sock trigger donation campaign. And we are so proud to make this $1 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs as part of our continuing ONward! program.”

Through its cause platform ONward!, Old Navy is committed to taking the next generation to the next level, and has long supported Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders. The $1 million donation will go to creating an employment program for Boys & Girls Club youth2, offering them career mentoring and a first job at Old Navy stores.

“We are grateful for Old Navy’s partnership and their continued commitment to supporting America’s youth,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Old Navy’s donation will help our young people reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.”

Old Navy believes in giving the next generation a foot in the door for the future. Through the This Way Ahead job training program, Gap Inc. has committed to providing 10,000 jobs for youth from local nonprofits by 2020. The partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs will help expand the program to impact more young adults in additional cities. Learn more about Old Navy’s cause work at Oldnavy.com/ONward.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.

1General coastline of California is 840 miles according to the Congressional Research Service https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21729.pdf. At 26 inches per pair and over 2.2 million pairs sold on Black Friday (Nov. 24, 2017), the socks would line over 900 miles.

2Funds will be divided proportionally between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (“BGCA”) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (“BGCC”) based on the respective sales in the US and Canada.

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SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Old Navy unveils Black Friday deals; will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs for every Cozy Socks purchased

50% OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE IN STORES & ONLINE DURING 3-DAY BLACK FRIYAY SALE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy is putting the yay in HoliYAY this shopping season with an opportunity to give back while stocking up, extended Black Friday deals and a line-up of family-fun store events for kids ages 1 to 100.

Cozy Socks One Dolla Holla

During the One Dolla Holla sale, Old Navy customers can get cozy while giving back. On Black Friday, Nov. 24, cozy socks will be offered in-store at the one-day only doorbuster price of $1 per pair. The beloved stocking stuffer, normally $5 per pair, feature playful novelty prints ranging from unicorns to gingerbread men. Even better, for every pair purchased, Old Navy will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs, up to $1 million.1

Through its cause platform ONward!, Old Navy is committed to taking the next generation to the next level, and has long supported Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders. The brand’s Black Friday donation will go to creating an employment program for Boys & Girls Club youth, offering them career coaching and a first job at Old Navy stores.

Black FriYAY Deals & Hours

Old Navy’s Black Friday sale is longer than ever with a pre-party sale leading up to the main event, a 3-day Black Friday celebration, and 72 hours of Cyber deals.

  • During the Pre-Party Sale from Thursday, Nov. 16 until Tuesday, Nov. 21, customers will receive 40% off their entire purchase in stores and online.2
  • From Wednesday Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24, the three-day official Black Friday sale will offer customers 50% off their entire purchase and thousands of styles from $10 & under, both in stores and online.3
  • Old Navy cardmembers receive early access to the Black Friday sale with 50% off their purchase from Thursday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 19 when using their Old Navy credit card in-store and online.4
  • The 72 hours of Cyber Sale kicks off on the heels of Black Friday. On Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28, OldNavy.com will offer 40% off everything. On Cyber Monday, OldNavy.com will offer its best deal of the year with 50% off everything, no exclusions.5

Mark your calendar for all the incredible deals with details at OldNavy.com/#holiyay.

Old Navy will provide extended shopping hours around Black Friday, offering customers a wide range of times to take advantage of the 50% off sale.

  • On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Old Navy stores will open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 10pm.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, stores will open at 3 p.m. and stay open until 1 a.m.
  • On Black Friday, doors will open 5 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m.6

In-Store SaturYAY Events

Old Navy is saying “bye” to the humdrum and “hi” to the moments of kid-like joy and merriment this holiday season with five special SaturYAY store events for the young and young at heart.

SaturYAY Steal (Saturday, Nov. 18):
Start crafting with glittery sticker sheets and holiday-themed coloring pages, gifted with every purchase. In select stores in New York City (Times Square and Herald Square) and San Francisco(Union Square), try your luck at snagging holiday goodies in our custom Old Navy Claw Machine.

Santa’s Wish List (Saturday, Dec. 2):
Send holiday wishes to the North Pole at our Santa Wish List card activity station. In flagship stores (three Manhattan locations, San Francisco’s Union Square and Chicago’s State Street), Santa will be in the house to pose for keepsake printed photos.

Snap & Share (Saturday, Dec. 9):
Snap and share festive photos using our playful holiday props, available in select stores. Store associates will be available to capture your best angles.

Jingle Jammie Jam (Saturday, Dec. 16):
Join our in-store PJ party. Store associates will be donning their Jingle Jammies to perform a special choreographed dance called the “Jingle Jammie Jam.”

Gift Tags (Saturday, Dec. 23)
Finish wrapping those last-minute gifts with a set of exclusive gift tags, gifted with every purchase.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

1 Offer valid in stores only on 11/24/17 in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada while supplies last. Cozy Socks limit 10 per customer. Select Styles Only. $1 million cap is in US currency, applies to combined sales in the US and Canada, and will be divided proportionally between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (“BGCA”) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (“BGCC”) based on the respective sales in the US and Canada. BGCA’s and BGCC’s names and logos are used with their permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, of any product or company.

2 40% valid 11/16-11/21. Excludes in-store clearance, gift cards, register-lane items, jewelry, and today-only deals.

3 50% valid 11/22-11/24. Excludes Gift Cards, In-Store Clearance, Register Lane Items, Jewelry, Today Only Deals, and 2 Day Only Deals.

4 50% off subject to credit approval, valid 11/16-11/19. A Gap Inc. Credit Card must be used as pay type. See stores for details.

5 Offer does not apply to gift cards or Today Only Deals.

6 Store hours may vary, check local stores for details.

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SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Old Navy® named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy® is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work. Old Navy claimed the No. 13 spot on the list.

“Fun, fashion, family and value are at the heart of our brand – it’s what inspires our products and most importantly, our people every day,” said Sonia Syngal, President & CEO, Old Navy. “We are as focused on building an engaging employee culture as we are committed to making quality fashion accessible to everyone. Radical transparency about our path forward, growing great careers, and having fun along the way, are critical to achieving the growth Old Navy is capable of.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail inspire loyalty in shoppers and employees alike. At the winning companies, 90 percent of co-workers said customers would rate their service as excellent. Nine in ten also said they’re proud to tell others where they work, building valuable word of mouth.

“It’s exciting to have Old Navy recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Retail,” said Brent Hyder, EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability for Gap Inc. “Old Navy is a place that truly embodies everything that the brand stands for and we are looking to harness the best practices at Old Navy across all of our brands at Gap Inc.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Want to know what it’s like to work for Old Navy? Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog, and visit the Old Navy YouTube channel.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 38,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Old Navy launches team USA accessories collection for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea

BRAND LAUNCHES TEAM USA ACCESSORIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy announces its new cold-weather accessories collection designed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The spirited collection consists of Team USA knit mittens, winter hats and knit scarves in red, white and blue all-American style. Old Navy’s Team USA collection will be available exclusively at Old Navy (Times Square store and online) and on TeamUSAShop.com beginning on November 1st and rolling out to all Old Navy stores on November 20th with prices ranging from $15- $25.

The launch of the collection will kick-off Old Navy’s 100 Days to PyeongChang at the new Old Navy location in Times Square. Figure skater, Sasha Cohen, 2006 Olympic silver medalist, will host the event and meet and greet fans while shoppers have the first chance to purchase the limited-edition product.

To further celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Old Navy is giving its fans and followers an inside look at the Games with the ice dancing duo, Evan Bates and Madison Chock. The two-time world championship medalists will be taking over @OldNavy social channels and modelling the Team USA collection.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

Source: Gap Inc.

Old Navy celebrates extraordinary teachers through a series of music videos

EIGHT MUSIC VIDEOS CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF OLD NAVY’S CAUSE PLATFORM ‘ONWARD!’

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy is championing the unsung heroes of back-to-school – the incredible teachers – through a series of music videos. The eight videos feature original songs penned and performed by extraordinary teachers from across the United States. Created in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ creative collective, i am OTHER, the videos celebrate the launch of Old Navy’s cause platform ONward! focused on taking the next generation to the next level.

In each video of the ONward! album, teachers impart important messages to the next generation through catchy tunes while outfitted in Old Navy’s latest back-to-school styles.

  • The title track “ONward!” by Cedric Gardner, Youth Specialist and Professional Dancer from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, puts Old Navy’s cause platform to music, featuring Boys & Girls Clubs’ kids as back-up dancers.
  • “Welcome Back to School” by Dwayne Reed, a Fifth Grade teacher at LEARN Campbell in Chicago, provides a sequel to Mr. Reed’s 2016 viral sensation “Welcome to the 4th Grade” with his signature uplifting rap style.
  • “Sing Out” by Nathan Myers, Choral Director at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, is a Broadway-style anthem about finding your voice.
  • “Strut” by Shani Perez, Elementary School Arts Teacher at PS 51 in New York City, celebrates the annual fashion show put on by her Fifth graders and features students strutting down the runway.
  • “Familia” by Kimberly Vega, Kindergarten Teacher at KIPP Illuminar in Los Angeles, mixes lyrics in Spanish and English in celebration of the strong Latino culture of East LA.
  • “A Fashion Computation” by Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, Middle School Math Teacher at Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, is a rap about pulling together outfit combinations using simple math equations.
  • “Be Myself” by Beth Fortune, Orchestra Director at Washington Middle School in Seattle, is a folk rock piece co-written and performed with three of her students.
  • “I Choose You” by Craig Duchemin, Special Education teacher at Charles Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C., is a spoken word ballad about how our differences make us unique.

The team at i am OTHER lent their expertise to the project, helping each teacher find their inner rock star through the songwriting and recording process. Darius Scott, a top 20 Finalist from Pharrell Williams’ team on Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice, served as the lead music producer on the project and also stars in the ONward! video. All videos are available on Old Navy’s YouTube page at YouTube.com/OldNavy, and the songs are also available via Apple Music and Spotify.

The videos celebrate Old Navy’s belief in big dreams and bigger opportunities for the next generation. Through cause platform ONward!, Old Navy partners with nonprofits to empower the next generation with real-world skills, training, and job opportunities to make a difference in our communities and blaze a path forward to a brighter future. For over a decade, Old Navy has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders, and has donated over $10 million to support the cause. The brand has also committed to providing youth from local nonprofits with 10,000 jobs by 2020 through the This Way Ahead paid-internship and training program. Learn more at OldNavy.com/ONward.

During the back-to-school shopping season, Old Navy is sponsoring a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $1 million to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC). From July 27 to August 7, Old Navy will match in-store customer donations to BGCA and BGCC, combined up to $350,000. Customers can donate at the register at all U.S. and Canada stores. Old Navy is also adding functionality to their online checkout to allow customers to donate year-round to the nonprofits that ONward! supports.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About i am OTHER

i am OTHER, founded by Pharrell Williams, is a creative collective and strategic consultancy specializing in music, film, television, fashion and branding. The multi-faceted entertainment company serves as the umbrella for Williams’ various ventures. Built on the philosophy that individuality is the new wealth, this sentiment flows through each project. With offices in NY and LA, the collective creates content with a unique voice and no regard to rules.

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Source: GAP Inc.

Old Navy announces #MySquadContest and in-store donation drive from July 28 to August 10 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — This back-to-school season Old Navy, in partnership with AwesomenessTV, will ask kids to share stories of how their squads motivate, inspire and lift them up. To support the squads of the future and help provide every child with access to learning opportunities, Old Navy is sponsoring a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising US $1,000,000 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Boys & Girls Club of Canada (BGCC). The campaign will include an in-store donation drive from July 28 to August 10 as well as a social contest.

Old Navy will team up with AwesomenessTV talent Alex Aiono, Jordyn Jones and the Merrell Twins to celebrate the power of the collective. The #MySquadContest encourages kids to share stories of how their squads motivate and inspire them for the chance to win a fun-filled day with AwesomenessTV talent in their hometown.

To submit, kids can share a photo, video, GIF or meme to Instagram or Twitter, showcasing and describing what makes their squad special, tagged with #MySquadContest and @OldNavy. Alex, Jordyn and the Merrell Twins will each pick one lucky squad to visit for a day of epic fun in each of the three winning squads’ hometowns. Five additional squads will be selected to win back-to-school Old Navy shopping sprees.

From July 21 through August 4, each #MySquadContest submission will trigger a US $1 donation up to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to US $10,000.

Additionally, from July 28 to August 10, Old Navy will match in-store customer donations to BGCA and BGCC, up to US $350,000. Customers can donate at the register at all U.S. and Canada stores. The fundraiser will benefit Camp Old Navy’s work with Boys & Girls Clubs to give underserved youth access to after school and summer learning opportunities. Learn more about Camp Old Navy at OldNavy.com/CampOldNavy.

Old Navy will also be celebrating squads through the season’s campaign imagery. The photography features real squads, ranging from a skateboarding squad to a robotics squad, showing off their unique talents in Old Navy’s latest back-to-school fashions.

About Old Navy
Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand has now grown to be the #1 apparel brand in the U.S.* A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV is a multi-platform media company owned by DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) and Hearst, the latter of which has a 25% interest. Included under the AwesomenessTV banner are AwesomenessTV, a leading destination for original programming serving the global Gen Z audience; the ATV Network, a global creator community; Big Frame, an influencer talent management company; DreamWorksTV; Awestruck; Awesomeness Films; Wildness; as well as consumer products, music and brand partnerships divisions.  AwesomenessTV was founded by Brian Robbins (Smallville, Varsity Blues, All That) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, Smallville, MTV Networks). Check out www.awesomenesstv.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at BGCA’s Facebook and Twitter.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is dedicated to supporting and encouraging children and youth as they discover, develop, and achieve great futures. We are a national charity serving 96 member Clubs that provide services to 200,000 young people in 625 locations across Canada. Our trained staff and volunteers listen to the opinions and ideas of children and youth, applaud their accomplishments, lend support during their struggles, and provide ways for them to explore their interests and talents.  With this encouragement, young people develop the confidence and sense of belonging that helps them overcome barriers, form positive relationships and mature into responsible, caring adults. For 116 years, we have welcomed children, youth, and their families into Clubs that reflect the diversity of Canada in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities. Visit www.bgccan.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/bgccan and www.twitter.com/bgccan.

Old Navy fashion inquiries: OldNavy_Press@gap.com

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Gap appoints Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s global president

Two Proven Leaders to Oversee Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Responsibilities

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Sonia Syngal has been selected as Old Navy’s global president, effective immediately, to lead the brand’s continued reinvention of the value space with quality, accessible fashion for everyone. She will continue to report to Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Art Peck.

During her 12 year Gap Inc. tenure, Syngal has been a key driver in evolving the company’s product-to-market model, and held leadership roles where she honed her expertise in managing retail operations, driving growth, and bringing brand experiences to life for customers. The appointment marks Syngal’s return to Old Navy where she served as senior vice president of the brand’s International division in 2013, until being tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s enterprise-wide global supply chain.

“Sonia is an inspiring leader with a proven track record leading transformation and driving product-to-market innovations,” said Art Peck, chief executive officer, Gap Inc. “Following a comprehensive search, I’m confident Sonia is the right leader to enable Old Navy to realize its substantial, long-term growth potential.”

Most recently, Syngal served as executive vice president of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations for Gap Inc., responsible for managing all aspects of global sourcing, logistics and product operations across all of Gap Inc.’s brands and channels. In this role, Syngal worked closely with Old Navy leadership to develop the company’s newly evolved product-to-market model designed to increase speed and flexibility, while delivering brand-right product in a systematic, repeatable way across the enterprise.

“Old Navy is truly changing the value space with great design and quality apparel that the whole family loves, and I can’t wait to focus my energy on continuing to deliver that promise for our customers,” said Syngal. “How we continue to transform our product engine, focused on balancing amazing product with operational excellence, will be key to unlocking Old Navy’s next phase of growth.”

Before her time at Old Navy, Syngal led Gap and Banana Republic’s European business for nearly two years, and spent almost three years driving the international divisions for Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Stores. She also held various vice president-level roles across the company’s global sourcing organization for four years. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Syngal had a successful career in Fortune 500 companies having spent 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Company.

Jill Stanton, who served as interim leader for Old Navy, will serve as a strategic advisor to support a seamless transition as Syngal takes the helm. Additionally, the company announced that two seasoned executives will oversee Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and logistics functions. Effective immediately, Michael Yee, will serve as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing and Production and Shawn Curran, as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain Logistics and Product Operations.  Both Yee and Curran will report to Peck and join the senior leadership team.

“We want to thank Jill for her leadership through this transition and for all she’s done in building a strong product team,” said Peck. “I look forward to working with Michael and Shawn in their new roles and continuing to leverage their expertise across the enterprise.”

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2015 net sales were $15.8 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e- commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

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Old Navy kicks off holiday season with five full days of incredible in-store and online savings

Starting on Thanksgiving, and Extending through Giving Tuesday, Old Navy will Offer Five Days of Incredible Deals and an Opportunity to Give Back

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-11-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy is kicking off the holiday season with five full days of incredible in-store and online savings, extended shopping hours, an opportunity to give back and the return of the brand’s popular “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway.

“Old Navy is the ultimate Black Friday destination with on-trend fashion essentials for the whole family, all at incredible prices,” said Steve Stickel, Head of Global Stores for Old Navy. “We can’t wait to greet shoppers with some of the best deals of the season, including special in-store only savings, all in a fun and energizing shopping environment.”

Best Odds Yet for Becoming an Overnight Millionaire

For the third year in a row, when Old Navy opens its doors for  Black Friday shopping, those in line will be given the chance to win a $1 million jackpot* making the holiday season extra bright for one lucky shopper. With the best odds of winning to date, the first 50 people to line up at each Old Navy store in North America will receive a game card giving them a chance to win. The Overnight Millionaire winner will be randomly selected on November 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

“We’ve had the opportunity to change the lives of two special customers with our Overnight Millionaire giveaway in recent years, and we’re thrilled to offer this jackpot again this holiday season,” continued Stickel.

Last year, Overnight Millionaire winner Karen Crider’s life was forever changed after a last-minute, Black Friday shopping trip to Old Navy. Since winning last year, the mother from Salem, Oregon has moved into a larger home and bought a new car to accommodate her growing family with her partner and their combined six kids, as well as take two much anticipated family vacations to Disneyland and Legoland.

“Winning Overnight Millionaire has been a dream come true,” said Crider. “Before we were a household of eight living in three bedrooms, but now everyone has their own space and we can travel together as a family in one car. It has been an amazing, life-changing event for my family. ”

Overnight Millionaire Scott Rowe has continued to feel the impact since winning in 2013. An 11-year military veteran, Rowe was able to quit his overseas job to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer in Central Texas, build a college fund for his daughters, and invest in real estate. In the last year, Rowe has pursued his passions further by opening Patriot Coney Island, a local family-style restaurant and bar in Belton, Texas.

“I am so thankful for this blessing,” said Rowe. “The prize money gave me the opportunity to change my family’s life. Now I’m enjoying things I hadn’t been able to in years, like spend more time with my kids and pursue business ventures that had previously only been a dream.”

Special Deals and Extended Shopping Hours for Black Friday

With extended shopping hours and some of the biggest savings of the year, Old Navy is a must-visit Black Friday destination for the entire family. More than 800 Old Navy stores across the U.S. will open at 4 p.m. local time on Thursday, November 26 and remain open until midnight on Black Friday, November 27 (store hours may vary, check local stores for details).

During these special shopping hours – from 4 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving until stores close on Black Friday – customers will enjoy in-store only savings of 50 percent off their entire purchase. The deals don’t end on Friday, with 40 percent off the entire store on Saturday and 30 percent off the entire store on Sunday and Monday.

The deals don’t stop in store; starting at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 25 through 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 27, oldnavy.com will offer doorbuster items at 50 and 60 percent off, and 40 percent off everything else. On Saturday, November 28, all outerwear will be half off, with 30 percent off everything else online. This year’s Cyber Sunday and Monday deals will be the brand’s best to date, with deals and exclusive items customers won’t want to miss.

This year oldnavy.com offers the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, featuring a Santa’s Helper tool that allows shoppers to answer questions about those on their list in order to select perfect, personal gifts. The guide also highlights the top “it” items making it easy to select the key holiday gifts for all on your list.

Giving Tuesday

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is offering customers two ways to give back. From December 1 through December 7, customers are invited to snap a selfie or a photo of friends and family doing good deeds, then share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #UNSelfie and tagging @oldnavy. Each photo will trigger a $1 donation from Old Navy that will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $25,000 donation.

Additionally, when customers shop with their Old Navy (or other Gap Inc. brand) credit card at Old Navy stores on GivingTuesday, the brand will donate 1 percent of customers’ total spend to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to a $75,000 donation.

“Old Navy is a brand that believes in giving back and we are thrilled to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, as well as celebrate all the good our customers are doing to help others this holiday.  The fact that all of these good deeds will also benefit the Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful bonus,” Stickel concluded.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand has now grown to be the #1 apparel brand in the U.S.** A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C. + Puerto Rico) AND CANADA 18 AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 11/27/15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. For Rules, and complete details, visit https://oldnavy.promo.eprize.com/millionaire2015. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.    1 Grand Prize (approximate retail value $1,000,000 USD) available to be won.  Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 30364 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Sweepstakes.  Text HELP for information. If you receive the URL via text-messaging, you will receive 1 text message in response from an automated system. Consent is not required to buy goods and services.  To view the Sponsor’s Mobile Privacy Policy, visit http://www.oldnavy.com/customerService/info.do?cid=3318. To view the Mobile Terms and Conditions, visit http://www.helloworld.com/terms. Sponsor: Old Navy LLC.

**Source: 2013 NPD Group research

Stefan Larsson to step down as global president of Old Navy effective October 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Stefan Larsson will step down as global president of Old Navy effective October 2, 2015. Jill Stanton, executive vice president of Global Product at Old Navy, will lead the division in the interim, reporting to Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Art Peck. A search for a new global brand president is already under way.

“We have an impressive team at Old Navy, with some of the best creative and business talent in the industry, and they are delivering consistent results,” said Peck. “We have a clear strategy in place, and I have every confidence the brand will continue to build on its momentum and realize its substantial growth potential.”

Stanton is a proven industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, including almost 14 years at Nike where she served as vice president and general manager of global apparel.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2014 net sales were $16.4 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Old Navy fashion inquiries: OldNavy_Press@gap.com

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Gap Inc. to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York

Decision allows company to remain focused on its top priorities

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the decision to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York, by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

The company is committed to executing against its long-term strategy of driving profitable top line sales, powered by its global brands and innovative ability to reach customers in new and differentiated ways.  Going into the new fiscal year, the company will focus on its portfolio of five brands – Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix, as well as digital and global growth.

“We are incredibly grateful to our fashion-focused, loyal customers, and proud of our dedicated employees who have been working hard to evolve the brand and test out new ideas,” said incoming CEO Art Peck.  “We plan to keep on pushing new ideas and look forward to seeing how we can apply what we’ve learned to the rest of the company as we continue to bring great products and shopping experiences to our customers.”

While Gap Inc. does not break out Piperlime’s sales independently, the brand is by far the smallest of the company’s portfolio with yearly revenue below $100 million, representing less than 1 percent of Gap Inc.’s total revenue base of over $16 billion. The wind-down costs associated with the decision are not material to the company’s financials.

January Sales

The company will report January sales and plans to provide quarterly earnings guidance for the fourth quarter 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, February 9, 2015.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Gap Inc. announces quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share payable on or after January 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 7, 2015.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

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Old Navy brings back its “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway this Black Friday

  • Entire Store 50% Off When Doors Open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving until close on Black Friday
  • 1,000 shoppers treated to a $200 shopping spree over Black Friday weekend

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — This Black Friday, Old Navy will give one lucky shopper the chance to go to bed a dreamer and wake up a $1 million winner.  Old Navy announced today that the brand is bringing back its “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway, with almost five times better odds of winning than last year. The first 100 shoppers at every Old Navy store in North America, when it opens for Black Friday shopping, will be given a chance to win the $1 million jackpot during the brand’s biggest sale of the year.

The Overnight Millionaire winner won’t be the only one cashing in at Old Navy on Black Friday. From opening on Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. until close on Black Friday, the entire store will be 50% off.*  The brand is also treating 1,000 Black Friday shoppers to a $200 shopping spree, giving them a memorable, free shopping experience during Old Navy’s biggest sale of the year.

Last year, Overnight Millionaire winner Scott Rowe’s life changed forever after a Black Friday shopping trip to Old Navy. An 11-year military veteran, Rowe was spending 120 days a year working overseas. He was just about to return abroad, leaving his two young daughters for the holidays, when he got a call that he had won $1 million in Old Navy’s first ever “Overnight Millionaire.”

“Winning Overnight Millionaire was an answer to all of our prayers,” said Rowe. “Last year was my first Christmas home in 4 years. I’m so grateful to have new opportunities that keep us bonded as a family.”

Over the last year, Rowe was able to quit his overseas job to pursue his dream of attending the Police Academy. He is now a police officer in Central Texas and has been able to build a college fund for his daughters and invest in real estate.

“We are honored to kick off the holiday shopping season by giving back to our customers, who give to us all year long,” said Steve Stickel, Old Navy Head of Stores. “We look forward to changing the life of the Overnight Millionaire winner, treating 1,000 customers to an unforgettable shopping spree and making everyone feel like a winner with our best deals of the year.”

More than 800 Old Navy stores across the U.S. will open at 4 p.m. local time on Thursday, November 27 and remain open until 11 p.m. on Black Friday, November 28, giving shoppers an unprecedented 31 hours to find the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday list (store hours may vary, check local stores for details).

The first 100 people to line up at each Old Navy store, when it opens for Black Friday shopping, will receive a game card giving them a chance to win $1 million.** The “Overnight Millionaire” winner will be randomly selected on November 28 at 7 p.m. ET. The 1,000 shopping sprees will be randomly awarded via a text-to-win game, starting when stores open on Thanksgiving for Black Friday shopping until they close on Sunday, November 30.***

To see a list of store hours and additional promotions as they become available, visit www.gapinc.com/holiday.

About Old Navy
Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand has now grown to one of the largest apparel retailers in North America. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China and the Philippines. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

* Promotional prices valid from Nov. 27, 2014, through Nov. 28. 2014, in the U.S. only (including Puerto Rico) at Old Navy stores while supplies last.  Some colors and items not available in all stores.  Discount applies to merchandise only, not to GiftCards, clearance, packaging, applicable taxes, and shipping & handling charges.  Promotional prices may exclude maternity and licensed product.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C. +Puerto Rico) AND CANADA 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.Sweepstakes ends 11/28/14 at 7:00 p.m. ET. For Official Rules, prize description and odds disclosure, visit https://oldnavy.promo.eprize.com/millionaire/. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.   1 Grand Prize (approximate retail value $1,000,000 USD) available to be won.

*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), PUERTO RICO, AND CANADA 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID  WHERE PROHIBITED. Instant Win Game ends 12/1/14. For Official Rules, prize descriptions odds disclosure, customer service, and to play the game without using your cell phone, visithttp://oldnavy.promo.eprize.com/spree/. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win.    One Thousand (1,000) Instant Win Game Prizes (approximate retail value $200 USD) available to be won.  Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 30364 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Instant Win Game.  Text HELP for information. If you enter via text-messaging, you will receive three (3) text messages in response to your entry and four (4) text messages per month from an automated system with coupons and offers.  Consent is not required to buy goods and services.  To view the Sponsor’s Mobile Privacy Policy, visit http://www.oldnavy.com/customerService/info.do?cid=3318.Sponsor: Old Navy, LLC, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

Gap Inc. to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide for the 2014 holiday season

Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta to hold holiday hiring events October 13–18

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide at its Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores, call centers and distribution centers for the 2014 holiday season.

Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta are also coming together to hold a series of in-store hiring events in the company’s first-ever Holiday Hiring Blitz, taking place October 13 – 18.

“To deliver the highest level of customer service at Gap Inc. brands during the busiest time of the year, we’re holding holiday hiring events across the country to attract and secure the best talent possible this holiday season,” said Dan Henkle, SVP Gap Inc. Human Resources. “Whether our customers are shopping in our stores, online or on mobile devices, our top priority is providing a seamless experience during the craze of holiday shopping.”

Old Navy and Athleta stores will be holding hiring events on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at stores nationwide. Gap and Banana Republic stores will be holding holiday hiring events at different times throughout the week (October 13-18), all times will be determined by the local store. See the Gap Inc. seasonal hiring career page (www.gapinc.com/holidayhiring) for details.

“At Gap Inc., we believe in investing in our front line talent who interact with our customers daily. Through our seasonal retail jobs we provide employees the opportunity to gain career experience, develop transferable personal and professional skills and learn about retail careers with our brands,” said Dan Henkle. “We’re excited to welcome back and have new holiday workers join our brands during the 2014 holiday shopping season.”

Seasonal positions will vary from serving the many customers on the selling floor at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores – to handling the high volume of calls at the call centers and coordinating shipments from the distribution centers to stores and directly to customers who’ve purchased via mobile devices, online or in store.

Candidates are encouraged to sign up for an interview time prior to the Holiday Hiring events through Gap Inc.’s online seasonal hiring career page. Walk-in interviews will also be accepted.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.