Gap Inc. has named Neil Fiske as president and chief executive of its namesake brand as the clothing retailer looks for a comeback amid declining mall traffic, operational missteps and disappointing growth.
The search for a new top executive for the brand began in February, when the San Francisco company announced Jeff Kirwan would leave the post after just over three years. The Gap brand has been the company’s most troubled division, with a slew of management changes and shifts in strategy. The parent company has been working to fix issues at the brand, which have included late deliveries that resulted in excess inventory that it had to discount in order to sell.. . . more