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Inside This Issue - Opinion

Bloom move to have big impact

On paper, Mike Bloom’s new assignment as president of Family Dollar, the 7,000-plus-store dollar chain, is as significant and potentially transforming an event as mass retailing has seen in some considerable time.

For marketers at Target, Francis set the bar high

The sudden departure of Michael Francis from Target Corp. brings into sharp focus his pivotal contributions to the development of one of the iconic retail brands and highlights just how much the discounter has at stake in finding a way to perpetuate the marketing prowess that has become a central component of its business model.