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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…

Target to Roll Out New Loyalty Program Next Month
September 9, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Target has announced that it will roll out its new loyalty program, Target Circle, nationwide on Oct. 6. The expansion of the loyalty program complements Target’s branded credit card, Redcard, which only a quarter of its customers use. It also replaces Cartwheel, a separate discount program, in an attempt to offer a “more seamless, intuitive shopping experience.” The…

Target Expands Curbside Pickup Service Nationwide
September 3, 2019 at 10:15 am

Target's same-day curbside pickup service, Drive Up, has now reached all 50 U.S. states, the retailer announced last week. The service allows consumers to shop online then pull up to designated spaces at their local store to have their order delivered to their car by Target staff. Drive Up has rolled out to Target stores at…

Target to Add 25 Disney Shops Inside its Stores
August 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

Target announced yesterday that it’s opening dozens of permanent Disney stores within its own stores over the next year, as it invests in more unique ways to drive foot traffic. On Oct. 4, 25 Disney stores will open at certain Target stores across the country, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. Forty additional Disney locations are…

Target Introduces Private-Label Food and Beverage Brand Good & Gather
August 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Target Corp. introduced today Good & Gather, a private-label brand that features food and beverage products. Good & Gather, Target's largest owned brand launch, will be available in stores and online beginning Sept. 15. By the end of 2020, Target said the brand will include more than 2,000 products such as dairy, produce, ready-made pastas,…

Glitch Preventing Target Customers From Making Purchases Has Been Fixed
June 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Target said a systemwide outage that prevented customers from making purchases at its stores on Saturday has been fixed. The two-hour outage, which affected its cash registers, was caused by an internal technology problem, the retail chain said, without giving further details. “After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not…