Gap Reports Surprise Rise in Comparable Sales Fueled by Online Demand

Reference: Business off Fashion

Analysts had forecast a 20.97 percent fall in comparable sales, but the company reported a 13 percent rise.

Gap集团旗下Old Navy出售的印花口罩 | 图片来源:品牌

RANCISCO, United States — Apparel retailer Gap Inc reported a 13 percent rise in quarterly comparable sales on Thursday, with shoppers buying Old NavyAthleta and Gap clothing online as the company’s stores remained shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysts had forecast a 20.97 percent fall in comparable sales, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

The San Francisco-based retailer reported a net loss of $62 million, or 17 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 1, compared to a profit of $168 million, or 44 cents per share, a year earlier.

By Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editor: Vinay Dwivedi.

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