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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.

Target sees sales, traffic gains in third quarter

Target sees sales, traffic gains in third quarter

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp.’s third quarter sales and earnings beat expectations, and the company said it is upbeat about its prospects for the holiday season. But the company’s fourth quarter profit outlook disappointed Wall Street, sending its shares down in early trading on Wednesday. Target forecast adjusted earnings of $1.05 to $1.25 per share for

Border adjustment tax runs afoul of retailers

WASHINGTON — The proposed border adjustment tax will hit American consumers with price hikes, Target Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell testified last month at a House hearing. “American families — your constituents — would pay more so many multinational corporations can pay even less,” Cornell told the House Ways and Means Committee.

Target innovation chief Casey Carl to depart

Target innovation chief Casey Carl to depart

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp.’s chief innovation and strategy officer Casey Carl reportedly plans to leave the company, effective May 5. Carl was the executive in charge of imagining the future of retailing at Target, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, which noted that many of his projects, including a store-of-the-future concept

Target set to retool

NEW YORK — Target Corp. vowed to update hundreds of stores and make other investments in its business after it delivered a disappointing 2016 in terms of sales and earnings. The Minneapolis-based company pledged to spend $7 billion over the next three years to remodel more than 600 of its 1,800 stores, accelerate the expansion

Target plans $7 billion investment

Target plans $7 billion investment

NEW YORK — Target executives have announced plans to invest $7 billion over the next three years in an effort to win back the hearts of consumers after a disappointing 2016 that saw sales and net earnings fall. In its meeting with the financial community Tuesday, the retailer’s leaders said Target will “reimagine” about 600