Target reports biggest sales surge in its 58-year history

Big-box US retailer Target has reported the biggest quarterly sales surge in its 58-year history, sending one of the clearest signals yet that shifts in consumer behaviour in the pandemic are widening the gap between the strongest chains and their weaker rivals. Brian Cornell, chief executive, hailed Target’s performance as [...]

2020-08-20T17:13:18+00:00August 20th, 2020|Tags: |

Target becomes latest retail giant hit by wave of Covid-19 walkouts over ‘insultingly low pay’ & on-the-job hazards

Delivery workers at US megachain Target have walked off the job, demanding paid sick leave, personal protective equipment and hazard pay, following wildcat strikes at Amazon, Whole Foods and Instacart. Staff walked off the job at Target delivery subsidiary Shipt on Tuesday, inspired by a growing number of 'essential workers' [...]

2020-04-08T15:17:40+00:00April 8th, 2020|Tags: , |

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai. Walmart traffic was down 6.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The previous week, traffic was up 18.4%. At Costco, [...]

2020-04-02T20:11:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Redesigning Retail

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but traditional retail businesses have encountered their share of hurdles in recent years (like declining sales and rising digital competitors). As ecommerce continues to win over shoppers, retailers are searching for new ways to bring consumers back to brick-and-mortar stores. For Target, the [...]

2018-10-03T21:24:09+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Tags: |

Target employees at store in New York to vote on union

Target employees at a store in New York will take a union vote next week after getting the green light from the National Labor Relations Board. The action is rare among front-line workers at Target Corp., where none of the retailer’s more than 1,800 stores are unionized. About 200 workers [...]

2018-08-29T14:27:19+00:00August 29th, 2018|Tags: |
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