Target

A general merchandise retailer based in Minneapolis.

Business
August 17
“I’ve lived here longer than any place in my adult life. So I’m right at home now,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell.

Target CEO Brian Cornell sees turnaround as 'still in early innings'

CEO Brian Cornell, during his five years on the job, has taken a measured approach to the retailer's turnaround.
Business
August 8
FILE- This Feb. 9, 2018 photo shows Levi’s jeans hanging on a wall at Levi’s innovation lab in San Francisco. Well-known jeans company Levi Straus

Target to sell Levi's as jeans maker looks to replace sagging sales at Sears

The 'Red Tab' label will appear in 50 stores later this month.
Business
August 5
Jennifer Simons made a pitch for Dressmate during a Demo Day event. Target’s newest business incubator focuses on Gen Z entrepreneurs with a social

Target's newest incubator program focuses on Generation Z entrepreneurs

They're young and smart, and Target is tapping their energy and ideas in a new business accelerator.
Business
August 1
Target is celebrating 20 years of design partnerships by reissuing items from select collections. The Lilly Pulitzer limited partnership was one of Ta

Target celebrating 20 years of design collaborations by reissuing some favorites

Iconic pieces to be reissued to celebrate 20 years of collaborations with big names.
Business
January 23
Target says it will soon accept Apple Pay and other "contactless" payments.

Target joins 'contactless' wave, accepts Samsung, Apple, Google payments

The chain's 1,800 stores will all take payments by "tap" within a few weeks.
Business
December 28, 2018
Gene Munster of Minneapolis-based Loup Ventures missed on a prediction that Amazon would buy Target in 2018. But he thinks it could still happen in co

Amazon didn't buy Target in 2018, but top tech forecaster says that still makes sense

Tech analyst still thinks a Target-Amazon marriage could be in the cards some day.
Business
December 4, 2018
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.
Business
July 13, 2018
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.
Business
July 12, 2018
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.
Business
June 23, 2018
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.
Business
June 7, 2018
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.
Business
June 2, 2018
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.
Business
May 23, 2018
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.
Business
May 15, 2018
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.
Business
May 10, 2018

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.
Business
May 4, 2018
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.
Business
April 28, 2018
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.
Business
April 20, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Business
April 5, 2018
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.
Business
March 21, 2018
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.
Business
March 19, 2018
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.
Business
March 7, 2018
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.
Business
March 4, 2018
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."
Business
March 3, 2018
“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.