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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

Digital sales gains drive growth at Target

Digital sales gains drive growth at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. reported comparable digital sales growth of 118% in the fourth quarter, accounting for two-thirds of the company’s overall comp sales growth for the period. Overall comp-store sales increased by 20.5%, while comp-store sales in physical stores grew by 6.9%, the company said on Tuesday. Sales for the three months ended January

Target reconfigures executive team

Target reconfigures executive team

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has named a new chief growth officer in one of a number of leadership changes the company announced on Tuesday. “At the core of Target’s success is the most talented team in retail,” Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said, chairman and CEO, Target. “The depth of expertise across Target’s leadership

Target adds safety measures for holiday shopping

Target adds safety measures for holiday shopping

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is rolling out new safety measures for the holiday shopping season, the company said on Thursday. “Year over year, the investments we’ve made in our business and team have made Target the easiest place to shop in America.” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. ” As we’ve navigated the

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

Target makes social justice pledge

Target makes social justice pledge

MINNEAPOLIS — Target  has commited an additional $10 million, on top of its ongoing efforts, to advance social justice and support rebuilding and recovery efforts. “Target stands with Black families, communities and team members,” Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said on Friday. “As we face an inflection point in Minneapolis and across the country,

Target sees strong sales gains in Q1

Target sees strong sales gains in Q1

MINNEAPOLIS — Target beat sales expectations in the first quarter, with total revenue that grew 11.3% compared to last year. Earnings fell as consumers spent less on higher margin products like apparel, and the retailer boosted wages and spending on safety measures related to COVID-19. Target’s total comparable sales grew 10.8% in the first quarter,

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

Target reports holiday sales, leadership changes

Target reports holiday sales, leadership changes

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Thursday reported strong sales gains for the November/December holiday sales period, and reiterated its sales and earnings guidance for the full year. The company also announced changes in its executive ranks, including the planned retirement of chief financial officer Cathy Smith. Target’s holiday sales performance included a 5.7% comparable store sales

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,