May 28, 2015

Brian Cornell, CEO and chairman of Target Corp., has focused on digital innovation since he took the top spot at the chain last August. He recently participated in a Q&A at the high-profile tech event, the Code Conference, in Ranchos Palos, California.

May 27, 2015

The most valuable retail brand in the world lacks physical stores. At least that’s according to the tenth annual BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, released by WPP and Millward Brown.

May 22, 2015

The proposed $19 million deal between Target Corp. and MasterCard stemming from the retailer's 2013 data breach has fallen apart after it failed to get the support of 90% of the banks affected by the breach

May 20, 2015

Target Corp. on Wednesday reported a larger-than-expected increase in first-quarter profit amid signs that its efforts to refocus and revamp its product lineup are taking hold.

May 19, 2015

Target Corp. plans to roll out RFID-enabled “smart labels” later this year to aid inventory accuracy and improve in-store stock levels.

May 18, 2015

Target has informed established CPG companies including Campbell Soup, Kraft, General Mills and Kellogg Co. that it will promote their brands less to place more emphasis on brands that meet the changing preferences of modern consumers.

May 14, 2015

Target Corp. is selling its Target Commercial Interiors (TCI) subsidiary, which provides office furnishings and related services for business and commercial clients, to Minneapolis-based Omni Workspace Company, commonly known as A&M Business Interior Services.

May 11, 2015

Lowe's Canada has reached an agreement to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target's distribution center in Milton, Ontario, for a total purchase price of about $125 million.

May 8, 2015

Walmart Canada has reached agreements to acquire one distribution center, 12 store leases and one owned property formerly held by Target Canada, for an aggregate of approximately $165 million Canadian ($136.3 million).

May 7, 2015

Big Shopping Centers USA and Red Development have announced a joint venture partnership to maximize market presence and performance of select U.S. retail properties in the Midwest and West.

May 6, 2015

Canadian Tire Corp. has concluded an agreement to acquire 12 real estate leases formerly held by Target Canada for $17.7 million.

May 5, 2015

Sundance Catalog is gearing up for retail expansion, with plans to open two locations in 2015: one in Edina Galleria in Edina, Minnesota, in September, and a second store in Dallas’ NorthPark Center in November. Up to five additional stores are planned for 2016.

May 3, 2015

O’Reilly Automotive posted a strong first quarter, laying the foundation for continued growth in 2015.

May 1, 2015

Target Corp.’s exit from Canada is reportedly not turning out as smoothly as the retailer had hoped. According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, Target is returning 55 leases it could not find a bidder for to their landlords.

April 30, 2015

A look at brands and categories that are growingI read CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson’s recent “From the Editor’s Desk” column (page 8, March 2015 issue, Chain Store Age) with great interest. Her piece — “The store is back (even though it never left)” — touched on the topic of brick-and-mortar retail expansion and “the relevance of offline retail in an omnichannel world.”The article got me thinking in more detail about the retail expansion we are seeing in 2015. What brands are growing?

April 30, 2015

From international brands dropping anchor on U.S. shores and online players expanding in the physical space to familiar names with new formats and traditional start-ups, there is no lack of new concepts in the brick-and-mortar arena. Here’s a look at some with the biggest buzz.

TreeHouse

April 30, 2015

Restaurants and retail have fertile expansion ground in certain marketsWhile it’s true that technology, brick-and-mortar changes, and evolving consumer behavior are causing foundational shifts in the retail industry, a closer look at different U.S.

April 30, 2015

Canada represents a dynamic market for U.S. retailers looking for store expansion opportunities.

April 30, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores are in transition from being viewed as a relic of the 20th century to being understood as the linchpin of 21st century omnichannel retailing.

April 29, 2015

Target Corp. is reportedly testing a solution that automatically recommends sponsored videos to Web users based on the content they are reading.

April 29, 2015

Despite economic indicators that show the recession is over, customers are slightly less satisfied in 2015 than they were the prior year.

April 29, 2015

Doug Baker, CEO of environmental technology firm Ecolab, has been named by Target Corp. as lead independent director of the Target board.

April 29, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled plans to countermand slowed growth in China with 115 new stores in the country by 2017 and creating some 30,000 jobs.

April 28, 2015

Brian Cornell, CEO of Target Corp., reportedly received total compensation of $28.2 million in 2014.