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September 3, 2013

Duane Reade in late August surpassed 1 million Twitter followers, and will be celebrating the accomplishment at its 40 Wall St. location on Tuesday during an invitation-only event.

NEW YORK — Duane Reade in late August surpassed 1 million Twitter followers, and will be celebrating the accomplishment at its 40 Wall St. location on Tuesday during an invitation-only event.  

That makes Duane Reade by far the most-followed retailer on Twitter in the food, drug and mass arena. Duane Reade has garnered five times more Twitter followers than its parent company Walgreens (180,390 followers), the second-most followed drug store retailer. CVS/pharmacy, No. 3, is followed by 117,931 Twitterers. 

August 29, 2013

Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has expanded its retail distribution through a partnership with Target.

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has expanded its retail distribution through a partnership with Target.

After positive reaction to its entry in Target's Canadian market, as well as a successful test launch domestically, NYX is now available in more than 1,000 Target stores across North America.

August 27, 2013

Are big-box stores and shopping malls in the suburbs giving way to walkable retail? According to a couple of recent magazine articles, that appears to be the trend.

NEW YORK — Are big-box stores and shopping malls in the suburbs giving way to walkable retail? According to a couple of recent magazine articles, that appears to be the trend.

August 21, 2013

Target continued to build its omnichannel business in second quarter 2013 as the company recorded profit and sales growth, partially offset by expenses related to the expansion of its Canadian business.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target continued to build its omnichannel business in second quarter 2013 as the company recorded profit and sales growth, partially offset by expenses related to the expansion of its Canadian business.

August 19, 2013

Target is opening a new store in King of Prussia, Pa., the mass-merchandise chain said Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is opening a new store in King of Prussia, Pa., the mass-merchandise chain said Monday.

The 165,000-sq. ft. store will include fresh produce, fresh meat and packaged backed goods, as well as a pharmacy, optical center and in-store Starbucks, employing 200 to 250 people. The store will donate to local chapters of the United Way, Feeding America and grant programs.

August 19, 2013

The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week.

IRVINE, Calif. — The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week. The publication released the results of its 2013 evaluation of the nation's top veteran-friendly companies, which also included 3M, the Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Co., Novartis, Sears Holdings and Target, following a poll of Fortune 1000 companies.  

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 26, 2013

Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

BOSTON — Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

July 25, 2013

Lifestyle brand RuMe announced today select customizable iPhone and iPad cases and organizational accessories will be sold in Target locations nationwide as part of a back-to-school campaign beginning on July 28.

DENVER — Lifestyle brand RuMe announced today select customizable iPhone and iPad cases and organizational accessories will be sold in Target locations nationwide as part of a back-to-school campaign beginning on July 28. Target will feature RuMe's cCase (for iPhone 4/4s & 5), cCover (for iPad & iPad mini), Baggie ALL, and cClean on endcaps in the electronics department.

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 17, 2013

Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

MINNEAPOLIS — Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

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 26, 2013

Drug supply company ScripsAmerica has entered a marketing and distribution deal for a line of OTC pain relievers and fever reducers.

LANGHORNE, Pa. — Drug supply company ScripsAmerica has entered a marketing and distribution deal for a line of OTC pain relievers and fever reducers.

ScripsAmerica said Wednesday that it had made an agreement with DPG Distribution, which provides global sales, marketing and distribution for high-end retail consumer products, for the RapiMed line. DPG's clients include Walgreens, Target, ShopRite, Walmart and Costco. ScripsAmerica plans to launch RapiMed in September. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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.