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Private labels are gaining fans among the public

Feb 15, 2024
With price increases hitting major brands, many retailers are creating their own private label products and their popularity is growing.
This week, Target announced it's revamping its Up&Up store brand. Persistent inflation may provide a lift to generics.
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As Christmas looms, the shipping wars accelerate

Dec 21, 2023
UPS and FedEx, not to mention Target and Walmart, are all racing to keep up with Amazon's same- or next- day shipping options because shoppers have become used to faster delivery times.
Amazon says more than half of Prime orders arrived same day or next day during the first half of this year in the 60 biggest U.S. metro areas.
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Retail inventories have dropped. But discounts might stick around.

Aug 16, 2023
Over the last year, many retailers have been successfully using discounts to purge their excess inventories. Now, retailers might use discounts to lure skittish consumers.
Target announced its inventories were down 17% from last year.
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For brands facing transphobic backlash, walking back inclusive campaigns may be "shortsighted"

Jun 16, 2023
Target and Bud Light bowed to pressure for supporting LGBTQ people, but now many of those shoppers may take their money elsewhere.
A customer browses Pride Month accessories at a Target store on June 6. Following a backlash, the company pulled some products catering to LGBTQ shoppers.
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More retailers turn to discounts to lure shoppers

May 17, 2023
Target, for example, warned investors of price promotions in the pipeline.
Retailers have increasingly been using discounts and promotions to encourage shoppers to keep spending.
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Retailers say customers are focusing on essentials

Mar 6, 2023
Between inflation and a possibly looming recession, some big box stores are on edge.
Retailers are shifting focus to match inflation-weary customers' preferences for savings over slurging.
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What Target's poor third-quarter results say about the retail sector

Nov 16, 2022
The company missed profit expectations, and its leadership is warning of a soft holiday season.
“In some ways, Target is a microcosm for what's happening in retail,” says Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData, a retail research firm.
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Target's bet to expand online sales: Make brick-and-mortar stores bigger

Nov 14, 2022
The retailer is planning to expand some new stores to include dedicated space for shipping and picking up online orders.
The exterior of a Target store in Los Angeles, California.
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Target's the latest company to ditch mandatory retirement for CEOs

Sep 7, 2022
With people living and working longer, many companies see the rules as outdated.
Brian Cornell, shown here in 2017, can stay on as Target CEO after turning 65.
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For every unsold good, there's a liquidator waiting

Aug 24, 2022
Big-box retailers are dumping excess inventory because of lower sales. Liquidators, who resell that merchandise, are thriving.
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