Target has announced that it is expanding its Beauty Concierge program with approximately 200 stores implementing the program during 2013.
This is important as it reflects a larger trend that is taking place within mass-market beauty — retailers are becoming increasingly aggressive in elevating the beauty shopping experience at mass. With a melding of upscale décor, higher-end beauty brands, in-store services and innovative technology, they are working to become a beauty destination for savvy shoppers.
Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its new all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.
Colder weather and more conservative shoppers contributed to a drop in Target Corp.'s first quarter 2013 profits, but the company's underlying business remains healthy, executives said Wednesday morning in a conference call with investors.
Empowered Products Inc. announced Kroger has placed its first batch of orders for Empowered Products' Pink line of personal lubricants for five of Kroger's distribution centers across the United States.
According to a recent poll that will appear in the June 2013 issue of ShopSmart, 56% of women do not take advantage of coupons and discount codes when it comes to purchasing makeup, skin care items and other beauty products.
Grand Central Terminal in New York played host to a life-sized "dollhouse" this week as Target showcased its new collection of products, including housewares, indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative items.
Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.
While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.
Target will renovate libraries at more than two dozen schools in need across the country this year under a program that will also include book donations and technology upgrades, as well as the option to have a Target-supported food pantry built, the mass merchandise retailer said.