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    Target plans fresh food addition to stores


    Target plans to add fresh food to more than 100 stores this month. The remodels will result in a new 10,000 sq ft grocery department featuring fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods in addition to dry and frozen offerings. The revamps will be the first of three ...

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    Target posts net earnings growth


    Target has posted net earnings of $2.93bn (£1.85bn) for its full year and $981m (£619.3m) for the fourth quarter. Target chairman, president and chief executive Gregg Steinhafel, said: “Target generated strong financial performance in 2011, overcoming sluggish economic growth, restrained consumer spending and an intensely promotional holiday season. For the ...

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    Target announces Canadian store locations


    Target has announced the locations of its first 24 stores in Canada. The Ontario stores will open in March and early April 2013 in London, Kawartha Lakes, Newmarket, Milton, Cambridge, Toronto, Mississauga, Ajax, Orillia, Brampton, Windsor, Burlington, Aurora, Fergus, Hamilton, Guelph, Waterdown and Whitby. Target Canada president Tony Fisher said ...

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    Discount retailer Target launches limited-edition collection


    Discount retailer Target is partnering with designer Josie Natori to launch its first limited-edition collection of lingerie and loungewear. The Josie Natori for Target range will appear in two seasonal instalments, the first of which will be available from the end of October in time for the Christmas season. The ...

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    Grocery retailer Target looks for future growth


    Grocery retailer Target is to look to urban formats, international expansion and ecommerce for future growth with the aim to reach $100bn (£60.72bn) in annual sales by 2017. Chief executive Greg Steinhafel told investors in New York that Target has identified “hundreds” of potential trade areas for its new CityTarget ...

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    Target enters formal mediation over name


    US-based grocer Target has entered formal mediation over whether it can use the Target name in Canada.

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    Target finds perfect stores for Canadian expansion


    US retailer Target has announced its entry into Canada after acquiring leasehold interests in up to 220 Zellers sites from the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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    Primark sales director lands senior Target role


    Primark sales director Allan Molloy is leaving the value fashion giant to join Australian retailer Target.

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    Target pinpoints 10 locations for small-format stores


    Get the knowledge Subscribers have exclusive access to Retail Week Knowledge Bank. Find out what you’re missing now. Discount variety retailer Target has pinpointed 10 locations where it will open its smaller-format store concept. The list is composed of urban areas with densely populated central business districts and includes San ...

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    Target Q3 sales up 3% to £9.5bn


    Discount superstore operator Target has reported its financial results for the third quarter ended October 30. Retail sales increased 3% to $15.2bn (£9.5bn), from $14.8bn (£9.2bn) in 2009, due to a 1.6% increase in like-for-like sales combined with the contribution from new stores. EBIT for the retail segment came in ...

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    Target considers entering Canada


    US general merchandise retailer Target is considering entering Canada with as many as 200 stores, in the company’s first move beyond US borders. The discount retailer gave the clearest indication of its intention so far when its representatives spent the past few days meeting with Canadian developers at a shopping ...

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    Target to try smaller format store and expand outside general merchandise market


    General merchandise retailer Target plans to open a new, smaller-format store in Seattle in 2012 and has plans to expand in 10 further markets, including San Francisco and Baltimore, in the next few years. The new store will cover about 90,000 sq ft, while its other urban concept stores will ...

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    Retailers support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign


    Retailers including Marks & Spencer, River Island, Warehouse and Topshop are supporting this year’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign which launches today featuring singer Kylie Minogue and model Claudia Schiffer.

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    Target to expand to Canada


    Discount retailer Target is making plans to expand outside the US, including a foray into Canada. The retailer wants to open its first stores outside its home country within three to five years. It is considering Canada, Mexico or Latin America as its most likely destinations. “As we approach each ...

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    Target sales up 1.8%


    Retailers’ sales for the festive period were boosted by last-minute shopping and reduced pre-Christmas discounting, thanks to tighter management of inventories in the run-up to the holidays. Like-for-like sales at discounter Target rose 1.8% year on year; fashion giant Gap ’s like-for-likes were up 1%, including a 7% rise at ...

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    Target to bring the management of its ecommerce platform back in house,


    Mass merchandiser Target plans to bring the management of its ecommerce platform back in house, bringing to an end what will be a 10-year outsourcing partnership with Amazon.The retailer expects to launch the new platform in advance of the holiday season in 2011. Amazon and Target linked up to ...

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    Aggressive Ackman falls flat after failed Target coup


    The latest boardroom battle that William Ackman, head of US hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, has waged has ended in tears – literally, according to US reports.

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    Target shareholders reject alternative director list


    Shareholders in general merchandise retail powerhouse Target last week rejected an alternative list of directors put up by activist shareholder William Ackman. In a heated battle, Ackman, the head of Pershing Square Capital Management, sought to have his own roster of directors, including himself, replace the existing board to better ...

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    Target experiences profit fall


    General merchandise retailer Target experienced a profit fall from $602m to $522m (£379.4m to £329m) in the first quarter to May 2.Like-for-like sales in its retail arm deteriorated 3.2 per cent while total sales rose 0.4 per cent to $14.4bn (£9.08bn). It is the fifth consecutive quarter that Target’s sales ...

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    Ex-George chief lands role at Target Australia


    Mark Daynes, former chief operating officer of Asda’s George clothing business, has become the latest British retailer to take up a high-profile role in Australia.