The Jakarta Post
A GAP store in Bangkok, Thailand. (shutterstock.com/J. Lekavicius/File)
An outlet of American clothing brand GAP in Grand Indonesia shopping mall, Central Jakarta, is currently offering up to 70 percent discount on all items until February 2018.
The offer is part of the plans to close the store next year.
One of the cashiers at the store, identified as JM, told tempo.co that GAP in the United States had terminated a contract with GAP in the Asia region. “[The discount's] began in the past three to four months,” she said. “The store’s sales target has also been decreasing.”
The 25-year-old cashier explained that the store’s sales target in November was Rp 1.7 billion (US$119,000). “Previously it ranged from Rp 2 to Rp 3 billion,” she continued.
Although the GAP outlet will be shut down soon, the brand, which operates under PT. Kharisma Sentrabuana Asri in Indonesia, will not lay off its employees. “They will be moved to other branches [of the company],” she said.
PT. Kharisma Sentrabuana Asri also manages other brands in Indonesia, such as Guess, La Senza and Superdry. (wir/kes)