A general merchandise retailer based in Minneapolis.

December 4
People in the First Ave. Main Room networked while waiting for the Demo Day program to begin.

Target will be joined by Germany's Metro in next year's Techstars program

Big retailers to invest in series of startups, offering money and expertise to create technology.
July 13
Target is expanding a program that allows college students to order items online and then to pick them up days or weeks later at a store near their ca

Target rolls out college order pickup program

As students head back to school, Target wants to supply more of their dorm decor and supplies.
July 12
Carlos Moncayo Castillo, CEO of Inspectorio, spoke during the demonstration day two years ago for Target's Techstars accelerator program. ] CARLOS GON

Minneapolis startup Inspectorio raises $10 million with help from Target, Ecolab

It will use the money to further expand its efforts to modernize and improve how retailers monitor their supply chains.
June 23
Caroline Wanga, Target's chief diversity and inclusion officer held a question and answer session with guest speak Earvin "Magic" Johnson at the annua

Target chief diversity officer not afraid to stand out, push tough conversations

Caroline Wanga, the company's chief diversity officer, said her message is clear: Be yourself.
June 7
Made by Design towels have hanging loops.

Target launches home goods brand that's focused on function

750 items in Made by Design line patterned to be functional, clean.
June 2
Rachael Christy, a Target beauty team member, left, gave makeup samples to customers Sheneall Carter, center, and Jasmine Riley, at its downtown Minne

Target makes play for bigger piece of beauty marketplace

Retailer focuses on niches overlooked by bigger brands.
May 23
Ridgedale Target store manager Chrissi McShane gave directions to Kathy Ayers, who was looking for an Amazon Echo device.

Target sees strong sales, but profit falls short of expectations in Q1

Changes the retailer has made have attracted customers, taken toll on profit.
May 15
Target is expanding its Restock delivery program and cutting fees. The moves come after Amazon switched up pricing for a similar program.

Target lowers fee for Restock next-day delivery program

It's also is expanding the service nationwide.
May 10

Burberry sues Target for trademark infringement over use of its check pattern

In the federal lawsuit, Burberry says the Minneapolis-based retailer used its plaid style in scarves.
May 4
Target CEO Brian Cornell in the downtown Minneapolis store.

Target CEO Brian Cornell made $19.2 million in last fiscal year

Target had low expectations going into last year but ended up performing better than expected as overall consumer spending improved.
April 28
FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, people walk past an Amazon Go store. Amazon Go shops use a tracking system that of sensors, algor

From self-checkout to cashier-less stores, retailers look to automate stores

Most analysts agree that physical shopping, like manufacturing before it, is heading toward more automation. You can see the transition already with more self-checkout lanes and newer scan-and-go options.
April 20
A promotional photo showed the tall boots Target and Hunter intended to sell in their collaboration. The firms said Friday the boots did not meet thei

Tall rain boots in Hunter for Target collection won't be sold due to production issues

Footwear was expected to lead Hunter collection.
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April 17
Melissa Butler, founder of The Lip Bar, one of eight companies added to Target's cosmetics aisles.

Target expands beauty offerings with makeup for women of color

Eight new cosmetics brands soon to be in the beauty aisles of Minneapolis-based Target. For most of these brands, which started out online, this will be the first time they will be sold in stores.
April 5
Target pays $3.7M to settle suit over racial disparity in use of criminal record checks

Target pays $3.7M to settle suit over racial disparity in use of criminal record checks

The complaint, which includes grievances from more than a decade ago, allows for job applicants to reapply for Target positions or seek a financial award.
March 21
Target could gain market share because of the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy, boosting toy sales.

Target could gain $600 million in sales from Toys 'R' Us demise

Report says retailer is nicely positioned to gain market share.
March 19
Tracy Gohlke shopped at the Super Target in Apple Valley, which has many alerts about Target’s Redcard program.

Target to test new loyalty program as Redcard growth slows

As growth of its branded debit and credit cards has plateaued, Target is exploring other ways to generate more loyalty.
March 7
Target CEO Brian Cornell spoke during Tuesday morning’s annual investors meeting in downtown Minneapolis.

Target 2018 plan includes new delivery options, second wage hike

CEO Brian Cornell tells investors Target will offer free two-day delivery for items over $35 and to Redcard holders, plus expansion of curbside pickup and more new brands.
March 4
The redesigned customer service counter at the Target in downtown Minneapolis.

Target to spend $250M in '18 to remodel Twin Cities stores

"In the past, when we remodeled, we might have just upgraded the fixtures," CEO Brian Cornell said. "But this is dramatically different from anything we've done in the past."
March 3
“We now have more of the proof points in place and we can accelerate,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said of the retailer’s strategy during a tour of

CEO Cornell says Target is changing faster to compete in today's retail

A recent bump in sales has boosted Target's confidence, but executives say the company must keep moving forward.
February 14
Honeyfund can now be found within Target’s registry system.

Target adds honeymoon funding to wedding registry through new partnership

The Minneapolis-based retailer will now have options from Honeyfund embedded in its registry.
February 12
Target and Shipt are recruiting workers aggressively, with plans to hire 4,000 shoppers and delivery people in the Twin Cities.

Target will roll out same-day delivery in Twin Cities as it faces off with Amazon

Twin Cities rollout is a move against Amazon since Target acquired Shipt.
February 2
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater listened to the Target presentation as current and former players gathered Friday in Mineapolis to discuss post-

Target helps NFL players, including Teddy Bridgewater, think about their next careers

This is the third year a professional seminar has been held during Super Bowl week.
January 9
Ridgedale Target store manager Chrissi McShane gave directions to Kathy Ayers, who was looking for an Amazon Echo device.

Target's holiday sales jump 3.4 percent, much higher than forecast

Sales were up 3.4 percent, beating expectations and boosting the company's share price by 3 percent on Tuesday's news.
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December 15, 2017
MORE THAN HATS: The “North” brand started by Eric and Andrew Dayton will expand to new clothes and wares during a limited run at Twin Cities Targe

Target teams up with Dayton brothers' Askov Finlayson on 'North' collection

While the founding family of one of Minnesota's biggest corporations hasn't had a direct connection to it in years, the two are joining forces ahead of the Super Bowl.
December 13, 2017
This Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 mill

Target buys Shipt for $550 million, expanding same-day delivery

Deal is seen as a move to counter Amazon.