Number of The Gap, Inc. employees worldwide from 2008 to 2018
The Gap, Inc.'s number of associates worldwide from 2008 to 2018
In 2018, the apparel retailer Gap, Inc. employed around 135,000 individuals, a figure which has stayed more or less constant since 2016.

The Gap, Inc.

The Gap was founded in San Francisco, California in 1969 and is now a major international clothing retailer which also owns and operates Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta, to name a few. Old Navy operates around 1,139 locations in North America, making it the largest of the stores brands. In 2018, The Gap, Inc. generated net sales of around 16.6 billion U.S. dollars, an increase from 15.9 billion U.S. dollars the previous year.

U.S. Clothing Shopping Behavior

According to a 2017 survey of consumers in the United States, 52 percent of respondents indicated that they prefer to buy their clothing, shoes, or accessories from the brand Nike, making it the most popular apparel brand in the United States. Levi’s and Adidas also ranked highly in that survey. For the majority of Americans, once they have found a clothing brand they enjoy, they tend to keep purchasing clothing from that brand. Only 35 percent of Americans indicated they felt no loyalty to any clothing brand.
Number of The Gap, Inc. employees worldwide from 2008 to 2018
Number of employees
2018135,000
2017*135,000
2016135,000
2015141,000
2014141,000
2013137,000
2012*136,000
2011132,000
2010134,000
2009135,000
2008134,000
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Fiscal years 2017 and 2012 had 53 weeks.

The Gap, Inc.'s number of associates worldwide from 2008 to 2018
In 2018, the apparel retailer Gap, Inc. employed around 135,000 individuals, a figure which has stayed more or less constant since 2016.

The Gap, Inc.

The Gap was founded in San Francisco, California in 1969 and is now a major international clothing retailer which also owns and operates Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta, to name a few. Old Navy operates around 1,139 locations in North America, making it the largest of the stores brands. In 2018, The Gap, Inc. generated net sales of around 16.6 billion U.S. dollars, an increase from 15.9 billion U.S. dollars the previous year.

U.S. Clothing Shopping Behavior

According to a 2017 survey of consumers in the United States, 52 percent of respondents indicated that they prefer to buy their clothing, shoes, or accessories from the brand Nike, making it the most popular apparel brand in the United States. Levi’s and Adidas also ranked highly in that survey. For the majority of Americans, once they have found a clothing brand they enjoy, they tend to keep purchasing clothing from that brand. Only 35 percent of Americans indicated they felt no loyalty to any clothing brand.
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