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Sears Canada picks up two former Target brands

Sears Canada announced that it has picked up two fashion lines that Target in Canada previously had exclusive rights to carry. Both brands, Cherokee apparel and shoes and Liz Lange maternity clothing, are still stocked in Target's U.S. locations and will be run in Sears Canada now that Target is closing. Sears Canada is aiming to benefit from Target's exodus from Canada, reported the  Globe and Mail. On Jan. 15, Target announced plans to shutter all 133 Canadian stores. The retail chain never recovered from the initial blunders of its Canadian expansion.

Canadian grocer Metro interested in buying Target stores

Canadian grocer Metro has shown interest in some stores being sold by Target in Canada.

Ticking off 'guests' is a good thing for Target

There are a lot of Target customers, AKA guests, who are unhappy with the chain this week, and the company's management couldn't be happier. That's because unhappy customers mean the chain has gotten some of its "TarJay" magic back after quickly selling out of items from its new limited-edition line from Lilly Pulitzer.  

Target's Lilly fail shows flaws in digital strategy

It's only been a few days, but the frenzy surrounding Target's Lilly Pulitzer limited collection hasn't abated. The designer's discounted Lilly for Target line launched in collaboration with Target hit stores on Sunday morning, April 19, and sold out in minutes. It bogged down the website and flew off shelves, and it wasn't long before merchandise began turning up on eBay, even as disappointed shoppers turned to social media to voice their displeasure.

Target addresses Lilly Pulitzer frenzy, website crash

The recent launch of Target's limited edition collection in collaboration with designer Lilly Pulitzer caused a frenzy that left many shoppers disappointed and angry after the collection quickly sold out in the mist of website outages and online purchasing problems.   

Target partners with Life Time Fitness for activewear line

Target has teamed up with fitness center chain Life Time Fitness to launch a new program known as the C9 Challenge, which will feature an exclusive activewear line. The C9 Champion collection will offer exclusive men's, women's and children's workout clothing in conjunction with the fitness class.

Target's Lilly Pulitzer collection sells out, crashes website

Lilly Pulitzer's exclusive spring collection, which went on sale at Target first thing on Sunday morning, sold out online and in stores within hours.

Chutes & Ladders: EBay beefs up executive team, Target names new SVP to lead food

EBay expands its executive team by three ahead of PayPal split, while Target names Anne Dament to lead the reinvention of its food business. Catch up on all the other comings and goings in the retail industry in this week's Chutes & Ladders.

Target opens Lilly Pulitzer pop-up in Bryant Park

Target recently opened a pop-up for its Lilly Pulitzer collection in Bryant Park. The park was covered with pink beach umbrellas, beach chairs and Lilly Pulitzer patterns to mark the occasion.  

Target nears settlement with MasterCard over data breach

Target is close to reaching a settlement with MasterCard over reimbursing financial institutions for the costs incurred by the retailer's data breach in 2013.