Target

A general merchandise retailer based in Minneapolis.

Coronavirus
April 2
Target will start giving workers masks and gloves and monitor the number of people shopping in a given store at one time.

Target will provide workers masks, gloves, monitor number of shoppers in stores

The Minneapolis-based retailer is strongly encouraging workers to wear the protective gear.
Coronavirus
March 25
A sign displays outside of a Target store in Glenview, Ill., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Grocery store chains and other retailers began offering specia

Target revises year's plan as sales surge 20% mainly because of coronavirus

Remodels will be scaled back, and fresh groceries, alcohol won't be offered for pickup.
Coronavirus
March 21
Driver Miguel Ramos of Richfield filled up his car with deliveries at the Amazon Prime Now hub in Minneapolis.

Armed with hand sanitizer, Minnesota delivery drivers on front lines of pandemic

Grocery-delivery service demand has boomed — and in an economy where many workers have at least temporarily lost their retail jobs overnight, the delivery services are hiring.
Coronavirus
March 20
Target is upping pay for its hourly employees by $2.

Target extending pay raises and sick leave, donating $10M to virus causes

The retailer is the latest among superstores and grocers to extend pay raises or bonuses to front-line workers.
Business
March 12
Target waiving absenteeism policy for hourly workers because of coronavirus

Target waiving absenteeism policy for hourly workers because of coronavirus

For employees who contract the coronavirus, Target will provide them with 100% pay for up to 14 days.
Business
March 10
Target has added staffing hours at its stores to increase the amount of cleaning that is done. Show here is the checkout area at the downtown Minneapo

Target, other stores step up cleaning procedures because of coronavirus

Target is adding staff hours at each stores and suspending food samples.
Business
March 9
Disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, as well as hand and face wipes were all out on the shelves at the downtown Minneapolis Target.

Target places limits on hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes

Retailer encouraging no-contact deliveries for same-day Shipt service.
Business
March 4
Stocking the grocery area was continuous as shoppers made their way through the newly remodeled grocery area of the Edina Target with her daughter Ett

Target adding more brick-and-mortar stores, including some the size of convenience stores

The Minneapolis-based retailer also reported better than expected earnings on Tuesday.
Business
March 3
Twin Cities residents flocked stores over the weekend to stock up on hand sanitizer, cold medicine, toilet paper and other supplies amid concerns abou

Twin Cities stores are seeing a run on 'pandemic pantries' supplies

Hand sanitizer, paper goods and medical masks are in short supply in stores around the metro and the nation.
Business
March 2
“We want to play offense,” said Michael Fiddelke, Target Corp’s new CFO. Executives will lay out the next iteration of their strategy this week.

Target to broadcast investors' meeting from Minneapolis because of coronavirus

Michael Fiddelke said the retailer will continue to make significant investments in technology, supply chain and new stores.
Business
February 18
Writer and comedian Issa Rae, center, spoke with Caroline Wanga, Target’s chief culture, diversity and inclusion officer, during an event at Target

Issa Rae of HBO's 'Insecure' at Target for standing-room-only event

Rae's 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' book is part of the Minneapolis-based retailer's Black History Month product assortment.
Business
February 5
Target will introduce its Open Story luggage line Sunday in stores and on Feb. 13 at Target.com.

Target takes on startups like Away with new luggage brand

The Open Story brand will hit stores on Sunday.
Business
January 15
Target said Wednesday its comparable holiday sales grew 1.4%, not as much as expected and another sign that the holiday was lackluster for the nation'

After blockbuster year, Target's holiday sales were worse than expected

Retailer ended a 2019 of fast growth with a surprising slowdown in toys and electronics.
Business
January 9
All in Motion, a new line of activewear developed by Target’s in-house designers, will replace C9 by Champion, a licensed brand from Hanesbrands tha

Target's new All in Motion activewear brand will replace C9 by Champion

Retailer aims for market share in activewear.
Business
December 21, 2019
“We will continue to build out Target Plus, but we’re going to do it in a really thoughtful, disciplined way,” said Rick Gomez, Target’s chief

Nearly 100 sellers hawk 250,000 products through Target Plus marketplace

The Minneapolis-based retailer said it will be more selective than its competitors in what it offers.
Business
December 6, 2019
Steve Decker, blind since birth and lead accessibility consultant at Target, uses the Aira app on his phone to navigate the downtown Minneapolis Targe

Target offers free service for visually impaired shoppers at 600 stores for holidays

The Aira service uses a phone app to connect visually impaired people with an agent who helps guide them through public spaces. It's now available for free in 600 Target stores.
Local
November 28, 2019
Shoppers looked for deals on PS4 and Xbox at the Richfield Best Buy store just after it opened at 5 p.m. Thursday. Nov. 28.

Target, Best Buy set to paint the day black

In her first Black Friday as CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry made a point of trying to shake every employee’s hand as a line…
Business
November 23, 2019
Target’s winning strategy includes remodeling stores and product differentiation, which involves introducing new in-house brands like sleepwear.

Target, Best Buy poised to rule retail leading into the holidays

It's a stark reversal from earlier this decade, when many questioned whether Minnesota's two big-box chains would withstand Amazon.
Business
November 20, 2019
Shoppers outside Target in downtown Minneapolis. The retailer reported third-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

Target flying high into holiday season as stock hits record high

A leap in clothing sales and success in its delivery options helped Target post stronger Q3 results.
Business
November 19, 2019
Target is suing one of its insurers over costs associated with 2013 data breach.

Target sues insurer for up to $74M in 2013 data breach costs

Target is suing its insurance company for denying claims to reimburse Target for tens of millions of dollars it paid out as part of settlements over the retailer's 2013 data breach.
Business
November 6, 2019
Shoppers browse the aisles during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky.

With later Thanksgiving, Target will hold Black Friday preview sale this Fri.-Sat.

Target is holding its Black Friday preview sale this Friday and Saturday, a week later than last year with Thanksgiving also falling later on the…
Business
October 23, 2019
CEO Brian Cornell said Target will invest more than ever in employee training and hours for the holiday season.

Target to invest in extra payroll hours during the shortened holiday season

Target will spend extra $50M to boost employee hours and training this season.
Business
October 9, 2019
Mark Tritton has resigned as Target’s chief merchant to take the CEO job at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Target's chief merchant leaves to take CEO role at Bed Bath & Beyond

The Minneapolis-based retailer also named Michael Fiddelke as chief financial officer.
Business
October 7, 2019
The University of Minnesota has a security technologies degree and recently added a cybersecurity boot camp.

Target donates $250,000 to University of Minnesota to boost cybersecurity program

The retailer's $250K gift to the U will help fund program scholarships and more.
Business
September 24, 2019
Target information systems were down briefly again on Tuesday. Pictured is the downtown Minneapolis store on Nicollet Mall.

Target's systems briefly go down for third glitch to hit shoppers in 3 months

It affected cash registers, Target's website and mobile app.