February 25, 2015

Target’s better-than-expected 3.8% fourth-quarter same-store sales increase softened the sting of a massive $5.1 billion charge the company said it would take related to its retreat from Canada.

 

February 25, 2015

As Target says goodbye to a "year of transition," executives are eager to rise up and sharpen their focus on five priorities.

February 23, 2015

Target further enhances its free fulfillment options by slashing its free shipping minimum in half.

February 20, 2015

Target is bolstering its exclusive beauty offerings by launching a new Orly nail polish collection this spring.

February 19, 2015

Walmart will invest $1 billion in employee base in an effort to improve the customer experience. 

February 18, 2015

The discounter has carefully considered local customer demographics when stocking shelves, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

February 13, 2015

The Jean Coutu Group has announced that four pharmacies located within Target stores have been acquired by pharmacist owners affiliated to the Jean Coutu network.

 

February 13, 2015

Target is upping its natural beauty game in March with the introduction of four new natural hair care brands.

February 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is now testing the sale of fresh foods, according to published reports.

 

February 11, 2015

Walmart Canada announced plans to expand its footprint with 29 supercenter projects for the company’s fiscal year.

 

February 10, 2015

Oral care brand Hello products has revamped its packaging and bolstered its lineup with new toothpaste flavors and a brand new line of mint-free pastes for children.

February 5, 2015

Shelf talkers, power wings, corrugated cardboard displays — these have all been used to great success in promoting sales at the shelf or in the aisle. But as more and more consumers walk those aisles with a smartphone or tablet in hand, or shop the store from the convenience of their desktop, digital collaboration between retailer and supplier may represent an extremely lucrative method to sway that in-store purchase on top of traditional POP.

February 5, 2015

It’s the end of an era that never really began for Target Canada as three of the biggest names in the asset disposition world begin store closing sales at Target’s 133 Canadian locations.

February 5, 2015

The old adage may claim that “beauty is only skin deep,” but what today’s retailers are realizing is that beauty is as deep as the customer experience. This has given rise to a heightened focus on new services, higher-end offerings and staffing beauty departments with specially trained beauty advisers.

February 3, 2015

As the company’s top technology leader, McNamara will further advance Target’s digital transformation.

February 2, 2015

Target is opening 15 stores this year, including additional TargetExpress and CityTarget smaller format locations as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 22, 2015

A number of pharmacy retailers received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index and are among those listed as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

 

January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 15, 2015

Mediterra is now on store shelves at more than 365 U.S.-based Target stores, the company announced.

January 8, 2015

Consumers were offered more than $496 billion dollars in consumer incentives through Free Standing Inserts in 2014, an increase of 6.4% compared to last year, according to a Kantar Media report released Thursday.

January 8, 2015

Target’s digital efforts appear to be resonating with shoppers as the company’s holiday digital offerings — from free shipping on Target.com to store pickup to Cartwheel deals — helped the retailer rack up a record-breaking holiday season.

January 7, 2015

New packaging formats, consumer interest in therapeutic body care and a long, cold 2013-2014 winter in much of the United States helped fuel sales in the body-, hand- and foot-care category — a category that, according to research firm Mintel, experienced virtually no sales growth between 2009 and 2011.

January 7, 2015

Amazon and Procter & Gamble are taking multi-tasking to a whole new level by placing ads that have barcodes you can scan using the Amazon app in public bathroom stalls , according to a report by CNN Money.

December 18, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.