05/04/2016 - 11:42am

Target Corp. is getting tough with vendors as it works to improve its supply chain. The retailer plans to tighten deadlines for deliveries to its warehouses, hike fines for late deliveries, and could institute penalties of up to $10,000 for inaccuracies in product information, according to a report by Reuters. The new rules and penalties, detailed in a letter sent to suppliers, will start to take effect at the end of the month and will be rolled out over the next 60-90 days, the report said. (Reuters)

05/02/2016 - 12:11pm

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves, according to a Fortune report published last week. "Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock," the report noted. "Additionally, Target executives said the retail giant was said it was looking to develop a 'concept store' that could incorporate robotics and other technologies, although details were limited." (Fortune

04/29/2016 - 10:29am

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

04/27/2016 - 5:03pm

Former Target executive Kathryn Tesija has joined CPG/retail consulting firm Simpactful as a senior adviser and consultant.

04/26/2016 - 12:45pm

One of America’s fastest growing food brands in the direct-to-consumer channel is expanding into 900 Target stores across the country. 

04/25/2016 - 3:36pm

There are now 56 MinuteClinic locations in Chicagoland, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores. Chicago is MinuteClinic's largest metropolitan market in the United States.

04/21/2016 - 10:02am

In addition to the 13 CVS Pharmacy locations in Target, CVS Pharmacy operates 11 free-standing stores in Utah.

04/20/2016 - 12:44pm
Target is raising its minimum wage to $10 an hour, Reuters reported. The reported increase comes amid an increasingly competitive job market and widespread calls by activists and labor groups for retail and restaurant chains to offer higher wages. According to the report, most Target employees who earn less than $10 per hour should see their base pay go up in May. Target raised its minimum pay rate in April 2015 to $9 an hour, up from the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour at the time. Walmart has already raised its lowest starting wage to $10 per hour. (Reuters)
04/12/2016 - 1:27pm

Target's Connected Care sections featuring a dedicated wearable product display has begun reaching Target stores, TWICE reported Tuesday. “We’re constantly looking for opportunities to evolve our assortment and shopping experience to meet the changing needs of our guests,” a Target spokeswoman told TWICE. “We know our guests are increasingly interested in these types of products, and will evaluate future growth plans based on their feedback and sales results.” (TWICE