September 30, 2014

Texas Health Physicians Group will reportedly affiliate with eight Target Clinics in the Dallas area, according to a report by the Dallas Business Journal.

September 15, 2014

Target has announced plans for its sixth TargetExpress store, opening in the South Park area of San Diego in July 2015.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 10, 2014

Target has announced that it is integrating with the new Apple Pay mobile payments service so shoppers can pay using the Target app from iOS.

September 9, 2014

Mondelēz International issued its first report emphasizing the company's progress in achieving its global well-being goals. The report outlines important steps the company has taken to meet key metrics in such areas as mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. 

September 4, 2014

Target announced on Thursday that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide.

September 3, 2014

Target has announced plans to open two new TargetExpress stores in San Francisco’s Financial District and Berkeley, Calif.

September 1, 2014

In the wake of a disappointing second quarter, Fred's Super Dollar last week announced a series of initiatives, including the shuttering of 60 non-pharmacy stores and a stepped up focus on pharmacy.

September 1, 2014

LATINA Style magazine last week named Walmart, Target, CVS Caremark and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service four of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work at.

August 28, 2014

Target has announced that consumers can now buy products featured on Instagram.

August 21, 2014

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — During the second quarter, Ahold USA experienced a dip in sales while its online grocery operation, Peapod, achieved double-digit sales growth.

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.