By guest author Nat Ives from Wall Street Journal
When Gap Inc. begins reopening stores this weekend, shoppers will notice a few differences. Fitting rooms and restrooms will be closed, and it wants to turn face masks into a fashion statement.
The company, which owns the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic chains among others, plans to reopen roughly 800 North American stores this month, beginning this weekend with a handful of locations in Texas. Along with T-shirts and jeans, it will be selling fabric face masks, like a pack of two for USD 10 that was recently available on www.Gap.com
Gap’s reopened stores will have plexiglass at the registers and other health measures, including frequent cleaning and signs to ensure shoppers follow social distancing rules, the Journal reports. And each location will, of course, have a table at the entrance with hand sanitizer.