Gap Will Close 175 Stores And Eliminate 250 Jobs, Hoping For Turnaround

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Gap has been struggling recently to get people in their doors. Their sales have gone down, they’ve had a revolving door of executives, and their clothing is well, uninspiring. What was once a redefining brand in the 1990’s consumer culture has lost its touch.

The company announced that it will be closing 175 (roughly one-quarter) of it’s stores in the United States and eliminating 250 corporate jobs. Although they did not specify how many store employees will be let go, there are 141,000 full-time and part-time employees worldwide.

TBH, it’s not exactly surprising. I mean, when was the last time you heard someone say they wanted to go to Gap? Hopefully this plan works or else this 90’s icon could disappear forever.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
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