More brands are making clothing for people with disabilities

Feb 22, 2018
Target, Tommy Hilfiger and Zappos are taking on adaptive fashion.
Xian Horn in one of her many pairs of  Mary Janes. 
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In raising its minimum wage to $11, Target aims to retain workers

Sep 26, 2017
Minneapolis-based Target is raising its minimum wage by a buck, to $11 an hour starting in October. That will apply to the seasonal workers the company is trying to hire right now to staff stores and online fulfillment centers for the holidays. By the end of 2020, the company said its minimum wage will reach […]

Today, Target reports. More bad news from the retail sector?

Aug 16, 2017
This morning, we’ll hear from discount retailer Target on how it performed in the second quarter of the year. Last month, Target raised its guidance on sales at stores open at least a year. Analysts will be watching to see how its digital sales perform against big rivals like Amazon, which present ever increasing threats. […]

It’s back to basics for Target stores

May 16, 2017
Target reports its earnings Wednesday. After months of slumping sales and profits, the retailer is getting back to retailing basics: Renovating stores and pricing grocery items more competitively. That strategy means the Minneapolis-based retailer is abandoning some of the more futuristic innovations it was experimenting with. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Flexible return policies can lead to fewer returns

Dec 22, 2016
Customers associate the quality of a return policy with the quality of the store
Shoppers at Target in Los Angeles. 
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Target reaches out to Latino consumers

Dec 12, 2016
Target's spending on Spanish-language TV ads is up nearly 70 percent over the year.
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You know Aldi, now say 'hallo' to Lidl

Sep 20, 2016
A no-frills blockbuster German grocery chain, Lidl, is planning to expand in the US.
A Lidl store from Arcole, Italy.
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Target seeks grocery lift from private-label foods

Aug 16, 2016
Target wants its in-house food brands to boost its grocery business.
Target culinary development scientist Catherine Potter experiments with a recipe that will go on the back of a package of meatballs under the store’s Simply Balanced brand. Target has been investing more energy in its in-house brands as it seeks to boost grocery sales.
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Department store rivals more successful at attracting younger buyers

May 19, 2016
Department stores haven't been doing so well. Big box stores like Target have been handling this winter better.
Though Target's electronic sales have been struggling, its apparel and home sales are up.
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