November 26, 2009
399766 05: The signs for the Gap and Gap Kids clothing chain hang above their store January 17, 2002 on Oxford Street in London. The Gap Inc. announced January 17, 2002 that it intends to separate it's domestic and international operations in an effort to boost flagging sales. The Gap has 4,179 stores, including 665 in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and Canada. Sales have declined in the last two years as the company operated the U.S. and international chains as a single organization.