MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has tapped Kelly Caruso to serve as chief executive officer of Shipt, the same-day delivery company Target acquired in 2017. She succeeds Bill Smith, Shipt’s founder, who is leaving his post to pursue other opportunities but will continue to serve as an adviser to the company.
Caruso most recently served as senior vice president of merchandising at Target. She joined Target in 1998 as a merchandise planning manager and has risen through the ranks.
“With expertise ranging from the sales floor to sourcing and merchandising, Kelly is a proven leader who knows retail inside and out,” said Target chief operating officer John Mulligan, who serves on the board of directors at Shipt, which is a Target subsidiary. “She’ll help Shipt continue bringing same-day convenience to more consumers through its growing marketplace of retail partners.
“Bill’s entrepreneurial achievements have changed the game in same-day delivery, and we thank him for his outstanding leadership of Shipt.”