Report: Target challenges Canadian retailer over store name
Toronto A Friday report by Bloomberg said that Target Corp. is challenging a Canadian retailer who is opening stores under its name and potentially causing problems for an expansion in Canada.
Target is going before Canadian trademark authorities Friday to contest the right of Toronto fashion merchant Isaac Benitah to use the Target name. Target lost a 2002 challenge against Benitah, who has owned the rights to the name in Canada for almost a decade, when the case was decided by the Federal Court of Appeal.
Target helps cardholders save
MINNEAPOLIS Target is offering customers that shop with their Target REDcard to save 5% on nearly all purchases at any Target store or on Target.com.
Beginning Oct. 17, the retailer said it would extend the savings program to all Target REDcard products, including the Target credit card, Target Visa credit card and Target debit card. In addition to receiving 5% off nearly all purchases using a REDcard, guests will receive a coupon good for 5% off a future day of shopping every time they fill five prescriptions at a Target pharmacy with a Target REDcard.
This new rewards program will replace the existing rewards program in which new account holders receive an initial 10% off coupon and existing cardholders earn coupons for 10% off a future day of shopping. The existing program ends on Oct. 16 at close of business.
“This innovative, new initiative will provide Target REDcard holders with tremendous value on our exciting merchandise assortment –– everything from electronics to fresh food,” said Terry Scully, Target financial services president. “This program makes Target’s low prices even lower, so there’s no need for Target REDcard holders to shop around.”
NACS names supplier board chairman
ATLANTA Hershey’s VP customer industry affairs recently joined the National Association of Convenience Stores’ supplier board as chairman.
Tom Joyce will serve as the NACS supplier board chairman for the 2010-2011 term, NACS said. The NACS Supplier Board is comprised of individuals from NACS supplier member companies that represent different product and service categories in the convenience store industry.
In related news, VP convenience sales for Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, Scott Hill, will serve as chairman of the NACS supplier board for the 2011-2012 term.
Joyce and Hill were named to their positions during the NACS supplier board meeting at the NACS Show in Atlanta. As chair and chair-elect of the NACS Supplier Board, Joyce and Hill also serve as members of the NACS board of directors.