Retail Roundup—Target adds delivery in 5 cities; Kroger commits to employee education

Kroger (Mike Kalasnik / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Kroger is using funds from tax reform to improve employee education. (Mike Kalasnik/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Target delivery hits 5 metro cities

Target will soon offer delivery in 60 locations throughout Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The service is currently available in four New York stores and most deliveries cost $7. (USA Today)

Kroger introduces employee education commitment

Kroger announced new, long-term associate associate benefits, which include an education assistance program called Feed Your Future. Other investments, due to tax cuts, include store associate wages, a more generous 401(k) program and enriched associate discount programs. (PR Newswire)

Toys R Us liquidation reaches $500M

Toys R Us liquidation sales are generating more money than expected, and the company has received multiple bids over $1 billion for its Asian business. The sales are currently just under $500 million, higher than the $348 million forecast, and the company is in serious talks about selling its Central European business. (

CVS appoints president of pharmacy

CVS Health announced the appointment of Kevin Hourican as the president of CVS Pharmacy. Hourican has 20 years of retail experience, most recently as executive VP of CVS's retail division. (PR Newswire)