Gap Inc. Celebrates 50 Years
by Art Peck, President & CEO, Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. turns 50 today and it is an understatement to say that it is an honor to lead this company. Our founder, Don Fisher, was very clear that Gap Inc. is here to “do more than sell clothes.” Our employees live this legacy every day as we work to make our communities stronger through programs that empower women and girls (P.A.C.E.) and young people (This Way Ahead) around the world and in the commitments we’ve made to protecting our planet. The strength of this company comes from the incredible group of people who are part of the Gap Inc. family – from our store associates all the way up to our Board of Directors.
At this milestone anniversary, we have been reflecting on the remarkable history of this amazing company that started with one store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. I encourage you to take a spin down memory lane with the timeline below. More important than where we’ve been is where we’re going. Our brands remain a cultural cornerstone and I have never been more optimistic and excited about the future of Gap Inc.
Happy Birthday, Gap Inc.!