Old Navy

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Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores that is owned by Gap Inc., which also owns the Gap, Banana Republic, and Forth & Towne brands. Old Navy's corporate operations are with The Gap in San Francisco and San Bruno, California.

History

Launched in 1994 as a value chain, Old Navy opened its first store Colma, California. As of 2005, Old Navy has more than 800 stores in many cities in the United States and Canada, the largest of which is in Chicago, Illinois.

The name "Old Navy" was chosen because originally the stores were supposed to emulate the look and feel of a traditional military surplus store. While this motif was quickly dropped, many stores retain a warehouse-like/urban decor.

The online store, oldnavy.com, commenced operations in 2000.

In 2001, Old Navy opened 12 stores in Canada, offerring the same products at slightly higher prices.

Concept

Old Navy's target market largely consists of teenagers; accordingly, the clothing is trendy, yet more affordable than its other Gap Inc. counterparts. (And rivals like American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister) Old Navy's stores contain specialized sections for infants, boys, girls, men, and women, and within these categories contain styles for many occasions. In addition to clothing, Old Navy also sells a variety of accessories such as shoes, handbags, toys, hats, and sunglasses. Perhaps Old Navy's most recognizable product are their popular flip-flops.

Old Navy informally bills itself as an all-American brand. The chain releases a shirt every summer emblazoned with an American flag. Each year's shirt features a slightly-altered flag graphic with the year listed below. In its Canadian stores, a similar shirt with the Canadian flag is sold.

Advertisement Campaigns

The most notable aspect of Old Navy's television advertisements are their satirical tone toward a retro time period, vaguely between 1940 and 1960. In sharp contrast to the Gap's advertisements, Old Navy's feature chipper family members sporting their clothing line while engaging in wholesome family activities, such as barbecueing. A common tagline used in their campaigns is the widely recognized "(insert clothing article here) for the whole family!".

Old Navy is also known for its advertising campaigns featuring celebrities such as Morgan Fairchild and hip hop artist Lil Kim. Another popular spokesperson was former Vogue editor Carrie Donovan, who often appeared in ads with company "spokesdog", Magic. According to Gap Inc., Magic, a Airedale terrier mix, was rescued from the streets of San Jose. Magic remains an informal mascot of the company, though Donovan has since passed away.

Jeffersons stars Isabel Sanford and Sherman Helmsley appeared in a number of Old Navy television commercials in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


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Jeffersons stars Isabel Sanford and Sherman Helmsley appeared in a number of Old Navy television commercials in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In addition, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame has honored 133 players, coaches and executives. Magic remains an informal mascot of the company, though Donovan has since passed away. ^At the end of the 2005 NFL season, the Packers All-Time Record (since 1921) is 639-506-36 (including playoffs). According to Gap Inc., Magic, a Airedale terrier mix, was rescued from the streets of San Jose. The team that finished with the best regular-season record was named the league champion.. Another popular spokesperson was former Vogue editor Carrie Donovan, who often appeared in ads with company "spokesdog", Magic. 2=The NFL did not hold playoff games until 1932.

Old Navy is also known for its advertising campaigns featuring celebrities such as Morgan Fairchild and hip hop artist Lil Kim. 1=The NFL was originally named the American Professional Football Association (APFA) from 1920-1922.. A common tagline used in their campaigns is the widely recognized "(insert clothing article here) for the whole family!". Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties. In sharp contrast to the Gap's advertisements, Old Navy's feature chipper family members sporting their clothing line while engaging in wholesome family activities, such as barbecueing. Interceptions: Al Harris, 3 Interceptions. The most notable aspect of Old Navy's television advertisements are their satirical tone toward a retro time period, vaguely between 1940 and 1960. Sacks: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 8.0 Sacks.

In its Canadian stores, a similar shirt with the Canadian flag is sold. Tackles: Nick Barnett, 91 Tackles. Each year's shirt features a slightly-altered flag graphic with the year listed below. Punt Return Yards: Antonio Chatman, 381 Yards. The chain releases a shirt every summer emblazoned with an American flag. Kickoff Return Yards: Ahmad Carroll, 390 Yards. Old Navy informally bills itself as an all-American brand. Points: Ryan Longwell, 90 points.

Perhaps Old Navy's most recognizable product are their popular flip-flops. Receiving Touchdowns: Donald Driver, 5 TD. In addition to clothing, Old Navy also sells a variety of accessories such as shoes, handbags, toys, hats, and sunglasses. Receiving Yards: Donald Driver, 1221 Yards. (And rivals like American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister) Old Navy's stores contain specialized sections for infants, boys, girls, men, and women, and within these categories contain styles for many occasions. Rushing Touchdowns: Samkon Gado, 6 TD. counterparts. Rushing Yards: Samkon Gado, 582 Yards.

Old Navy's target market largely consists of teenagers; accordingly, the clothing is trendy, yet more affordable than its other Gap Inc. QB Rating: Brett Favre, 70.9. In 2001, Old Navy opened 12 stores in Canada, offerring the same products at slightly higher prices. Passing Touchdowns Brett Favre 20 TD. The online store, oldnavy.com, commenced operations in 2000. Passing Yards Brett Favre 3881 Yards. While this motif was quickly dropped, many stores retain a warehouse-like/urban decor. As a result of their dismal season, the Packers ended up with the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, which is to be held April 29-30 in New York City.

The name "Old Navy" was chosen because originally the stores were supposed to emulate the look and feel of a traditional military surplus store. This included four straight playoff appearances and three straight NFC North division titles, both of which came to an end in 2005. As of 2005, Old Navy has more than 800 stores in many cities in the United States and Canada, the largest of which is in Chicago, Illinois. Sherman compiled records of 9-7, 12-4, 12-4, 10-6, 10-6 and 4-12. Launched in 1994 as a value chain, Old Navy opened its first store Colma, California. One day after the conclusion of the regular season, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson announced the firing of head coach Mike Sherman, who'd enjoyed six years at the helm of the team. . Also hampered by injuries yet remaining in the line-up are linebacker Na'il Diggs and Favre, who has suffered repeated ailments to his throwing hand.

Old Navy's corporate operations are with The Gap in San Francisco and San Bruno, California. For example, wide receiver Javon Walker and running backs Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport, and Samkon Gado have all suffered major injuries. Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores that is owned by Gap Inc., which also owns the Gap, Banana Republic, and Forth & Towne brands. The team's offensive roster has been devastated by injuries, including notable 2005 starters or backups. The Packers' November 27 loss to the Eagles assured the Packers their first losing season since 1991 and Brett Favre's first losing season in his career. The Packers finished their season at 4-12, in last place in the NFC North division (one game behind the third-place Detroit Lions).

[3]. Among the suggestions were "Pickers" refering to vegetable farmers, and "Six-Packers" in reference to the famous Wisconsin brewing industry. Due to the fact that "Packer" refers to "meat-packing," the animal rights organization PETA asked the team in in 2000 to change its name to a more "peaceful" name. This color scheme yields the common Packers nickname, "The Green and Gold".

In 1959, new head coach Vince Lombardi changed the colors to the current hunter green and athletic gold/yellow (navy blue was kept as a secondary color, but it was not actually used and quietly was dropped from the team colors list on all official materials shortly thereafter). In the 1930s, the Packers briefly experimented with green and gold, although they always returned to the traditional navy. Lambeau, a Notre Dame alumnus, chose the team's colors of blue and gold/yellow from his alma mater. Acme continued its support of Lambeau's team, and in its first season in the NFL the team wore jerseys with the words "ACME PACKERS" emblazoned on the chest.

In 1920, the Indian Packing Company was purchased by the Acme Packing Company. These never were official nicknames, although Lambeau did consider replacing "Packers" with "Blues" in the 1920s. In the early days, the Packers also were referred to as the "Bays" and the "Blues" (and even occasionally as "the Big Bay Blues"). The new Green Bay team was referred to as "the Indians" in one of the earliest newspaper articles about the new squad, but by the time they played their first game they had adopted the name "Packers.".

He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor (this is similar to what would happen the following year with the Decatur Staleys, who would become the Chicago Bears). Curly Lambeau, the team's founder, solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company. To poke fun at this nickname, they wear foam triangles made to look like cheese on their heads, which further reinforces the "cheesehead" designation. Packer fans are commonly known as "cheeseheads," a derogatory nickname for people from Wisconsin, as the state is known for its cheese production among a variety of other items.

The Packers also draw the largest national TV audiences for the NFL's Monday Night Football telecasts. For this reason, it is not unusual for fans to designate a recipient of their season tickets in their wills. The current wait time for season tickets is approximately 35 years. The Packers have one of the longest waiting lists for season tickets in professional sports.

The Packers' fan base is notoriously dedicated: No matter how the team performs, Lambeau Field has been sold out every game since 1960. The Super Bowl trophy was ultimately named the Vince Lombardi Trophy in recognition of his and his team's accomplishment. Green Bay won the first two Super Bowls. Coach Vince Lombardi took over a last-place team and built it into a juggernaut, winning five league championships over a seven-year span.

The Packers of the 1960s were one of the most dominant NFL teams of all time. They are also the only American professional football team to win three straight titles, which they did twice (1929-1931 and 1965-67). The Packers have won more league championships (12, including three Super Bowls) than any other American professional football team. The balance of the committee is sitting "gratis.".

The president is the only officer who receives compensation. The board of directors in turn elect a seven-member Executive Committee (officers) of the corporation, consisting of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and three members-at-large. As a means of running the corporation, a board of directors is elected by the stockholders. No shareholder is allowed to own more than 200,000 shares, a safeguard to ensure that no one individual is able to assume control of the club.

Shares of stock include voting rights, but the redemption price is minimal, no dividends are ever paid, the stock cannot appreciate in value, and there are no season ticket privileges associated with stock ownership. As of June 8, 2005, 111,921 people (representing 4,749,925 shares) can lay claim to a franchise ownership interest. Priced at $200 per share, fans bought 120,010 shares during the 17-week sale, which ended March 16, 1998. It added 105,989 new shareholders and raised more than $24 million, money utilized for the Lambeau Field redevelopment project.

Another stock sale occurred late in 1997 and early in 1998. In 1956, area voters approved the construction of a new stadium, which in 1963 became Lambeau Field. In 1950, the Packers held a stock sale to again raise money to support the team. At the November 1997 annual meeting, shareholders voted to change the beneficiary from the Sullivan-Wallen Post to the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

Based on the original "Articles of Incorporation for the (then) Green Bay Football Corporation" put into place in 1923, if the Packers franchise was sold, after the payment of all expenses, any remaining monies would go to the Sullivan-Wallen Post of the American Legion in order to build "a proper soldier's memorial." This stipulation was enacted to ensure the club remained in Green Bay and that there could never be any financial enhancement for the shareholders. The Packers did not move their entire home schedule to Green Bay until 1995. However, the Packers have long had a large following throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest; in fact, for decades, the Packers played four (one pre-season, three regular-season) home games each year in Milwaukee. By comparison, the typical NFL football city usually is populated in the millions.

Typically, a team is owned by one person, partnership, or corporate entity; thus, a "team owner." It has been speculated that this is one of the reasons the Green Bay Packers have never been moved from the city of Green Bay, a city of just over 100,000 people. The Packers are now the only publicly owned company with a board of directors in American professional sports. The financial backers, known as the "Hungry Five," formed the Green Bay Football Corporation. The Packers found new backers the next year and regained the franchise.

Financial troubles plagued the team and the franchise was lost the same year. The Packers became a professional franchise in 1921. He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor. Lambeau solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company.

The Green Bay Packers were founded on August 11, 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. . [2]. Currently, a total of 4,749,925 shares are owned by 111,921 stockholders - none of whom receives any dividend.

The Packers are currently the only publicly owned major league level professional sports team in the United States (although other teams, such as the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Rangers are directly owned by publicly traded companies). The team also holds the distinction of winning the first two AFL-NFL Championship Games that were held before the AFL-NFL Merger, later referred to as Super Bowl I and II. The team currently holds the record for the most NFL league championships with 12: nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era, Super Bowl I, Super Bowl II, and Super Bowl XXXI. Founded in 1919, the Packers joined the NFL in 1921 during the league's second season.

Green Bay is by far the smallest media market to be the home of a North American major professional sports league (though their fanbase includes Milwaukee, the rest of Wisconsin, and beyond). The Packers are the last remaining example of the "small town teams" that comprised a majority of the NFL during the 1920s. The team is sometimes affectionately referred to as simply 'The Pack'. They currently belong to the Northern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Split games between Milwaukee and Green Bay (1933-1994). Independent (1919-1920)
National Football League (1921-present). Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well..

Brandon Johnson - Strength & conditioning assistant. Mark Lovat - Strength & conditioning assistant. Rock Gullickson - Strength & conditioning. Brad Miller - Special teams assistant.

Mike Stock - Special teams coordinator. Shawn Slocum - Defensive assistant. Lionel Washington - Defensive nickel package. Carl Hairston - Defensive ends.

Robert Nunn - Defensive tackles. Winston Moss - Linebackers. Kurt Schottenheimer - Defensive backs. Bob Sanders - Defensive coordinator.

Ben McAdoo - Tight ends. Jimmy Robinson - Wide receivers. Ty Knott - Offensive quality control. James Campen - Offensive line assistant.

Edgar Bennett - Running backs. Joe Philbin - Offensive line. Tom Clements - Quarterbacks. Jeff Jagodzinski - Offensive coordinator.

Mike McCarthy. 2006 To be announced (5th overall pick). 2005 Aaron Rodgers. 2004 Ahmad Carroll.

2003 Nick Barnett. 2002 Javon Walker. 2001 Jamal Reynolds. 2000 Bubba Franks.

1999 Antuan Edwards. 1998 Vonnie Holliday. 1997 Ross Verba. 1996 John Michels.

1995 Craig Newsome. 1994 Aaron Taylor. 1993 Wayne Simmons and George Teague. 1992 Terrell Buckley.

1991 Vinnie Clark. 1990 Tony Bennett and Darrell Thompson. 1989 Tony Mandarich. 1988 Sterling Sharpe.

1987 Brent Fullwood. 1986 Traded away. 1985 Ken Ruettgers. 1984 Alphonso Carreker.

1983 Tim Lewis. 1982 Ron Hallstrom. 1981 Rich Campbell. 1980 Bruce Clark and George Cumby.

1979 Eddie Lee Ivory. 1978 James Lofton and John Anderson. 1977 Mike Butler and Morris Brown. 1976 Mark Koncar.

1975 Traded away. 1974 Barty Smith. 1973 Barry Smith. 1972 Willie Buchanon and Jerry Tagge.

1971 John Brockington. 1970 Mike McCoy and Rich McGeorge. 1969 Rich Moore. 1968 Fred Carr and Bill Lueck.

1967 Bob Hyland and Don Horn. 1966 Jim Grabowski and Gale Gillingham. 1965 Donny Anderson and Larry Elkins. 1964 Lloyd Voss.

1963 Dave Robinson. 1962 Earl Gros. 1961 Herb Adderly. 1960 Tom Moore.

1959 Randy Duncan. 1958 Dan Currie. 1957 Paul Hornung and Ron Kramer. 1956 Jack Losch.

1955 Tom Bettis. 1954 Art Hunter and Veryl Switzer. 1953 Al Carmichael. 1952 Babe Parilli.

1951 Bob Gain. 1950 Clayton Tonnemaker. 1949 Stan Heath. 1948 Earl "Jug" Girard.

1947 Ernie Case. 1946 Johnny Strzyalski. 1945 Walt Schlinkman. 1944 Merv Pregulman.

1943 Dick Wildung. 1942 Urban Odson. 1941 George Paskvan. 1940 Hal Van Every.

1939 Larry Buhler. 1938 Cecil Isbell. 1937 Ed Jankowski. 1936 Russ Letlow.

Vince Workman - RB. Mike Wahle - G. Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston - G. Darren Sharper - S.

Sterling Sharpe - WR. Ken Ruettgers - OL. Eugene Robinson - S. Marco Rivera - G.

Andre Rison - WR. Bryce Paup - LB. Brian Noble - LB. Steve McMichael - DT.

Max McGee - WR. Larry McCarren - C. Tony Mandarich - T (bust). Don Majkowski - QB.

Dorsey Levens - RB. Mark Lee - CB. Jerry Kramer - G, K (author of Instant Replay). Sean Jones - DE.

Ezra Johnson - DT. Keith Jackson - TE. Chris Jacke - K. Cecil Isbell - QB.

Desmond Howard - WR/KR. Johnny Holland - LB. Craig Hentrich - P. Tim Harris - LB.

Brent Fullwood - RB. Antonio Freeman - WR. Boyd Dowler - WR. Santana Dotson - DT.

Lynn Dickey - QB. Mark Chmura - TE. Chuck Cecil - S. LeRoy Butler - S.

Terrell Buckley - CB. Mark Brunell - QB. "Gravedigger"). Gilbert Brown - DT (a.k.a.

Robert Brooks - WR. John Brockington - RB. Tony Bennett - LB. Edgar Bennett - RB.

John Anderson - LB. Reggie White #92. Ray Nitschke #66. Bart Starr #15.

Don Hutson #14. Tony Canadeo #3. 24 Willie Wood. 92 Reggie White.

Emlen Tunnell. 31 Jim Taylor. 3 Jan Stenerud. 15 Bart Starr.

51 Jim Ringo. 66 Ray Nitschke. 2 Mike Michalske. 24 Johnny (Blood) McNally.

Vince Lombardi. 80 James Lofton. 20 Earl (Curly) Lambeau. 2 Walt Kiesling.

75 Henry Jordan. 14 Don Hutson. 36 Cal Hubbard. 5 Paul Hornung.

30 Clarke Hinkle. 38 Arnie Herber. 83 Ted Hendricks. 75 Forrest Gregg.

Len Ford. 87 Willie Davis. 3 Tony Canadeo. 26 Herb Adderly.

Milwaukee County Stadium (1953-1994). Marquette Stadium (1952). Wisconsin State Fair Park (1934-1951). Borchert Field (1933-1935).

Lambeau Field (1957-present). City Stadium (Green Bay) (1925-1956). Bellevue Park (1923-1924). Hagemeister Park (1919-1922).

NFC North: 2002, 2003, 2004. NFC Central: 1972, 1995, 1996, 1997. NFL Central: 1967. NFL West: 1936, 1938, 1939, 1944.

NFC: 1996, 1997. NFL Western: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967. Super Bowl Championships (1)
1996 (XXXI). AFL-NFL Super Bowl Championships (2)
1966 (I), 1967 (II).

NFL Championships (11)
1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967. Green Bay Packers (1919-present). NFC North (2002-present). NFC Central (1970-2001).

National Football Conference (1970-present)

    . Central Division (1967-1969). Western Conference (1953-1969)
      . National Conference (1950-1952).

      Western Division (1933-1949).

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