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Target to Offer Shoppers More Mobile Payment Options
January 23, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Target will soon accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and other mobile payment options in its stores, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The retailer is striving to offer more convenience and faster checkout experiences to customers. Target has offered mobile payment via its Target App since 2017, and the addition of…

Omnichannel Gains, Private-Label Brands Help Drive Target’s Resurgence
January 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

In a keynote presentation and interview at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, Target Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell detailed how the general merchandise retailer has followed a plan of reinvesting in the business, from people to technology to product, and the benefits it’s now realizing as a result.…

Amazon Expected to Continue to Crush Walmart and Target This Holiday Season
December 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

Amazon.com has become synonymous with online shopping. Just as “google it” or “I need a Band-Aid” have become colloquialisms, so has “order it on Amazon.” I work with dozens of millennials and have a 5- and 7-year-old at home, and whenever they need something, their first response is “get it on Amazon.” The “culture of…

Target Introduces Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shoppers
November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Target shoppers will be able to avoid long checkout lines this holiday season thanks to a new mobile checkout service. The retailer's store associates will be equipped with mobile devices that can complete shoppers’ checkout processes from anywhere in its stores. The new service, which Target is calling "Skip-the-Line," was launched this week at all company…

Target to Offer Free 2-Day Shipping This Holiday Season
October 24, 2018 at 11:11 am

Target for the first time ever will offer free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase required this holiday season. The move comes as Target bids to win shoppers over rivals Walmart and Amazon.com. The retailer said Tuesday that starting Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 22, "hundreds of thousands of items" will be eligible for free, two-day…

Target Stores Are Getting a Toy Makeover Before the Holidays
October 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm

On Tuesday, Target announced plans to roll out a new toy experience in stores and online, in time for the holiday shopping season. Changes include devoting more aisles to selling toys in stores, hosting play days in stores and making the new dedicated space “absolutely permanent” lasting beyond the gifting season. CNBC reports Target will…

Prime Day a Winner for Amazon, Other Retailers
July 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan recap this week's Amazon Prime Day, including site glitches that cost Amazon millions in lost sales, a surge in Prime memberships (Amazon's real goal for this mid-summer shopping event), and how other retailers cashed in on what's quickly becoming the year's second…

Target Testing New Product Distribution Strategy
May 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Target is testing a new product distribution strategy aimed at cutting down its replenishment cycle from days to hours while reducing overall inventory at stores, especially at small-format ones. Preston Mosier, Target's senior vice president of global supply chain and logistics field operations, made the announcement last week during a keynote presentation at the Retail Supply…

Target Launches Fetch Replenishment Program
April 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Target will begin to test a service that uses Bluetooth-connected household devices to monitor your supply of toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap, and automatically order more when consumers need them. The replenishment program is called Target Fetch, and the retailer will launch a campaign May 1 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to solicit 250…