Gap Inc. today announced the opening of its new Gap flagship store on West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, its biggest flagship to date in the Greater China region. Featuring Gap’s full apparel collections and latest store design elements, the new flagship store underscores the importance of the China market for the company and its commitment to better serving Chinese customers. Additionally, the company will move its China retail headquarters team into the office space being created above the store in 2018. Located at No. 863 West Nanjing Road in Shanghai’s busiest commercial district, the 1908 square-meter and two-story flagship store is Gap’s largest in Greater China. The store showcases Gap’s contemporary store concept developed jointly by the company’s local and global store design teams and takes design inspiration both from the brand’s early heritage as well as new modern elements. Click Read More below for more of the story.
The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired Pineapple Press, an independent publisher focused on books about Florida, and the art, folklore, history, and culture in the state. The acquisition is effective July 13.
National Book Network, the distribution unit of Rowman & Littlefield, will take over sales and distribution of Pineapple Press titles on July 14. Ingram Publisher Services, which previously distributed Pineapple Press titles, will continue to manage the distribution of Pineapple’s e-book list via Ingram’s CoreSource e-book program.
Founded by June and David Gussen in 1982, Pineapple Press has a backlist of more than 400 titles. The co-founders will continue to oversee Pineapple Press editorial operations until a new Florida office for the press is opened. The company is currently based in Sarasota, Fla.
The Pineapple Press list includes the work of Patrick D. Smith and his bestselling title, A Land Remembered, which has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was published in 1983.
The acquisition continues RLPG’s strategy of acquiring regional publishers. Pineapple will become an imprint of Globe Pequot, the trade division of RLPG. Based in Guilford, CT, Globe Pequot manages a wide range of RLPG publishing imprints that specialize in titles on regional interest, lifestyle, and culture.
Jed Lyons, president and CEO of RLPG, said the acquisition will enhance the company’s “regional trade program and adds hundreds of first-rate books on the fastest growing state in the nation. The Cussens have built a wonderful business which we will do our best to preserve and grow in the future under the Pineapple name.”