Target's ‘Store of the Future’ Launches in California
May 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

Target has tapped its largest market, California, to test several potential changes to the look of its future stores. In a pilot program called "LA25," the discounter has taken its 35 top store enhancements that it's been testing across the country and put them all together in 25 stores in Los Angeles. Some of the enhancements include sleeker apparel…

Target is Testing Robot Employees In-Store
May 3, 2016 at 9:28 am

Don't be surprised if you bump into a robot next time you shop at Target. The retail giant is testing robots for a week at one of its San Francisco stores to help stock shelves and take inventory, according to Fortune. Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called "Tally," which can move around…

Target Increases Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour
April 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured by a competitive job market and labor groups calling for higher wages at retail chains, sources said. Target management has informed store managers, who in turn have started informing employees about the wage hike. Most…

Target, Marimekko Collaboration Selling … But Not Like Lilly Pulitzer
April 18, 2016 at 11:32 am

It's been a year since Target's collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer broke the internet and immediately sold out in stores. Yesterday, the retailer's line with Finnish design house Marimekko hit stores, and early signs show the collection of graphic beach accessories and dinnerware won't cause as much pandemonium.

Target Preps Marimekko Launch, But ’Won't Apologize’ for Out-of-Stocks
March 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

Target offered a sneak peek of its upcoming Marimekko swimwear and home décor line, which features the iconic Finnish brand’s untouched, archival prints. And like last year’s wildly successful Lilly Pulitzer launch and the website-crashing Missoni collection before it, the 200-plus item Marimekko for Target collection might also sell out in a New York minute and…

What it Takes for Fashion Retailers to Win Hearts … and Wallet Share
March 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

Every retailer hopes to earn not just wallet share, but also the loyalty of its customers. A delighted and loyal customer will keep coming back, spend more money while there, and go one step further by recommending their favorite retailer to friends and family. Recently, Market Force Information announced the results of its annual fashion…

Amazon Sues Former Exec Recently Hired by Target
March 22, 2016 at 11:11 am filed suit against a longtime logistics and supply chain executive recently hired by rival Target Corp. over what it said was a violation of a noncompete agreement. In the lawsuit, the Seattle retailer said Arthur Valdez, employed by Amazon for 16 years, was in a position to reveal confidential strategy to its rival. Target touted Valdez’s…

Target Says Major Changes Are Coming
March 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

Shopping at Target will not be the same a year from now. It will be easier, less frustrating and more convenient, executives said a meeting with analysts Wednesday. Starting a shopping trip through Target's app or online and finishing it in-store will become more seamless, with text notifications when online orders for in-store pickup are ready…

Target Sponsors 4-Minute Video During Grammys
February 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

Target has its bullseye on the "Hollaback Girl" singer. The retail chain is sponsoring a four-minute live video by Gwen Stefani during The Grammy Awards on CBS on Monday, an unprecedented move that capitalizes on the current vogue for live TV events. Stefani will perform the song "Make Me Like You," which is being released Friday. It's…

Target Takes Gender-Neutral Approach With New Kids Home Brand
February 9, 2016 at 10:53 am

Last fall, Target Corp. took its first baby steps toward a more gender-neutral store when it took down the “boys” and “girls” signs in its toy and kids’ bedding aisles. Now, the Minneapolis-based retailer is taking it further with a new kids’ home décor line that blurs the lines between what's for girls and what's for…