May 2, 2016

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves, according to a Fortune report published last week. "Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock," the report noted. "Additionally, Target executives said the retail giant was said it was looking to develop a 'concept store' that could incorporate robotics and other technologies, although details were limited." (Fortune

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

April 27, 2016

Former Target executive Kathryn Tesija has joined CPG/retail consulting firm Simpactful as a senior adviser and consultant.

April 26, 2016

One of America’s fastest growing food brands in the direct-to-consumer channel is expanding into 900 Target stores across the country. 

April 25, 2016

There are now 56 MinuteClinic locations in Chicagoland, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores. Chicago is MinuteClinic's largest metropolitan market in the United States.

April 21, 2016

In addition to the 13 CVS Pharmacy locations in Target, CVS Pharmacy operates 11 free-standing stores in Utah.

April 20, 2016
Target is raising its minimum wage to $10 an hour, Reuters reported. The reported increase comes amid an increasingly competitive job market and widespread calls by activists and labor groups for retail and restaurant chains to offer higher wages. According to the report, most Target employees who earn less than $10 per hour should see their base pay go up in May. Target raised its minimum pay rate in April 2015 to $9 an hour, up from the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour at the time. Walmart has already raised its lowest starting wage to $10 per hour. (Reuters)
April 12, 2016

Target's Connected Care sections featuring a dedicated wearable product display has begun reaching Target stores, TWICE reported Tuesday. “We’re constantly looking for opportunities to evolve our assortment and shopping experience to meet the changing needs of our guests,” a Target spokeswoman told TWICE. “We know our guests are increasingly interested in these types of products, and will evaluate future growth plans based on their feedback and sales results.” (TWICE

March 31, 2016

E-hydrate Protein On-the-Go ACTIVE is a ready to mix, natural protein and joint health product designed for active adults.

March 24, 2016

Retailers prowling for growth potential in men’s grooming are directing their focus to skin care.

March 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has plans to launch a new digital health initiative next month both online and in 500 of its stores, MobiHealthNews reported last week. "Beyond knowing the stories will offer a new section for health devices, details on what, exactly, the launch will entail are scarce," the site reported. "One device that will be included is Quell, an FDA-cleared and smartphone-connected wearable for treating chronic pain from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Neurometrix. (MobiHealthNews

March 22, 2016

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

March 21, 2016

The company’s essential oils — which are gluten-free and plant-based, as well as cruelty-free — look to bring aromatherapy to consumers in packaging that looks to make essential oils and their uses accessible.

March 16, 2016

DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit in December, bringing together a leading panel of executives for an in-depth discussion into how retailers and suppliers can drive more productive partnerships, unlock category growth and ultimately forge more meaningful connections between consumers and their brands.

March 15, 2016

Patients who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are provided a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

March 10, 2016

Target's latest board addition spent four years as CEO of ImpreMedia and was previously publisher and CEO of La Opinión, the largest Hispanic newspaper in the country. 

March 8, 2016

Weis Markets also announced an Ahold USA vet has joined the team as director of category analysis, promotional income and retail strategies.

March 1, 2016

More than half of the companies on the 2016 NAFE Top 60 have at least four women on their boards of directors.

February 29, 2016

Arthur Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation.

February 24, 2016
For the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, same store sales at Target increased 1.9%, driven by traffic growth of 1.3%. This is Target's sixth consecutive quarter of rising same store sales.  
February 17, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein projects another slow-growth year for retail clinics in his latest blog. "While clinics sound like an exciting strategy, revenues from in-store clinics are - and will likely remain - a very small share of pharmacy chains' prescription revenues," he wrote. "While 2016 may see little growth, I still expect the number of retail clinics to reach 2,300 to 2,500 locations by 2018." (Drug Channels)

 

 

February 17, 2016

There's new help for kids with corkscrews, kinks, coils and ringlets, and it's now available in the hair care aisle at Target.

February 17, 2016

TRESemmé is teaming up with model and television host Chrissy Teigen to introduce a revolutionary new hair care system.