August 21, 2014

The Global Market Development Center and its Educational Leadership Council on Wednesday released the "Seasonal Best Practices, for the New World of Shopping: Part Two" whitepaper, a comprehensive look at total-store business-building opportunities through nonfoods during the January to September merchandising seasons. 

August 20, 2014

Target’s U.S. sales held up reasonably well in second-quarter 2014, but weak results in Canada and expense pressures prompted the company to reduce its full-year profit expectations a week after Brian Cornell became president and CEO.

August 13, 2014

Target Canada has announced several initiatives aimed at improving its business performance and to better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian guests.

August 11, 2014

A settlement in a Schnuck Markets security breach class-action lawsuit has been reached and a notification program is underway, as approved by the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri.

August 6, 2014

Target has signed on to an amicus brief in support of marriage equality, the retailer revealed this week on its company blog.

August 5, 2014

Former Revco executive Boake Sells has been named chairman of the board for HealthSpot.

August 5, 2014

Target announced on Tuesday that its second-quarter financial results are expected to include gross expenses of $148 million, partially offset by a $38 million insurance receivable, related to the December 2013 data breach.

August 4, 2014

Target is gearing up for fall with the launch of the Pixi by Petra collection for fall 2014 developed by makeup artist Petra Strand.

July 31, 2014

Retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell was named chairman and CEO at Target to fill 2-of-the-3 roles previously held by the company’s former top executive, Gregg Steinhafel.

July 31, 2014

Rivals Target and Walmart are teaming up in September to co-host the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago.

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 25, 2014

Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of Minneapolis.

July 21, 2014

Target is launching a new image-recognition mobile app, called In a Snap, aimed at back-to-college shoppers.

July 21, 2014

Target is teaming up with four YouTube stars and Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., on a YouTube video series that combines reality television and design challenges.

July 9, 2014

Target has announced that, for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores between July 13 and Aug. 2, the company will donate one school supply item to a student in need.

July 7, 2014

Target has announced the addition of three new external senior-level hires, who will have responsibility for leading teams across information technology, e-commerce and digital products.

June 26, 2014

Target has announced that all 124 store locations that opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification.

June 23, 2014

Target has implemented a new policy for online shopping, making nearly all online orders of $50 or more eligible for free shipping.

June 19, 2014

More than 1-in-4 Rite Aid locations now reflect the latest in healthcare retailing — the company's Wellness store format, the concept that serves as a cornerstone to Rite Aid's overall health-and-wellness solution, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

June 17, 2014

Target is striving to win the hearts of Millennials with a string of new mobile and digital initiatives, which includes an overhaul of its wedding and baby registry business, according to a USA Today report.

June 11, 2014

While acknowledging that Target faced a series of setbacks in 2013 — including a data breach just before the holiday season — CFO John Mulligan, who is also serving as interim president and CEO, expressed optimism during its annual meeting of shareholders and said the company has the resources, talent and plan in place to move beyond its challenges.

June 10, 2014

Beauty company L'Oréal Paris has applied image recognition technology to target product ads based on the hair color identified in photos of faces for its Ombré campaign, which is now live on GumGum's in-image advertising platform.

June 10, 2014

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced the launch of Stories of Strength, a program that encourages people to honor someone who has been a source of strength in their lives.

June 6, 2014

Walgreens may be opening a flagship location in downtown Minneapolis in 2015, according to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Thursday.