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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Target launches ‘tween’ brand in time for back-to-school rush

Target Corp. has rolled out a new owned-brand line of clothing, electronics and school supplies aimed at 9- to 13-year-old girls and strategically timed the launch during the back-to-school season.


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toymakers

A year after Toys R Us imploded, toymakers are still readjusting to the big loss of shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Target pushes suppliers to go green, too

Target Corp. has announced a sweeping set of goals to reduce its carbon footprint that for the first time puts pressure on its suppliers to do the same.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Target joins ‘contactless’ wave, welcomes Apple, Samsung, Google payments

The Minneapolis-based retailer said Tuesday its stores will soon accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay and “contactless cards” from Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Strong economy does little to lift department store sales

Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap …


Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570K after alleging retailer broke Medicaid refill rules

Target has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and Massachusetts state law by submitting claims in violation of rules against Medicaid prescriptions …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …


Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals

Toys R Us and Bon-Ton may be gone but they haven’t been forgotten.


Amazon drops $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Target has a plan to win over customers this holiday season

Retailer Target is betting that by leveraging its reach to get shoppers their items faster than ever, free two-day shipping or same-day delivery will become as synonymous with the Target …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.


Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

While Kroger results disappoint, Target announces plan to hire 20 percent more for holidays

Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ sales estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Feds: 5 hacked Target gift cards, stole nearly $800,000

Authorities said five people have been indicted on charges they hacked Target Corp. gift cards to the tune of nearly $800,000.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Target’s bright spot: robust customer traffic

Target proved itself one of the few retailers that saw more customers both at its stores and online, though its investment in stores and delivery operations hurt first-quarter profit.


Target, seeing better candidates, raises starting pay, again

Target is raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Amazon will buy Target this year, analyst predicts

Amazon.com’s shakeup of the retail landscape may not be over, according to one well-known technology analyst. The internet giant will acquire Target Corp., Loup Venture co-founder Gene Munster wrote in …


How Target CEO Brian Cornell is facing down a retail apocalypse

Now facing increased competition from Amazon.com and a resurgent Wal-Mart Stores, Cornell, 58, has responded by unveiling a $7 billion plan to open smaller urban stores, remodel others and lower …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Target run: Taylor Swift shocks shoppers while buying album

Taylor Swift has left some fans shocked by dropping by a Tennessee Target store to pick up a few things, including her new album.


Target sees highly competitive holiday on the way

A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell …


Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Target says customers want it to pause the ‘Christmas creep’

Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with customers’ mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

Target bumps up holiday hiring by 40 percent this year

Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year.


Target recalls nearly 180,000 dressers that can tip over

Target says it is recalling nearly 180,000 dressers because they can tip over and pose a risk to children.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military position kills 2

The Syrian army says an Israeli air raid on a military position in western Syria has killed two soldiers and caused material damage.


Target cuts ties to Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek

The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month closed without further action a review of the plant-based products made by Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based …