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05/20/2011 - 11:33

Walmart and Target are the top go-to retail stores for college students, according to a new study.

05/18/2011 - 13:28

First-quarter sales at Target increased 2.8% to $15.6 billion, and same-store sales increased 2% the company reported.

05/16/2011 - 16:47

Target has awarded its 2010 Partner Award of Excellence to Munchkin, a designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products. Target presents the award to select companies across various companies. Munchkin took home the top honor in the newborn/infant/toddler category.

“At Munchkin, we strive to provide parents with clever products that make their lives easier. Our retail partnerships are incredibly important to our brand, as they make our line of innovations more accessible to consumers. We are honored to be recognized by Target for our quality and high standards.”

05/16/2011 - 16:39

Target ranked 49th on a list of the nation’s 100 largest online retailers based on an annual assessment conducted by the research firm ForeSee Results. The firm said that customer satisfaction with e-tailers is at an all time high with an overall median score of 78 on a scale of 100. Target scored a 78 compared with top-ranked Amazon.com at 86 and bottom ranked RueLaLa.com at 70. The company could make a major move up the ranking by this time next year as a major relaunch of Target.com is planned for this fall just as millions of shopper head online for holiday shopping.

05/16/2011 - 16:34

Target is among the key sponsors of a Kids in Need Foundation event slated for this fall in Minneapolis. The company, along with fellow Minneapolis-based supplier 3M, is supporting the organization’s annual cocktail reception and fundraising dinner to be held September 21 at The Depot from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The guest speaker at the event is former OfficeMax chairman and CEO Sam Duncan.

05/16/2011 - 16:30

An increase promotional efforts in April contributed to Target’s 13.1% monthly same store sales gain, according to new data from the promotional intelligence firm Market Track.

05/09/2011 - 16:47

BrandZ has released its list of the 100 most valuable global brands, and Target came in at number 5. According to the report, Target earned its spot by expanding its food selection and repositioning itself as a low-price leader and thereby countering the perception of it being a trendier, albeit pricier store than its competitors.

05/09/2011 - 16:39

Projections calling for a low-to-mid single-digit comp increase at Target during May don’t sound overly aggressive, but when factoring in some of the economic headwinds and uncertainties facing the U.S. economy, the sales plan begins to sound more ambitious.

Consumers are dealing with higher fuel prices, food inflation and lingering unemployment. Where $4 a gallon gas prices are headed next is big unknown, but it is only May and historically prices increase during the summer. Ouch!

05/09/2011 - 15:56

Target’s Redcard may become an increasingly more important factor in the retailer maintaining low price leadership.