‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

Can refugees help to plug Europe’s skilled-labour gaps?

THE canteen of Stockholm University could scarcely be more Swedish. Young blond students sip coffee and tap away on Macs. In room 3.89, an outpost of the campus, is another, newer Sweden. Refugees, all of them teachers, from lands far to the south and east are preparing for the classrooms of their new home. Several […]

Coroner’s jury makes 27 recommendations to fix driver’s licence gaps in Ontario

A coroner’s jury in Sudbury, Ont. has issued 27 recommendations in the case of a 72-year old Elliot Lake man who died in a collision on Highway 69 in July 2015. The four-day inquest was looking into whether he should have been behind the wheel given his medical conditions.

We went to Old Navy and saw why the brand is Gap’s secret weapon (GPS)

Shutterstock/Northfoto Gap Inc.’s sales grew in the fourth quarter thanks to strong sales at its Old Navy brand. Old Navy has become the parent company’s saving grace. While Gap Inc. has struggled in recent years, Old Navy has seen positive same-store sales growth for the past five years. The store has a cult following of price-conscious […]

911 fees paid by phone customers “stolen” by states to fill budget gaps

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jan Stromme) Two members of the Federal Communications Commission want to stop states from using 911 funds to pay for other government services or equipment. “On our individual phone bills, a line item is typically included for 911 service,” FCC Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel wrote in an op-ed […]