Gap to re-launch personal care range

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Personal care, Perfume, Inter parfums

Clothing retailer Gap is to launch a new line of fragrance and
personal care products, enlisting the help of Inter Perfums for the
job. The project aims to launch the retailer's sagging sales by
tapping into some of the industry's most lucrative categories by
using its mass appeal brand name, reports Simon Pitman.

Gap says it will work with Inter Parfums in an effort to 'lay the foundations for long-term growth of its personal care products.' This will see Gap and the company's Banana Republic branded personal care concepts into an expanded and improved line up.

Inter Parfum has been charged with product development, formula creation, packaging and manufacturing, whereas Gap will be responsible for marketing and selling the products across its Banana Republic and Gap stores.

Gap​ CEO and president Paul Pressler said, "Personal care products are a natural extension of our brands and represent an organic growth opportunity for our company. Inter Parfums is a creative company with expertise in building high-quality personal care products. Their ability to transform personal care concepts into products complements our strengths in branding and marketing."

Gap says it is expecting that the new personal care lines will be first launched in North American in the Banana Republic stores in the fall of 2006, followed by the Gap stores during the course of 2006.

The company did not comment on the financial terms of the Inter Parfums deal, nor on plans to expands the new personal care lines into international markets.

Although Gap's financial results have been strong since 2002, recently signs that its performance is wavering have been shown in its not so rosy US same-store sales, which are reported to be down by 4 per cent.

The deal will be equally well received by Inter Parfums, which itself was hit by falling earnings for the first quarter of the year, following increased expenditure relating to marketing and royalties.

However, Inter Parfums has also found continuing growth in its sales thanks to its associations with another leading clothing brand, Burberry. Although profits were hit, sales rose 22 per cent in the first quarter to reach $71.1 million, aminly due to its Burberry Brit line.

Gap's decision to bolster its personal care offering forms part of a now well established heritage of clothing retailers offering personal care lines. Leading retailers with similar operations include Calvin Klein, Armani, Hennes & Mauritz and Tommy Hilfiger.

British clothing retailer Ted Baker​ launched its first foray into the make-up category in October last year, as part of a move to extend its already well-established personal care and fragrance lines.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Tagra: Formulating for Darker Skin Tone Users

Tagra: Formulating for Darker Skin Tone Users

Tagra Biotechnologies | 23-Sep-2022 | Product Presentation

The cosmetic industry is lacking when it comes to reaching darker skin tone users.

With Tagra’s DeepercapsTM microencapsulated pigments,...

Tagra: Stabilizing Retinol to Rejuvenate Skin

Tagra: Stabilizing Retinol to Rejuvenate Skin

Tagra Biotechnologies | 09-Jun-2022 | Product Presentation

Retinol is widely regarded in the cosmetics industry as a golden ingredient for ageless skin. Yet, it tends to lose its efficacy quickly due to a variety...

Protect your skin daily from U.V

Protect your skin daily from U.V

Robertet Health & Beauty | 03-May-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Able to increase skin resistance to UV exposure and to fight both UVA and UVB associated side-effects, Holimel® is a new solution for daily skin protection...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more