November 18, 2011

Target is selling off the pharmacy business of the Zellers stores it bought as part of an effort to expand into Canada and start over, according to published reports.

November 18, 2011

Almost 2-in-5 people plan to shop Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers historically offer steep discounts and special promotions — according to a Consumer Pulse study of more than 1,400 U.S. consumers conducted by Boston-based custom research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies that was released Friday.

November 16, 2011

Profits at Target grew 10.2% to 82 cents in the third quarter, compared with 74 cents the prior year, thanks to healthy sales growth and ongoing improvement in the company’s credit card business.

November 15, 2011

American Express has announced the launch of the American Express for Target card, a reloadable prepaid card with no monthly or maintenance fees, available exclusively at more than 1,000 U.S. Target stores.

November 15, 2011

Target is bringing its smaller-format store to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

November 8, 2011

Target shoppers have a new incentive for joining the retailer's REDcard Rewards loyalty program: free shipping on Target.com.

November 1, 2011

The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

October 31, 2011

Target is getting an early jump on Black Friday this year, announcing that it will open its stores at midnight on Nov. 25.

October 27, 2011

Target has partnered with U.K. beauty expert Maria Hatzistefanis and now is carrying her Nip + Fab beauty brand in Target stores and online at Target.com.

October 14, 2011

Target announced that Steve Eastman, president of Target.com, left the retailer to pursue other opportunities. Eastman’s departure follows a late August relaunch of Target.com.

October 12, 2011

The Network of Executive Women has elected five new members at large to its board of directors.

October 7, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart has appointed former McKesson Canada executive Domenic Pilla as its new president and CEO not only is significant news in its own right, but also is important as Pilla will inherit a chain that is wrestling with the impact of drug reforms in several provinces and faces its share of competitive challenges.

October 6, 2011

Target is the latest in a line of retailers to put out a list of what it thinks will be the top toys of the holiday season.

October 6, 2011

Target reported a moderately better-than-expected 5.3% same-store sales increase for September that was driven by broad-based gains in all categories and geographic regions, the company reported Thursday.

October 3, 2011

Michael Francis, Target's EVP and chief marketing officer, and the person charged with leading the retailer's expansion into Canada, has left the company, Target announced Monday.

September 27, 2011

Target is encouraging consumers having a tough time selecting a Halloween costume this year to let their friends decide.

September 15, 2011

Target's just-released Missoni collection resonated so well with consumers that the demand for the line lead to the crashing of Target's website on Tuesday.

September 12, 2011

Target has assisted Texas wildfire relief efforts by donating $60,000.

September 6, 2011

Target announced its commitment to assist with Hurricane Irene relief efforts through a donation totaling $250,000 in cash and products.

August 31, 2011

Target has announced new beauty exclusives that are hitting shelves for fall 2011.

August 29, 2011

Economic troubles and an interest in saving money are just two of the growing number of reasons why it behooves nontraditional retailers to start thinking about offering fresh food in their stores, especially pharmacy retailers.

August 24, 2011


Retailers, expecting thrifty behavior from consumers, are starting the back-to-school season with early promotions. “Retailers are already running door-buster promotions,” said Perry Smith, an analyst with the NPD Group.

August 24, 2011

Specialty retailer GNC on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire LuckyVitamin.com, an online discount retailer of branded nutritional supplements.

August 24, 2011

Meijer announced that it has opened a new, smaller-format grocery store in the Chicago area.