May 12, 2011

Target is setting up three distribution centers in Canada in preparation for its debut north of the border, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

May 5, 2011

The 13.1% increase in same-store sales Target reported for April was toward the low end of the company’s projection of an increase in the mid-teens, and begs the question whether Walmart’s mid-month launch of a new marketing campaign contributed to the weakness.

May 2, 2011

In the wake of the tornadoes and flooding that struck many southeastern states, several leading chains have stepped up to offer support for communities impacted by the tragedy, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Kroger and Publix.

May 2, 2011

Target announced that it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the Southern United States.

April 26, 2011

Target announced that it will adopt green refrigeration technologies in its stores as part of its new membership in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill program.

April 25, 2011

Call it “the attack of the coupon-crazed shelf sweepers.” It’s the most aggressive form of bargain hunting by consumers willing to spend hours searching out coupon deals, to stock up with enough product to last their families for a year and to turn their homes into veritable warehouses.


April 25, 2011

Target is branching out.


Buoyed by surging profits and customer satisfaction scores, the Minneapolis-based giant is reaching into Canada, preparing a new small-store format for urban areas and going after a bigger share of the nation’s grocery dollar. Target also is spending billions on store renovations, aggressively leveraging a new loyalty card program and growing its commitment to health at its pharmacies and in-store clinics.


April 25, 2011

Target is encouraging customers to direct their sights toward its in-store pharmacies with its “Ask Us” campaign. The campaign includes signage located throughout the store designed to direct shoppers to seek information from pharmacists about everything from allergies to generic discounts, promoting Target’s pharmacists as experts on medicines.


The signage includes floor graphics in the aisles leading to the pharmacy counter, signs hanging from ceilings and placards posted on endcaps. 


April 19, 2011

Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.

April 13, 2011

Target expects sales from its upcoming Canadian stores to total more than $6 billion by 2017, Dow Jones reported.

April 8, 2011

Target once again has taken the top spot as the retailer with the strongest consumer brand equity, according to the latest Harris poll.

April 7, 2011

Target's March sales dropped 4.5% to $5.95 billion, compared with the year-ago period.

April 4, 2011

Retailers rank among the highest for their customer service, according to a new report by the Temkin Group.

April 1, 2011

Some of the nation's most popular retailers earned a spot on Interbrand's annual ranking of the 50 most valuable U.S. retail brands.

March 30, 2011

Target announced that as part of its Earth Month celebration, it is offering customers the chance to win a "Refresh Your Nest" home makeover worth up to $50,000 with the help of LEED-accredited designer Sabrina Soto, as well as hundreds of other sustainable prizes.

March 30, 2011

Target announced plans to remodel several stores in the Charlotte, N.C., area.

March 22, 2011

Target's deal with Lady Gaga may have fallen through, but that doesn't mean the retailer has lost its ability to court the music industry.

March 18, 2011

Target has made a donation to Save the Children to assist with Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

March 17, 2011

Target has made the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011 list, the retail chain said Thursday.

March 15, 2011

Alba Botanica, whose products are available at CVS, Target, Whole Foods and natural food stores, has revamped its Advanced line, which now is known as Natural Even Advanced.

March 10, 2011

Pop singer Lady Gaga has dissolved her partnership with mass merchandiser Target, according to published reports.

March 9, 2011

Target Clinic is slated to open eight new locations in three markets.

March 3, 2011

February same-store sales at Target advanced 1.8%, thanks to the addition of fresh food and consumables that are part of an aggressive remodeling program causing more people to shop its stores.

March 2, 2011

Apna International has launched at Target a new fragrance collection called Tattooed By Inky, which features fragrances for both men and women.