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Target is adjusting its holiday plans this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including starting its promotions earlier, closing on Thanksgiving Day and expanding its digital offer.

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Target is adding 750 grocery items to its store pickup services, Drive Up and Order Pickup. Available in 1,500 stores by the holiday season Target had initially announced plans to add grocery items to these services earlier this year. However, this programme was paused as the retailer responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented demand for its online services. Under this new pro...
Target is providing consumers with additional opportunities to purchase its products through a new initiative in partnership with Instagram. Instagram Checkout Instagram Checkout was launched last year, enabling users to buy products without leaving the Instagram app. Through this initiative, customers can directly purchase products featured in posts @Target and @TargetStyle accounts. Shopp...
We review Target’s first quarter performance, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Target’s key numbers Target’s total revenue in Q1 increased by 11.3% to $19.6bn. Comparable sales increased 10.8%. Comparable digital sales were up 141%. Operating income was down 58.7% to $468m. Source: Target 1. Shopper needs changed throughout the quarter ...

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03/08/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Target.
03/08/2020
Seattle-based start-up Shelf Engine has developed an AI technology that aims to optimise the process of stocking store shelves for supermarkets by getting the right amount of product on the shelf at the right time. Shelf Engine is already working with retailers such as Whole Foods, Target and Kroger.
30/07/2020
We look at how Target's decision to position its stores as distribution hubs three years ago has been vindicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for its future, including further digital developments.
01/05/2020
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at the role of exclusive brands.
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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. 

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

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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