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Target gives video tour of new small-format store

BY Marianne Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of Minneapolis. The 20,000-sq.-ft. store is just steps away from the University of Minnesota.

Target plans to open four TargetExpress stores in 2015, with three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in the Highland Park area of St. Paul.

TargetExpress features an edited assortment of merchandise, including fresh produce, grab-and-go food and snacks, pharmacy, home, seasonal, electronics, and beauty. Rather than traditional shopping carts, the store has hand-held baskets and two-tiered carts that are specially designed for quick-trip shopping.

The Minneapolis store is also testing the retailer’s new “In a Snap” app, which enables guests to scan a poster in store and immediately shop items from the page.

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Whole Foods rallies behind Oregon’s Measure 92

BY Ryan Chavis

PORTLAND, Ore. — Whole Foods Market announced support of Oregon's Measure 92, which requires mandatory labeling of raw and packaged foods containing genetically modified organics by Jan. 1, 2016. More than 155,000 Oregon residents signed the petition to get Measure 92 on the ballot this November, the company said.

"At Whole Foods Market, we believe consumers have a fundamental right to know what's in their food so that they can make informed choices about what's right for them and their families," said Joe Rogoff, Whole Foods Market's regional president of the Pacific Northwest. "We label ingredients, we label allergens, we label nutrients, and we label countries of origin. Why wouldn't we also require labeling for genetic modification? The time has come for the people of Oregon to let their voices be heard and make a change."

Whole Foods Market has eight stores and one mobile grocery location in the state of Oregon. In March 2013, it became the first national grocer to set a deadline for full GMO transparency.

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Nail Media Group rebrands as Nail Marketing 360

BY Raven Romero

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nail Media Group announced its new name, Nail Marketing 360. According to the company, this rebranding reflects the wide range of marketing services the agency has provided in recent years to better accommodate the growing needs of its clients.

“When Nail Media Group opened in 2001, our focus was on providing national brands seasoned leadership in media planning and buying,” said Jack Nail, founder of Nail Marketing 360. “Our name change is simply a reflection of our growth and the number of marketing and advertising services our agency has been providing for years to better serve our clients.”

Nail Marketing 360 is a full-service integrated marketing agency providing comprehensive services ranging from brand strategy, media strategy, planning & buying, creative development and fully integrated promotions.

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