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Target to Lower Prices on 5,000 Items
May 20, 2024 at 7:38 pm

Target said Monday it will lower prices on approximately 5,000 frequently bought items as it seeks to stay competitive amid signs consumers are experiencing price fatigue. The company said in a statement that the price cuts are concentrated in grocery staples like milk, meat, bread, fruit and vegetables, as well as paper towels and diapers, with…

Target Shares Plans for 2024 Pride Month Following Last Year's Backlash
May 13, 2024 at 4:34 pm

Target has announced its plans for this summer's 2024 Pride Month, despite backlash it experienced during 2023 Pride season. At the time, people destroyed signage and merchandise and confronted store workers. As a result, Target pulled items from its Pride Collection off shelves that had been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior. This,…

Target Doubles Bonuses for Salaried Employees as Profits Recover
March 21, 2024 at 6:50 pm

Target will double its bonus payments to salaried employees this year, as the big-box retailer’s profits recover from a bumpy nearly two-year stretch, reports CNBC. In a statement, Target said the annual bonus payout is based on how the retailer performs against sales and profit goals set at the beginning of the fiscal year. Salaried…

Target to Launch Paid Membership Program as Part of Loyalty Revamp
March 5, 2024 at 5:03 pm

Target on Tuesday said it will launch a paid membership program next month, riffing off the playbook of its rivals Amazon.com and Walmart, reports CNBC. The subscription-based program, Target Circle 360, will launch in early April and cost $99 per year. Target will offer a discounted rate of $49 per year as part of a…

Target Launches Value-Priced Private Label Brand
February 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Target Corp. announced it has launched a new private label product line for price-conscious consumers called dealworthy. The assortment of 400 everyday basics will include apparel and accessories, essentials and beauty, as well as electronics and home items. Items will start at less than $1 and with most under $10, the prices are designed to…

Target Pulls Some LGBTQ+ Products Following Customer Backlash
May 24, 2023 at 1:36 pm

Target is pulling some items from its Pride Collection off shelves following customer backlash, the company said Wednesday. Its LGBTQ+ products, launched at the beginning of May in acknowledgement of Pride Month in June, included more than 2,000 products, according to CNN. The items include clothing, accessories, mugs, shoes, books, pet accessories, and calendars. Target didn't…

Retailers Increasingly Challenged by Theft, Organized Retail Crime
May 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm

Retail theft and organized retail crime (ORC) have been cited as serious problems and the leading cause of inventory shrink by leading retail CEOs during first quarter earnings calls and media interviews over the past week. Indeed, retailers are being hit with a large number of thefts and in some cases are closing stores and pulling out…

Target Launches Curbside Returns in Select States
April 26, 2023 at 12:33 pm

Target is making it easier for customers to return products, launching curbside returns last week that allows people to make returns from the comfort of their cars. The retailer's goal is to roll out the service to all stores by the end of the summer, but for now it's available in a quarter of Target's…

Target to Launch New Private Labels, Expand Others
March 2, 2023 at 5:05 pm

Target announced earlier this week that it would be stocking its shelves with more products priced under $10 as it tries to appeal to more cost-conscious consumers dealing with once-in-a-generation inflation. The retailer has shifted its focus to selling more food and lower-priced items under its higher-margin private-label brands including Favorite Day, Good & Gather,…

Target to Spend $100M on Supply Chain Hubs to Speed Up Order Delivery
February 23, 2023 at 5:14 pm

Target announced this week that it will spend $100 million to build a larger network of supply chain hubs to speed up and lower the cost of delivering online orders. The retailer plans to have at least 15 of the facilities, dubbed sortation centers, by the end of January 2026. It already has opened nine…