Reliance Retail opens first Gap store in India
Reliance Retail Limited (RIL) has opened the first store for American brand Gap in India at Mumbai’s Infiniti Mall, Malad.
Reliance had signed a long-term partnership with Gap Inc making it the official retailer for Gap across all channels in India.
The company has aggressive expansion plans for Gap in India and plans to open several stores across the country in the coming months.
Commenting on the expansion, Akhilesh Prasad, CEO, fashion lifestyle business at RIL in a statement said, “We are thrilled to bring the iconic Gap back to India in a new avatar. While the opening of freestanding stores is an important driver of Gap’s long-term growth plan in India, it also gives us yet another opportunity to bring world-class brands and a differentiated shopping experience to our discerning Indian consumers.”
Adrienne Gernand, managing director of international global licensing at Gap Inc added, “We are excited to partner with Reliance Retail to continue growing our presence in India through our partner-based model. Growing Gap’s brick-and-mortar business through the launch of freestanding stores and multi-brand store expressions enables us to increase accessibility for Indian customers and meet them where they are shopping.”
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap is a lifestyle brand that includes adult apparel and accessories, Gap Teen, Gap Kids, babyGap, Gap Maternity, Gap Body, GapFit, and Gap Home collections.
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