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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.

May 28, 2013

Target has announced that it has expanded its Beauty Concierge program to 41 Chicagoland stores and introduced the program to 96 existing stores in the Los Angeles and Orange County area.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced that it has expanded its Beauty Concierge program to 41 Chicagoland stores and introduced the program to 96 existing stores in the Los Angeles and Orange County area.

In addition, the program will launch in 27 stores in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Baltimore area and 36 stores in Minneapolis, with approximately 200 stores implementing the program in 2013.

May 22, 2013

Target will donate a quarter million dollars to disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma following a deadly tornado that killed at least two dozen people and left many more homeless.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target will donate a quarter million dollars to disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma following a deadly tornado that killed at least two dozen people and left many more homeless.

May 22, 2013

Colder weather and more conservative shoppers contributed to a drop in Target Corp.'s first quarter 2013 profits, but the company's underlying business remains healthy, executives said Wednesday morning in a conference call with investors.

MINNEAPOLIS — Colder weather and more conservative shoppers contributed to a drop in Target Corp.'s first-quarter 2013 profits, but the company's underlying business remains healthy, executives said Wednesday morning in a conference call with investors.

"While we are not satisfied with this quarter's performance, we remain highly confident in our strategy," president, chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said during the call.

May 21, 2013

Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

BOULDER, Colo. — Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

The Boulder, Colo.-based packaged-food maker said it would promote the products by offering discounts, which started Sunday and will run through June 15, allowing customers to purchase two frozen entree bowls for $7 and two frozen burritos for $4.

May 20, 2013

Target is hoping to tap Silicon Valley talent in developing its omnichannel business, the company said.

NEW YORK — Target is hoping to tap Silicon Valley talent in developing its omnichannel business, the company said.

The mass merchandise retailer announced the opening of a new office in San Francisco that will allow it to work with technology companies in the area to create new digital and mobile shopping programs.

May 16, 2013

Target has launched the fall 2013 collection of Sonia Kashuk beauty products at its stores, the mass merchandise chain said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has launched the fall 2013 collection of Sonia Kashuk beauty products at its stores, the mass merchandise chain said.


Pictured here: The Sonia Kashuk travel duffle bag.

May 13, 2013

Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

MINNEAPOLIS — Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

The mass merchandise retailer has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to introduce Justice League merchandise. Other characters in the comic franchise include Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash and Wonder Woman. The collection will appear at all Target stores on Sunday and will include products like melamine dinnerware, sand toys and beach towels. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 10, 2013

Target is beta testing a new app that allows users to save on items and share deals on Facebook.

NEW YORK — Target is beta testing a new app that allows users to save on items and share deals on Facebook.

A Bullseye View, Target's online magazine, announced the introduction of Cartwheel, where people can find offers on products by browsing the system or looking at friends' activites, and add up to 10 of their favorites to a list. Once a red check appears in the corner of the offer card, the item can be purchased, and customers can either print a special barcode from their desktop computers or use their mobile devices in-store to access it.

May 7, 2013

Target opened 22 of its stores in western Canada Tuesday and will open two more next Tuesday, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target is opening 22 of its stores in western Canada Tuesday and two more next Tuesday, the mass merchandise retailer said.

Target announced that it would soft open stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. Most of the stores will include pharmacies and in-store Starbucks. The chain plans to open 124 stores across Canada this year and opened 24 in Ontario in March.

May 7, 2013

Grand Central Terminal in New York played host to a life-sized "dollhouse" this week as Target showcased its new collection of products, including housewares, indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative items.

NEW YORK — Grand Central Terminal in New York played host to a life-sized "dollhouse" this week as Target showcased its new collection of products, including housewares, indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative items.

The dollhouse, used to promote the Threshold collection through Tuesday evening, includes seven rooms upstairs and downstairs furnished with the new products, though only the downstairs rooms are accessible. The display was featured in the century-old, iconic train station's Vanderbilt Hall.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

April 29, 2013

Target will feature electronics picked by the editors of Wired magazine, under a deal between the two.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target will feature electronics picked by the editors of Wired magazine, under a deal between the two announced Monday.

Target said the custom-curated assortment of products would include four products available for the first time at Target, including personal fitness, photography, digital music streaming and others.

April 25, 2013

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Thursday that first quarter sales rose 3.8% thanks to strong volume in pharmacy and continued sales and market share gains at the front end. The company also indicated that it remains on the acquisition track and is "carefully" watching as Target bolsters its presence in Canada.

April 24, 2013

Target will renovate libraries at more than two dozen schools in need across the country this year under a program that will also include book donations and technology upgrades, as well as the option to have a Target-supported food pantry built, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. will renovate libraries at more than two dozen schools in need across the country this year under a program that will also include book donations and technology upgrades, as well as the option to have a Target-supported food pantry built, the mass merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

April 24, 2013

Notice of nearby savings could bring smartphone owners into stores, according to a new survey.

WHITING, Ind. — Notice of nearby savings could bring smartphone owners into stores, according to a new survey.

CouponCabin released results of a survey Wednesday finding that 20% of smartphone owners have visited a store after receiving notification that specials, coupons or deals were available nearby. The online survey, conducted between Feb. 28 and March 4, polled 2,219 adults, including 1,096 smartphone owners.

April 23, 2013

RadioShack has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said.

FORT WORTH, Texas — RadioShack Corp. has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target Corp. amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said Tuesday.

RadioShack said it had stopped operating its Target Mobile centers before the end of last month. The company had operated mobile phone kiosks inside Target stores. The company posted first quarter 2013 quarter sales of $849 million and a loss of $43 million, compared with $913 million last year and a loss of $8 million.

April 22, 2013

More than half of allergy sufferers seek advice from pharmacists and doctors, a new survey by Target has found.

MINNEAPOLIS — More than half of allergy sufferers seek advice from pharmacists and doctors, a new survey by Target has found.

April 16, 2013

Target has lowered its earnings expectations for first quarter 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has lowered its earnings expectations for first quarter 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

The Minneapolis-based chain said it expected same-store sales growth in the quarter to be about flat over first quarter 2012 due to sales trends that have been weaker than expected, particularly in seasonal and weather-sensitive merchandise categories. As a result, earnings-per-share guidance is expected to be less than $1.10; the company's original guidance had stated earnings would be $1.10-$1.20 per share.

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

April 11, 2013

Adding to its current array of more than 100 different colors and styles, Goody has unveiled new technology and designer-inspired patterns, prints and hues for its Ouchless collection of hair accessories. 
 


ATLANTA — Adding to its current array of more than 100 different colors and styles, Goody has unveiled new technology and designer-inspired patterns, prints and hues for its Ouchless collection of hair accessories. 
  


April 10, 2013

A national campaign launched by heath and environmental groups is targeting 10 major retailers to encourage them to remove from their shelves products that contain potentially hazardous materials.

NEW YORK — A national campaign launched by heath and environmental groups is targeting 10 major retailers to encourage them to remove from their shelves products that contain potentially hazardous materials.

April 4, 2013

In an exclusive sit down with Adweek, Amy Spiridakis, director of marketing for Diet Pepsi, spoke about recent rebranding efforts from the beverage maker, a new limited-edition can design for Diet Pepsi and an exclusive partnership with Target coming up in May.

NEW YORK — In an exclusive sit down with Adweek, Amy Spiridakis, director of marketing for Diet Pepsi, spoke about recent rebranding efforts from the beverage maker, a new limited-edition can design for Diet Pepsi and an exclusive partnership with Target coming up in May.

March 29, 2013

Google has officially unveiled its testing program for Google Shopping Express, its new online delivery service in the San Francisco Bay area, signing up with retailers like Target, Walgreens and Raley's to allow customers to receive items directly from store shelves at their homes within a day.

The program has been widely described as an effort by Google to compete with e-commerce giant Amazon, but what sets Google Shopping Express apart is its sourcing partnership with brick-and-mortar retailers, particularly Target, which itself has made significant investments in omnichannel retail, most recently with its purchases of two online cooking-equipment retailers. As a whole slew of developments over the past couple of weeks has shown, omnichannel is becoming a key component of many retailers' business.

Google has officially unveiled its testing program for Google Shopping Express, its new online delivery service in the San Francisco Bay area, signing up with retailers like Target, Walgreens and Raley's to allow customers to receive items directly from store shelves at their homes within a day.

March 29, 2013

Walmart and Target are ramping up offerings of private-label products directed at multicultural and health-conscious consumers, according to a new study.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Walmart and Target are ramping up offerings of private-label products directed at multicultural and health-conscious consumers, according to a new study.

The findings were part of a study by market research firm Packaged Facts on mass merchandisers, "The Supercenter Grocery Shopper: U.S. Consumer Patterns at Walmart, Target, Meijer and Fred Meyer." The report noted that mass merchandisers in recent years have marketed private-label food and beverage products that rival those of national brands in price, value and quality.