Retail Roundup—Target's 12 new brands; Home Depot's sales hit all-time high

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Home Depot's sales reached an all-time high last quarter.

Walgreens launches center for health research

Walgreens announced the launch of its Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website that features more than 50 Walgreens studies completed over the past six years. Consumers can read up on areas of research that include access to care and patient experience, adherence and clinical outcomes, digital health and member engagement, healthcare costs, HIV and specialty pharmacy, vaccinations and more. (Business Wire)

Target to launch 12 new lines

Target announced it will launch 12 new private-label apparel brands as it tries to revive its image and compete against Macy's and Amazon, the biggest apparel sellers in the U.S. As it changes its lineup of goods, Target will also be phasing out older brands such as Merona and Mossimo. (Star Tribune)

Aldi enters grocery delivery

Aldi plans to begin delivering groceries in partnership with Instacart. This is the German retailer's first test of online ordering. Delivery will begin later this month in three U.S. cities, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas, and will eventually expand to other cities if the test is successful. (Reuters)

Home Depot sales hit all-time high

Home Depot has announced record sales for the latest quarter, up 6.2% to hit $28.1 billion. This is the highest quarterly profit that the company has ever reported. Comparable sales were also up 6.3% as the retailer adds 80,000 temporary jobs to gear up for the holiday. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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