San Francisco is always flowing with love and we love good news about the Gap and Old Navy.
After your organization has been thoroughly researched and almost all of the news is not just positive, but extremely good, you just know that virtually all components of your financial engine are humming along at a smooth and powerful pace.
That is the kind of press you will read when you research the retailer Old Navy.
Good news continues to pour in. On Thursday November 16, 2017, the global news source CNBC reports, “Gap Inc. shares soared as much as 9 percent after hours Thursday after the apparel retailer reported same-store sales that outpaced Street expectations.
More shoppers made purchases at Gap's less-expensive Old Navy nameplate during the latest period, boosting total sales. Old Navy is notably the biggest revenue contributor for the company.”
It has corporate operations in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco.
The largest of the Old Navy stores are its flagship stores, located in New York City, the Mall of America, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Everyone seems to love them, especially women.
It’s no secret that women who exercise and train need great fitting clothing and most women want clothing to be flattering and look amazing.
As shared at womenshealthmag.com by the popular writer Aline Peres Martins, “In college, I bought Old Navy leggings because they were cheap. Now I get to test a bunch of brands, some of which are pretty nice, and really expensive.
But when it comes time for a hard workout, I want my Old Navy leggings. I wear them running, cycling, boxing, playing soccer, and doing yoga. I'm not the only one who swears by them: my coworkers at Women’s Health also think leggings from Old Navy rock.”
Look Aline. You’re preaching to the choir. We absolutely believe you.
Part of the reason we are so enamored with Old Navy is their leadership.
Stellar leadership starts at the top.
At gapinc.com on April of 2016, they shared, “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.”
We want to read more good news about Syngal.
Her profile on linkedin.com obliges. “Sonia is president and CEO of Old Navy. She has responsibility for leading the $7 billion business across all geographies and channels with a team of 56,000 employees.
Prior to this role, she was Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, responsible for managing Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and leading the product-to-market model in support of Gap Inc.'s five brands, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix.
Since joining Gap Inc. in 2004, she has served in key leadership and general management roles. Sonia was Managing Director for Gap Inc.’s Europe business, based in London, where she was responsible for a $1B P&L and the growth of Banana Republic and Gap brands. Sonia has also held the roles of Senior Vice President for Gap Inc.’s International Outlet division, and several key roles across the production and supply chain continuim. She was Senior Vice President of Old Navy’s International division where she led the successful expansion of the brand in Asia and set the strategies for Old Navy’s global growth.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Sonia had a long career in Fortune 500 product companies, including 10 years at Sun Microsystems where she led manufacturing operations, logistics and supply chain management during a time of rapid growth, and 6 years at Ford Motor Co. where she held roles in product design, quality and manufacturing engineering.
Sonia serves on the Gap Inc. Foundation Board. She is a guest lecturer at Stanford University.”
It makes perfect sense that Old Navy is performing so well.
Would you like to work for them? They have a great reputation.
Please check it out.
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Name Old Navy One of the 2017 Best Workplaces in Retail
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.
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.
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