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Target releases fresh merchandise in rapid-fire 2015 overhaul

Target is on a hot streak with the rapid release of renewed designer partnerships and fresh merchandise.

RadioShack aims to sell customer data, breach privacy policy

Cellphones, batteries and connecting cables aren't the only things up for grabs as RadioShack's going-out-of-business sale winds down. The company also has millions of customer names and emails at its disposable, and, with that information, a sizeable amount of potentially valuable consumer data. 

Toys R Us to devote store space to play

Toys R Us is planning on revamping its stores to include play areas for kids. The retailer is looking to boost foot traffic after years of losing market share to rivals and discount chains.

Target's 'Brick and Mobile' two-app strategy rooted in solving problems

Target is using mobile, not just as means to deliver discounts, but as a way to solve problems for its shoppers and create a more personalized experience that instills loyalty. 

PoSeidon malware dives deep into POS, Cisco warns

Cisco Systems is warning of a new breed of malware technology, nicknamed PoSeidon, that targets point-of-sale systems. This is bad news for retailers that are still reeling from the many data breaches of recent history, such as those that hit Target, Home Depot, Staples and Supervalu.

Nordstrom, Ikea among top retailers on social media

Social analytics provider Quintly recently released research on how 14 major retailers are using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get an idea of who's driving the most engagement and just what they're doing right.  

Target proposes $10 million settlement for 2013 data breach

Target Corp. has proposed a $10 million settlement of a class action lawsuit regarding the high-profile 2013 data breach that compromised the personal and credit card information of as many as 110 million people, according to court records.

Target may have considered Canadian exit much earlier than protection filing

Target was reported as planning its Canadian exit strategy last October, more than three months before it filed for court protection from creditors.

Aldi, Target expand grocery assortment

Aldi, the supermarket chain that's known for its discounted canned goods, is working on broadening its assortments. Now the grocery store offers meat, wine and beer, and in some locations it even offers organic vegetables and fruit. Similarly, big-box Target has been working to improve its grocery assortment as well.  

Walmart sees big increase in digital coupons

Walmart saw an 18.4 percent increase in digital coupon events on Walmart.com in 2014, according to data released last week by Marx, a Kantar Media solution. Walmart also enhanced its consumer promotion activity with a 15.7 percent increase in Free Standing Insert (FSI) promotion pages.