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Target website down for two hours on Tuesday

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Minneapolis — Target Corp. confirmed Tuesday that its website crashed for the second time in six weeks, going down at approximately 12:50 p.m. EDT and then coming back up two hours later, at 2:50 p.m. EDT.

Target.com also crashed on Sept. 13, after the retailer’s online introduction of its new line of Missoni apparel and items.

Target has not yet said what caused Tuesday’s crash.

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Saks Off 5th hires former Barneys exec for VP post

BY Staff Writer

New York City — A Tuesday report by Women’s Wear Daily said that the outlet division of Saks has named a former Barneys executive as its new VP.

Saks Off 5th has named Peter Rizzo, former Barneys executive VP, as its new senior VP and creative director for merchandising.

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Report: Wal-Mart reopens 13 stores in China after food safety case

BY Katherine Boccaccio

BeijingThe Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, said that Wal-Mart Stores has reopened 13 stores in Chongqing after being forced by authorities to close the stores for 15 days over the mislabeling of regular pork as organic.

Chongqing authorities had also arrested two employees and fined the company $421,000 on charges of passing off regular pork as higher-priced organic meat earlier in October.

During the two-week closure, Wal-Mart set up supervisory teams at the stores to improve management and product labeling while local authorities conducted twice-daily inspections, Xinhua reported.

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