Retail Roundup—Target bids on Toys R Us; Fresh Thyme delivers in Midwest

Target store
Target is one of many retailers prepared to bid on Toys R Us. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

Target, among others, bid on Toys R Us

Target, Aldi, Big Lots and some real estate investment trusts are among those set to bid on Toys R Us stores later this week. There are 58 qualified bids in total on stores closing in all parts of the country as the bankrupt retailer continues to liquidate. (CNBC)

Amazon's private label to expand into pets, diapers, garden and OTC

One Click Retail reveals that pet accessories, home and garden supplies, diapers and over-the-counter drugs will be a strong focus for Amazon's private label strategy in 2018. In pet carriers alone, Amazon produced the top-four selling products in this category in 2017. (PR Newswire)

Finish Line's comp sales down 4%

It was a hard quarter for footwear and athletic wear, as Finish Line reported a 1.9% decrease in overall sales and a decline of 3.9% in comparable sales. However, Finish Line stores located within Macy's had a good quarter, with sales rising 7.5%. (Businesswire)

Fresh Thyme begins Midwest delivery

Fresh Thyme has partnered with Instacart to offer grocery delivery in most of its Midwest markets. Of its 70 total locations, 55 Fresh Thymes will now offer delivery service. (Journal Sentinel)