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Target’s Merchandising Exec Stepping Down From Post

Target says that its chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathryn Tesija, is exiting her post. The retailer said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Tesija, who also serves as executive vice president, will move temporarily to a strategic adviser role on July 6. The company She plans to leave the company in April 2016.

06/25/2015

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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.

06/23/2015

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Target Cuts 140 Corporate Jobs, Closes 50 Open Positions

Target Corp. officials said Wednesday that the Minneapolis-based retailer has eliminated about 140 jobs from its downtown headquarters.

06/17/2015

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Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses To CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.

06/15/2015

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Target Doubles Share Buyback To $10B; Dividend Up 7.7 Pct.

Target is doubling its share buyback program to $10 billion and boosting its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent. The announcement comes after the company inadvertently said on its website Tuesday that it was taking those actions, but that was before the decisions had been affirmed by the board.

06/10/2015

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Ohio Mom Calls Target Out Over ‘Girls’ Building Sets’

An Ohio mother is ‘calling out’ Target on Twitter because of what she saw in the toy section of her local store.

06/09/2015

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Albertville Woman Discovers Black Widow Spider In Grapes Bought At Target

An Albertville woman says she found a juvenile black widow spider in a bag of grapes she bought from a Twin Cities Target store. Kelly Steinke told the North Wright County Today earlier this week she posted a picture of the spider to an online identification site and was told it was a juvenile Western Black Widow.

06/04/2015

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Target To Collaborate With Designer Adam Lippes

Target is hoping to score again with another designer collaboration. In April, they caused a shopping frenzy at its stores across the nation when it released a limited edition line by designer Lilly Pulitzer. It even caused Target’s website to crash.

06/04/2015

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Target Settlement With MasterCard Fails To Get Bank Support

A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer’s pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it didn’t get enough support from banks and credit unions.

05/22/2015

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Serious Illnesses, Target Layoff Challenge Hugo Family

A Hugo mother is in a situation you almost have to hear to believe. She and her husband are both fighting illnesses. And she is one of the 2,000 Target corporate employees who lost their jobs earlier this year. This is the first week she won’t receive a paycheck.

05/20/2015

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Target Beating Wal-Mart In Race For Turnaround

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. The retailer, based in Minneapolis, also boosted the top end of its annual profit outlook.

05/20/2015

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Report: Target To Focus On Healthier Food Options

Target is making a major shift. It’s looking to get away from packaged products and focus more on healthier grocery options, according to the Wall Street Journal.

05/19/2015

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9 Indicted In Cellphone Trafficking Scheme

Nine Twin Cities area people have been indicted in a multimillion dollar cellphone trafficking scheme. The indictments made public Thursday say homeless people were recruited to buy the cellphones using stolen identities and then sign up for a service plan that gave them the phone at a reduced cost. Authorities say the phones were shipped to Hong Kong and sold on the street for as much as $2,000.

05/15/2015

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Target Corp. Cuts 140 More Jobs

Another 100 people lost their jobs at Target Corporate offices on Thursday, as a continuation of its corporate structuring. The jobs eliminated were administrative assistant positions.

04/30/2015

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Lilly Pulitzer’s Family Couldn’t Beat The Rush At Target

Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target.

04/21/2015

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A Minn. Toddler’s Story Is Changing The Advertising Industry

A Stillwater toddler with Down syndrome made quite an impression when she appeared in a Target ad last December. Izzy Bradley was chosen after the retailer put out a call for children with disabilities to take part in a photo shoot. The ad and the news coverage about Izzy went viral, and now many more retailers are looking for kids like her.

04/20/2015

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Running Out Of Time: Limited-Time Deals Can Be Limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

04/20/2015

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Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch

Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.

04/19/2015

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Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard For $19M

Target and MasterCard say they’ve agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter’s pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Target said late Wednesday it has set aside up to $19 million pretax for MasterCard issuers who were caught in the data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

04/15/2015

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Target Names New Head Of Food Business

Target Corp. has named a 20-year grocery and consumer product industry veteran to help revamp the retail chain’s food business. The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it has hired Anne Dament to the role of senior vice president, merchandising.

04/13/2015

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Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An Hour

Every Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.

04/08/2015

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Report: Target Among Top Companies With CPSC-Flagged Products

Target is one of the top offenders when it comes to selling dangerous products, according to a recent report obtained by Bloomberg. The report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found Dollar Tree to have the most violations.

04/08/2015

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Target To Shutter Last Of Canadian Stores By April 12

Target will close the last of its 133 Canadian stores by April 12, a little more than two years after the U.S. retailer crossed the border on its first international expansion.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: GermanWings Crash Update, The Frozen Four & More

These are the four things you need to know about for Friday, March 27, including a case-breaking update in the French Alps plane crash, and the Gophers’ appearance in the “Frozen Four” NCAA Hockey Tournament.

03/27/2015

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Judge OKs $10 Million Settlement In Target Data Breach

Minneapolis-based Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit after the massive 2013 data breach. While Target has agreed to pay, it still needs to be approved by a federal judge. This could happen later Thursday morning.

03/19/2015

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