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Target to Pay More Than $70M in Bonuses to Hourly Employees
October 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Target said earlier this week that it will spend more than $70 million on another round of employee bonuses during the coronavirus pandemic, as the holiday shopping season picks up. The retailer will pay $200 to its more than 350,000 employees who work at stores, distribution centers and contact centers. It will pay the bonuses by early…

Walmart, Target to Hold Sales Events Opposite Prime Day
September 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

Amazon Prime Day won't be the only big sales event in October. Walmart and Target have both announced plans to host their own online sales events that just happen to coincide with Amazon's annual shopping fest. On Monday, Walmart said it will be holding a "Big Save" online event that runs Oct. 11 through Oct. 15. Walmart will offer Black…

Target Pledges to Increase Number of Black Employees by 20% Over 3 Years
September 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

In conjunction with the release of a racial and gender breakdown of its team across all levels of the company, Target last week announced plans to increase representation of Black team members by 20 percent over the next three years by sharpening its focus on advancement, retention and hiring. Target said it has had diversity and inclusion…

Big-Box Retailers Post Strong Sales, Profits Amidst Pandemic
August 20, 2020 at 11:21 am

On Wednesday, Target reported the greatest percentage increase in quarterly sales in the company’s history. Walmart, which reported earnings on Tuesday, doubled its e-commerce sales. Home Depot’s sales increased more than 23 percent in this year’s second quarter. Lowe's announced that its second quarter sales surged 30 percent, boosted by a 135 percent increase in e-commerce sales. Wayfair reported earlier that its revenue…

Target Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Starting July 5
June 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Target is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour beginning July 5, CNBC reported. The retailer will also be giving hourly employees a one-time bonus of $200. Target temporarily raised its wages by $2 an hour in March as the COVID-19 pandemic began, so this announcement makes the raise permanent. This raise will be for hourly…

Target Closes 175 Stores Nationwide in Wake of George Floyd Protests, Looting
May 31, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Target said late Saturday night that it would temporarily close 175 of its locations across the U.S. after video of its Minneapolis store getting looted went viral amid the fifth night of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, which saw protesters around the country destroying stores and setting fire to police vehicles.  “We…

Amazon, Target Workers Plan 'Sickouts' Over Coronavirus Safety Concerns
April 23, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Amazon.com and Target employees, on the front lines of COVID-19, are leading nationwide efforts to draw attention to the health risks they face delivering groceries and other critical supplies to Americans. Their approach? Planned sickouts. More than 350 Amazon warehouse workers in 50 locations pledged to call out from their jobs starting Tuesday, according to Athena, a coalition…

Target to Launch an Activewear Brand
January 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Target is ready to launch yet another new brand — one that executives hope will help it compete with the likes of Athleta and lululemon. All in Motion, an activewear brand developed by Target's in-house designers, will replace C9 by Champion, a licensed brand from Hanesbrands that Target has carried exclusively for more than 15…

What the Re-Emergence of Toys"R"Us Means for the Toy Category
October 25, 2019 at 12:48 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss the rebirth of Toys"R"Us, including the news earlier this month that its e-commerce website will be powered by Target. For the toy category, the re-emergence of Toys"R"Us, both online and offline, brings another competitor with a strong, iconic brand name…

Target to Power Toys"R"Us’ New Website
October 8, 2019 at 11:22 am

Target announced today that it’s partnering with the parent company of the Toys"R"Us brand, TRU Kids, to help it relaunch ToysRUs.com. The deal will allow Toys"R"Us to once again have an online presence, post bankruptcy, as it simultaneously begins to open Toys"R"Us stores in the U.S. again. And it could also be a huge boost to…