Target plans to deliver the "wow" this holiday season, according to CEO Brian Cornell. In an interview on the company's blog, A Bullseye View, Cornell discussed the brand's free shipping, first pop-up shop, and added data security.
Target announced the official opening of three Canadian stores today, the last ones scheduled to open in 2014. The new stores, two located in Ottawa and Mississauga, Ontario, and one located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, bring the total number of Target stores in Canada to 133.
Target's Halloween promotion pairs social media with smartphones and gamification to get shoppers involved in DIY holiday projects. The retailer has created a haunted neighborhood dubbed Halloween Hills on Instagram.
They may not be begging for your attention anymore, but QR codes are still around, and some retailers are finding new ways to take advantage of them. The once ubiquitous barcodes are no longer being used just to direct consumers to purchase pages and websites.
Target is readying to launch a series of new mobile features and apps including updates to Cartwheel, a new pharmacy app and a new partnership to test curbside pickup via a third party mobile app.
Target has signed on as one of the first retailers to use Curbside's new mobile app. The "get it now" commerce app will allow shoppers to purchase items via mobile and have them delivered directly to their cars.
Executives from companies such as Target and eBay were quick to say that the brick-and-mortar was anything but dead to the room full of digital retailers at yesterday morning's Shop.org Summit.
After the massive data breaches that have plagued retailers from Target to Home Depot in recent years, a new study shows that retail is the most compromised industry in terms of data security.
In another positive sign for the 2014 holiday season, Macy's (NYSE: M) said it plans to hire around 86,000 seasonal positions, an increase of 3.6 percent from the number of employees it hired in 2013.
Target is giving a sneak peak of upcoming holiday partnerships, unveiling an exclusive collection of wool textiles from Faribault Woolen Mills.