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Top discounters plan early start for holidays

NEW YORK — Although the outlook for holiday retail sales is still somewhat uncertain, the nation’s two largest discount retailers, Wal­mart and Target Corp., are already gearing up aggressively to launch their seasonal campaigns well ahead of the normal holiday time frame. While early evidence suggests a continued economic rebound in the third quarter, lingering

Target Deal Days to kick off holiday season

Target Deal Days to kick off holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. will kick off the holiday shopping season with its Target Deal Days sales event on October 13 and 14. The retailer said its holiday sales push this year will include nearly 1 million more deals than last year, Black Friday pricing throughout November and an extended Price Match Guarantee. “This year,

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

NEW YORK — Walmart and Target are hiring extra employees for the upcoming holiday shopping season, but the retailers say that this year there will be an increased focus on supporting online shopping. Making the in-store shopping experience as safe as possible for customers and employees alike is another top priority. Target said Thursday that

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 pledges 20% increase in number of black employees

Target pledges 20% increase in number of black employees

MINNEAPOLIS – Target on September 10 unveiled new diversity and inclusion goals aimed at increasing representation of black employees across its workforce by 20% over the next three years. “Inclusivity is a deeply rooted value at Target and we’ve had an ambitious diversity and inclusion strategy for many years for our guests and team,” chief

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

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

NEW YORK – Retail industry heavyweights Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Walgreens and Kroger have joined an initiative that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. The companies are participating in the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag. Members collectively have pledged $15 million to the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which is inviting entrepreneurs and investors

More retailers mandate masks for customers

More retailers mandate masks for customers

NEW YORK – More retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks when inside their stores.  Target, CVS Health, Best Buy and Kroger are among the latest to announce mask-wearing requirements, as retailers grow impatient with the absence of a consistent mandate from state and local governments. Walmart helped break the ice earlier this week, when the

Target expanding grocery pickup offerings

Target expanding grocery pickup offerings

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is adding fresh and frozen grocery items to the list of items available through its Order Pickup and Drive Up services. Following successful pilots in the Twin Cities and Kansas City markets, the retailer will roll out the enhanced services to more than 400 stores by the end of the month. Target