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Cornell and Montgomery will be among NRF honorees

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation will recognize Target chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell with its The Visionary award, which will be presented during the seventh annual NRF Foundation Honors event in New York City. CVS Pharmacy president Neela Montgomery will also be honored as one of the People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022.

NRF to honor Target’s Cornell with Visionary award

NRF to honor Target’s Cornell with Visionary award

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell will receive its “The Visionary” award. The award will be presented during the seventh annual NRF Foundation Honors on January 16 in New York City. “Brian Cornell’s purpose-driven leadership and strategic vision reflect an unwavering commitment to his team, and

NRF names six to its board of directors

NRF names six to its board of directors

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation on Friday named six members to its board of directors. The new members were elected during NRF’s annual winter board meeting, held virtually this year following NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1. Each will serve a two-year term until January 2023. “We are very proud to be

Target’s holiday sales show omnichannel gains

Target’s holiday sales show omnichannel gains

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp.’s comparable sales for the combined November/December period grew 17.2%, driven by a 4.3% increase in store traffic and a 12.3% increase in average ticket size, the company said Wednesday. Store-originated comparable sales grew 4.2%, while comparable digital sales grew 102%. “The momentum in our business continued in the holiday season with

Target works to rebuild Minneapolis store

Target works to rebuild Minneapolis store

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is rebuilding its Lake Street store in Minneapolis, which was damaged in the wave of violence and frustration that erupted following the police killing of George Floyd that happened nearby. The retailer is making sure the effort reflects the needs and desires of the community, according to a note by Target group

Target posts strong sales, profit gains in Q2

Target posts strong sales, profit gains in Q2

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. reported record same-store sales gains in its second fiscal quarter, driven by a digital sales gain of 195%, the company announced on Wednesday. The retailer said its results reflect the continuation of heightened sales volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Target reported GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of

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

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