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Target is in the midst of a grocery revamp, as an attempt to make the department a destination for its shoppers. The grocery overhaul, one of the priorities set by CEO Brian Cornell, is taking longer than originally anticipated.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) appointed Jason Ausili as director of pharmacy affairs. Ausili joins the association from Target, where he spent more than 10 years in pharmacy management and health care leadership roles.
In an effort to help keep its staff healthy, Target is handing out Fitbit activity trackers to more than 300,000 employees. The big-box retailer also still gives workers extra discounts on fruits and vegetables.
Target CEO Brian Cornell was appointed to the board of directors for Yum Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants. Cornell has more than 30 years of experience in retail and global consumer product companies.
Target launched a new innovation initiative dubbed LA25 in 25 Los Angeles-area locations. The stores will test roughly 50 of the retailer's newest programs, some seen in other stores and some entirely new to the market.
Target has teamed up with Techstars to launch a retail accelerator program focused on inviting innovative entrepreneurs to its Minneapolis headquarters. The program hopes to generate new technologies in the retail industry intended to improve the shopping experience.