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Brian Cornell

New priorities are safety and omnichannel allure

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing mass market retailers on two major fronts. Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell received a lot of attention recently when he spoke about how consumer behavior has changed since the arrival of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., and what it will take to get shoppers to feel comfortable about

Protests, violence force store closures

Protests, violence force store closures

NEW YORK — Target, CVS and Walmart were among the retailers forced to temporarily close stores over the weekend in the face of ongoing protests across the country. Target is temporarily closing stores in California, Georgia, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. The retailer said in a statement on Sunday that it was also prioritizing the rebuilding

Target investing $300 million in its team

Target investing $300 million in its team

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. said Friday that it will invest more than $300 million in wage increases, a new paid leave program, bonus payouts and relief fund contributions. “With each passing day, it’s clearer how indispensable our team is to communities across the country as our guests cope with the coronavirus,” Target CEO Brian Cornell

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. chief merchant Mark Tritton is resigning to become CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond. With his departure, Target has tapped Christina Hennington and Jill Sando, two executives with nearly 40 years of combined experience with the company, to head the retailer’s merchandising organization on an interim basis. They will report directly to Target

Target Named Retailer of Year by MMR

Target Named Retailer of Year by MMR

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is hitting the bullseye. Target headed into the 2018 holiday season bolstered by a strong third quarter performance that included a 5.1% increase in comparable sales, a 49% gain in digital channel sales and a 5.3% increase in customer traffic. Total revenue for the three months ended November 3 was $17.8

Target posts strong sales gains in third quarter

Target posts strong sales gains in third quarter

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Tuesday reported strong third quarter results that included a 5.1% increase in comparable sales, a 49% in digital channel sales and a 5.3% increase in customer traffic. Total revenue for the three months ended November 3 were $17.8 billion, an increase of 5.6% over the comparable prior year period. Operating

Target raises the bar with delivery options

Target raises the bar with delivery options

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is upping its delivery game as it vows to be the “easiest place to shop for the holiday season.” Target said Tuesday that it will become first retailer to offer same-day delivery and drive up service coast to coast. The retailer said its will also offer free two-day shipping to all customers,

Target sees sales, traffic surge in Q2

Target sees sales, traffic surge in Q2

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday posted a 6.5% comparable sales gain for its second quarter, driven by increased store traffic and online sales. That is the company’s biggest increase in more than a decade. Total company sales increased 7.0%, to $17.6 billion, and total revenues rose 6.9% to  $17.8 billion. Target said its traffic

Cornell becomes chairman of RILA

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has elected a new chairman — Brian Cornell, the chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corp. Cornell was elected at RILA’s board of directors’ semiannual meeting in Tucson, Ariz., last month. Serving a two-year term, Cornell takes the chairman’s reins from Bill Rhodes, chairman of

RILA elects Target’s Cornell as chairman

RILA elects Target’s Cornell as chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer at Target Corp., has been elected chairman of the board at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Cornell was elected on Sunday to a two-year term, succeeding AutoZone Inc. chairman, president and CEO Bill Rhodes. RILA also selected four retail executives to join its board.