ALBANY, NY — Gap Inc.’s distribution center in Fishkill, N.Y., will have a capital investment of $96 million, creating 1,200 jobs by June2019, and expanding the current 2.3 million square foot facility.
Empire State Development is providing Gap Inc. with $12 million in performance based Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits, tied to job creation and investment commitments.
Shawn Curran, senior vice president of global logistics for Gap Inc., said, “As Gap Inc. continues to grow, we are expanding our Northeast distribution capacity through infrastructure development.”
Ted Potrikus, executive vice president of the Retail Council of New York State, said of the investment: “It shows confidence in the state and retail economy going forward which is a great thing, and I thinkthere is no bad news in any of this.”
“I’m glad to see that retail is being recognized whether it is at the distribution center level or at the store level, that there is recognition that these are important jobs,” said Potrikus.“Sometimes retail gets pushed aside a little bit. They want manufacturing jobs, they want high tech jobs, but these are important positions. I think for any brand to be expanding and building in New York is a good sign for everybody.”
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
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