Gap stores coming to Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Gap Inc. has signed an agreement to bring its Gap and Banana Republic stores to Israel.

The corporation announced Monday that it had inked a franchise agreement with Israel’s Elbit Trade & Retail Ltd.

The first Gap store in Israel is scheduled to open in the fall. The first Banana Republic store is slated for the spring of 2010.

Gap Inc. also has signed agreements to open stores in Egypt and Jordan. Stores already are located in Middle East countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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