Target reported that Black Friday sales were strong this year, with Apple Watch, iPads, Beats Solo 2 headphones, FitBit Charge HR and the Philips Sonicare 2 electric toothbrush among the most popular items.
Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure, along with his four brothers, in building the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died. Dayton, 97 and the last of the brothers to die, also launched the B. Dalton bookstore chain in 1966, the Star Tribune reported. [Star Tribune]
Both retailers and manufacturers expect change, complexity and competition to continue in full force, which means winning organizations will be those that can anticipate important shifts and quickly pivot to capitalize on them.