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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.