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Target’s holiday sales came in below expectations, with the company citing weaknesses in key non-food categories.

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We look at the first sales forecasts coming in for the Black Friday shopping event in the US. Ecommerce sales hit $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day Data from Adobe Analytics revealed that ecommerce sales increased 14.5% to $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day. This is the first time that sales through the channel have exceeded $4.0bn on this day. Large retailers, those with sales in excess of $1bn, saw the ...
We look at Target’s strong third quarter performance and how it plans to win this holiday season. Top-line results Target’s third quarter revenue increased by 4.7% to $18.7bn, with comparable store sales up 4.5%. Comparable digital sales increased 31%. Operating income increased 22.3% to $1.0bn, with the stronger than expected increase in profitability driven by an improved gross margin. Th...
With many retailers starting their Black Friday promotions and deals early, we look at how this key shopping event is evolving in the US. Fewer shopping days Black Friday shopping traditionally takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. This year, the key shopping event is scheduled for November 29. However, many retailers are already running their Black Friday promotions, a signal o...

Presentations

23/01/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Target.
17/12/2019
This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
11/11/2019
We look at the scale and scope of the US online channel, key trends shaping its development, retailer strategies and the growth opportunity over the next five years.
05/09/2019
Target is launching Good & Gather a new private label range, on 15 September 2019. The range has been developed around health, wellness and transparency trends.
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Having launched a turnaround plan in 2017, centred on its stores, supply chain and private label capabilities, we look at how Target is successfully navigating its transformation and the outlook to 2023. 

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Target.

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