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Target's winning streak slows with disappointing holiday sales

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jan 15, 2020
The retailer missed the mark on electronics and toy sales.
A Target cashier rings up customers at a Target store in Albany, California.
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Amazon's one-day shipping bet dents profits this holiday season

by Scott Tong Dec 26, 2019
It costs Amazon more to deliver the average package than you spend on the item itself.
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Investment in online purchase, curbside pickup pays off for Target

by Sabri Ben-Achour Nov 20, 2019
They helped the retailer post a 31% gain in digital sales over the last quarter.
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Target's new customer loyalty program joins retailers' "arms race"

by Erika Beras Oct 4, 2019
Stores and brands are trying to push back against declining consumer loyalty.
Shoppers line up at the cashiers' checkout at a Target store in Miami, Florida.
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Big companies are raising wages as competition heats up

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 9, 2019
Finding and retaining workers can be a challenge.
The competition for workers is getting fierce. 
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Will Vineyard Vines deliver for Target?

by Ben Bradford Mar 1, 2019
Vineyard Vines — known by its whale logo — will offer a limited line of summer clothing at Target.
Vineyard Vines — known by its whale logo — will offer a limited line of summer clothing at Target.
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For big retailers, a mixed bag of holiday results

by Renata Sago Jan 10, 2019
We heard a lot of rosy retail forecasts heading into the holiday season. Consumer confidence was high, the economy was strong and sales were going to be great. How’d it pan out? A bit of a mixed bag, actually. Some…

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Target's investments in online shopping are paying off

by Erika Beras Nov 26, 2018
Target missed earnings expectations for the third quarter, yet the company is maintaining its forecast for the whole year. The reason? The retailer’s investments in its online segment are weighing down on its profit margins, but those investments are getting…

Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
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Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
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