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August 16, 2013

Target announced the return of its Give with Target program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced the return of its Give with Target program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country. New this year, Target is inviting its guests to allocate the full donation — double the amount designated by guests last year — to schools of their choice. Give with Target helps ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need to start the new year off right.

August 14, 2013

Target and McMahon Distributeur Pharmaceutique Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Inc, announced a partnership for the operation of in-store pharmacies across Target's Quebec stores.

QUEBEC — Target and McMahon Distributeur Pharmaceutique, a subsidiary of Metro, today announced a partnership for the operation of in-store pharmacies across Target's Quebec stores.

The agreement comes as Target is preparing to open the first of 25 stores this fall in French-speaking city. Target entered Canada earlier this year and plans to open a total of 124 stores in its first year of operation.

August 6, 2013

Target is acquiring online skin care site DermStore, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is acquiring online skin care site DermStore, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

Target said buying DermStore would allow it to expand its share of the online beauty market. The company will continue to operate under its online name, DermStore.com as a separate entity, but it will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Target. CEO Dan Obegi will be president of the subsidiary and will report to Target president of multichannel and SVP enterprise strategy Casey Carl. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 22, 2013

Crystal Geyser Water Company’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO — Crystal Geyser Water Co.’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona. Tejava is a 100% all natural, microbrewed, ready-to-drink iced black tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java.

July 11, 2013

Target announced the Bullseye University Digital Experience, which features popular YouTube personalities in a life-size "dorm" and allows people to buy items from the "dorm" between Monday and next Thursday, and enter contests to win college gear.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is launching a multichannel marketing effort aimed at college students and their families, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

Target announced the Bullseye University Digital Experience, which features popular YouTube personalities in a life-size "dorm" and allows people to buy items from the "dorm" between Monday and next Thursday, and enter contests to win college gear.

July 10, 2013

Target and Fast Company magazine have named a group of New York-based developers as the winners of a contest to develop an app to improve the mobile shopping experience for Target customers.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. and Fast Company magazine have named a group of New York-based developers as the winners of a contest to develop an app to improve the mobile shopping experience for Target customers.

July 8, 2013

Target co-founder Douglas Dayton passed away during the weekend, according to published reports. He was 88.

NEW YORK — Target Corp. co-founder Douglas Dayton passed away during the weekend, according to published reports. He was 88.

According to Reuters, Dayton is survived by his wife, Wendy, four children and six grandchildren.

Target began as a family-owned company, merging with the J.L. Hudson department store chain in 1969. Dayton became president of Target in 1961, and senior vice president following the merger. The Dayton Hudson Corp. changed its name to Target in 2000. Dayton left the company in 1974.

July 3, 2013

Target has appointed a former secretary of the interior and senator to its board of directors, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has appointed a former secretary of the interior and senator to its board of directors, the mass merchandise retailer said.

Target announced the appointment of Kenneth Salazar to its board. Salazar, who recently began working for the law firm WilmerHale, served as a Democratic member of the Senate from Colorado from 2005 to 2009 and as interior secretary under the Obama administration from 2009 until earlier this year, when he was replaced by Sally Jewell. His appointment to Target's board is effective immediately.

July 1, 2013

Target is opening two more stores next year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is opening two more stores next year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

The company announced Friday that it would open a store in San Jose, Calif., in March 2014, and also announced Monday it would open a store in Spokane, Wash., in July 2014.

The announcement of the store openings follows the announcement last week of two additional March 2014 store openings, in Fresno and Rocklin, Calif. The Fresno and San Jose stores will be 140,000 sq. ft., while the Rocklin store will be 136,000 sq. ft, and the Spokane store will be 135,000 sq. ft.

June 28, 2013

Fresh produce and packaged meats will be a feature at two new Target stores in California, the mass-merchandisder said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fresh produce and packaged meats will be a feature at two new Target stores in California, the mass-merchandisder said.

Target said it would open a 140,000-sq.-ft. store in Fresno and a 136,000-sq.-ft. store in Rocklin in March 2014.

"Target is thrilled to announce two new store locations in Fresno and Rocklin," Target SVP of stores for the western region Cary Strouse said. "These stores will provide guests with the one-stop shopping convenience they have come to expect from Target."

 

June 27, 2013

Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

The Associated Press reported that the Minneapolis-based mass merchandise chain would not replenish its inventory of Paula Deen-branded cookware in its stores or online once the merchandise sold out. Walmart has made a similar announcement.

June 24, 2013

Lindt USA announced a new collection of chocolate bars, sticks and boxes inspired by classic desserts and treats that are available now in Target stores nationwide.

STRATHAM, N.H. — Lindt USA announced today a new collection of chocolate bars, sticks and boxes inspired by classic desserts and treats that are available now in Target stores nationwide.

June 24, 2013

Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

June 24, 2013

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has appointed former PepsiCo executive Mary Dillon as CEO and a member of the board, effective July 1. Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his role at that time.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has appointed former PepsiCo executive Mary Dillon as CEO and a member of the board, effective July 1. Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his role at that time.

In February, Chuck Rubin stepped down as president, CEO and director to become CEO at Michaels Stores, a specialty retailer of arts and crafts.

June 21, 2013

A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

The survey, conducted by Leger Marking, found 22% of western Canadians don't have a kit at home, and 60% lack one in their car, while 58% of people without first aid kits think they have first aid essentials in various locations around the house.

June 20, 2013

A maker of bathing products for pets has expanded its line to Target stores around the country.

SAN DIEGO — A maker of bathing products for pets has expanded its line to Target stores around the country.

Organic Oscar said its line of pet shampoo had hit Target's shelves this month, marking its biggest expansion since the company's official launch in 2011. The company was founded in 2007. The shampoo, which is natural and biodegradable, is available for $9.99 per bottle.

June 19, 2013

Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

The mass merchandise retailer, which has lately made a major push into Canada with 48 stores around the country, said its pharmacists would be available to provide advice on allergies.

June 13, 2013

Target Corp. has increased quarterly payments to shareholders to 43 cents per share, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has increased quarterly payments to shareholders to 43 cents per share, the mass merchandise retailer said.

The Minneapolis-based chain said the quarterly dividend represented a 19.4% increase over its previous dividend of 36 cents per share. The dividend will be payable Sept. 10.

June 7, 2013

Target is offering new natural and organic food products as part of its Simply Balanced private label, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Target is offering new natural and organic food products as part of its Simply Balanced private label, according to published reports.

The Associated Press reported that the line would start with such products as drinks and snacks, and was an outgrowth of similar products sold under the Archer Farms label. 

June 7, 2013

American Licorice Co. announced that its Sour Punch Punchies candy will be available nationwide at all Target stores beginning in June.

LOS ANGELES — American Licorice Company announced today that its Sour Punch Punchies candy will be available nationwide at all Target stores beginning in June.

June 5, 2013

Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

June 3, 2013

Target has announced that it is expanding its Beauty Concierge program with approximately 200 stores implementing the program during 2013.

This is important as it reflects a larger trend that is taking place within mass-market beauty — retailers are becoming increasingly aggressive in elevating the beauty shopping experience at mass. With a melding of upscale décor, higher-end beauty brands, in-store services and innovative technology, they are working to become a beauty destination for savvy shoppers.

Target has announced that it is expanding its Beauty Concierge program with approximately 200 stores implementing the program during 2013.

May 31, 2013

Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in more than two dozen stores around the nation's capital at the end of next month.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in more than two dozen stores around the nation's capital at the end of next month.

Target said it would roll out the program at 27 stores in Washington, Baltimore and northern Virginia on June 28. Participating stores will be staffed with a beauty concierge, a specially trained staff member who will be available to answer customers' questions in-store and provide them with personalized, detailed and unbiased information about beauty and personal care products offered at Target.

May 30, 2013

Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its new all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.

DENVER — Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.

May 30, 2013

Mass market retailers increasingly are elevating their health and beauty departments to help shoppers look good and feel good — initiatives that are playing out in various forms at retail. To share with readers some of the most innovative efforts currently underway at mass, Drug Store News took a closer look at what's trending now in beauty.

Mass market retailers increasingly are elevating their health and beauty departments to help shoppers look good and feel good — initiatives that are playing out in various forms at retail. To share with readers some of the most innovative efforts currently underway at mass, Drug Store News took a closer look at what's trending now in beauty.