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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…

Target Triples Apple Shop-in-Shops to 150 Stores Ahead of the Holidays
October 27, 2022 at 4:19 pm

Target has more than tripled the number of Apple at Target shop-in-shops this year, now reaching more than 150 locations, the retailer announced Wednesday. The expanded collaboration gives more consumers a one-stop-shop for Apple products and accessories just in time for the holidays. Members of Target Circle, the retailer's loyalty program, now have access to a…

Target CEO Exempt From Retirement Rules, Will Stay on 3 More Years
September 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm

Target CEO Brian Cornell will stay on to lead the retailer for three more years, bypassing the company's policy of retiring at 65, Target announced Wednesday. Cornell, 63, has led the company since 2014. Target said in a press release Wednesday that in allowing Cornell to stay on for three additional years, the company had…

Target to Take Profit Hit Clearing Unwanted Inventory
June 7, 2022 at 7:25 pm

Target warned investors Tuesday that its profits will take a short-term hit as it marks down unwanted items, cancels orders, and takes aggressive steps to get rid of extra inventory, reports CNBC. The retailer slashed its profit margin expectations for the fiscal second quarter from around 5 percent to around 2 percent to account for a…

Target Re-Enters Resale With New thredUP Deal
April 12, 2022 at 9:08 pm

Target is getting back into secondhand sales through a deal with resale company thredUP, reports CNBC. The big-box retailer confirmed Friday that it launched a page on thredUP’s website in late March that includes listings of women’s and kids’ apparel, along with accessories. Some items are from Target’s private labels, such as kids’ clothing brand Cat…