Target ups holiday hiring by 40%
Target Corp. announced a major investment for the holiday shopping season.
The discounter said it plans to hire approximately 100,000 employees for the upcoming holiday season, which is up about 40%.
Additionally, Target will hire 4,500 workers at the company’s distribution and fulfillment centers to replenish products to stores and fulfill digital sales throughout the season.
Target’s 2017 holiday hiring marks a significant increase from last year, when the retailer hired 70,000 employees. The retailer said that, based on the success of last year’s seasonal hiring events, it will host similar programs at all of its 1,816 stores nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15. The events will help fill the 100,000 holiday store positions.
"Target has made significant investments in our business throughout 2017, and our commitment to hire 100,000 team members for the holidays will make shopping at Target even easier and more fun during one of the busiest times of the year,” said Janna Potts, chief stores officer, Target. As always, we will provide our seasonal team members with meaningful opportunities to build and develop skills, and offer great benefits, including a variety of schedules and team member discounts."
Applicants for Target’s seasonal positions can apply in advance on the company's website. Store leaders will conduct pre-scheduled interviews with applicants. Similar to previous years, current Target store associates will have the opportunity to increase their hours during the holiday season.
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Report: Walmart reorganizing U.S. store ops
Walmart is simplifying its U.S. business as it looks to respond more quickly to the accelerating pace of change in the retail industry.
The discounter is consolidating its six divisional groups into four and its 44 U.S. regional groups to 36, reported Bloomberg.
“Our last field restructure was several years ago and our business has changed over that time,” spokesman Kory Lundberg said in a statement to Bloomberg. “The structure we are putting in place will help improve communication and execution, streamline decision-making and help us accelerate our pace of change.”
since they have already announced a store closing under "does not fit Business model" in Minnesota by end of October this is the companies new way of saying more store closings are coming. they stated the lease was expiring and where not going to renew it
Walmart should never have withdrawn the price matching from competitors. I shop much LESS at Walmart now because of this.
Restaurant lets customers pay using their face
A new restaurant concept gives customers an easy — and high-tech way — to pay for their meal without having to take out their wallet or even their smartphone.
KPRO, by KFC (from Yum China Holdings), in Hangzhou, China, was developed for young, tech-savvy consumers who are open to new tastes as well as digital innovations. The health-focused restaurant features the first commercial application of Alipay's new "Smile to Pay" facial recognition payment technology globally. (Alipay is the mobile and online payment platform created by Alibaba.)
The technology utilizes a multi-step verification process that only takes about two seconds. It includes a facial scan using a 3D camera. Customers who opt for the facial payment must also enter their mobile phone number to facilitate payment.
In addition to facial recognition payment, KPRO incorporates other cutting-edge technology to provide customers with a convenient and connected dining experience. It has no traditional ordering counter. Instead, customers are able to order at digital kiosks. They can also use their mobile phones to scan QR codes and order at their tables.
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