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Gap Separating From Old Navy, Gift Card Changes?

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Gap Separating From Old Navy, Gift Card Changes?

I'm concerned about today's news that Gap is creating a separate company from Old Navy, wondering if this means they will no longer accept the same gift card?

Be warned, especially as new gift card promos come out for Gap / Old Navy.
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Gap to create separate public company for Old Navy
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gap-cr ... -1.5038221
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Gift cards should be still be fine for both
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Short Term, I expect that the current issued GCs will work exactly as they have up until now... useable at Old Navy Stores, and any other Stores that belong to The Gap Inc Group of Retailers

Long Term.,. Ya if Old Navy is going to be standalone from what is now known as The Gap Inc (and will in the future be known as something else under this Seperation Announcement) then I fully expect that there will distinct Gift Cards, websites, etc for BOTH of these companies

Lol, the good news for those who use shopping portals (like AirMiles Shops.ca) is these 2 Companies will count as 2 Retailers whenever anyone is doing a shopping challenge
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The companies will be split, Gap will be downsized and possibly liquidated to prevent a large restructuring charge to the parent company to prevent weakness to the Old Navy Brand which has been paying the bills for corporate for the last few years. The other brands will be a distant memory soon.
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The prices for other brand are way higher than the quality of product they are selling. I think they are rightfully keeping Old Navy separate as I see more traffic to the Old Navy stores than their other expensive brands.
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I juist dont get why the quality dropped soooo badly for GAP- and their prices are high. Same with BR- especially when they increased their prices of their dress shirts and the quality and fit was bad.

I dont get what GAP inc thinks they will achieve with this-don't forget that they have alot of synergies right now in terms of online (one website to shop all all three) they share warehouses, online orders can be shared between all 3, staff at call centres etc. What exactly will they achieve by splitting them into 2 idk. They could just try harder at BR and GAP to charge alittle little less and do better on quality.
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I love the Gap khakis lately ... not sure about much else.

Oh and we really like Gap Kids / Baby (especially since Gymboree closed) but a lot of their retail prices are nuts. Only shop on sales, otherwise they aren't touching a dollar of mine.
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submalst wrote: I juist dont get why the quality dropped soooo badly for GAP- and their prices are high. Same with BR- especially when they increased their prices of their dress shirts and the quality and fit was bad.

I dont get what GAP inc thinks they will achieve with this-don't forget that they have alot of synergies right now in terms of online (one website to shop all all three) they share warehouses, online orders can be shared between all 3, staff at call centres etc. What exactly will they achieve by splitting them into 2 idk. They could just try harder at BR and GAP to charge alittle little less and do better on quality.
I think this move means that even internally they see Gap as a lost cause. Also to kill the marketing nightmare that is "BR/GAP comes from the same place as ON, just different tags."
BR's sales numbers are almost flat, ON is rising and GAP is dropping. They split so that ON, by itself, can get a high valuation (no more dead weight dragging it behind). Which leaves dead weight concentrated in the new company (they're carving out the dead weight into a new company, not ON, which is telling).

As for OP, you'll be fine. I'd be more worried about specific product lines you like at GAP/BR. If you like em get em soon, cuz they won't be there for long.
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dougrfdun wrote: I think this move means that even internally they see Gap as a lost cause. Also to kill the marketing nightmare that is "BR/GAP comes from the same place as ON, just different tags."
BR's sales numbers are almost flat, ON is rising and GAP is dropping. They split so that ON, by itself, can get a high valuation (no more dead weight dragging it behind). Which leaves dead weight concentrated in the new company (they're carving out the dead weight into a new company, not ON, which is telling).

As for OP, you'll be fine. I'd be more worried about specific product lines you like at GAP/BR. If you like em get em soon, cuz they won't be there for long.
Was already going to suggest they just put it all in 1 store. It isn't working separately.
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