Target News Now

03/21/2011 - 17:50

Target's deal with Lady Gaga may have fallen through, but that doesn't mean the retailer has lost its ability to court the music industry. Case in point, the company announced yesterday that it is partnering with GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson for the exclusive, deluxe edition of her second studio album, "I Remember Me."

03/21/2011 - 15:46

Walmart's efforts to open in New York City were helped last week when a new poll, released Friday, found that New Yorkers would shop at Walmart if one opened in the city. No kidding?

03/21/2011 - 15:41

Japan may be a wealthy country, but as the death toll there continues to rise, major U.S. corporations are stepping up with significant donations and Target is among them. The company last week announced it would contribute $500,000 to Save the Children, an organization that is aiding with Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

03/21/2011 - 15:21

Retail is a hard enough business without muddying the waters with all sorts of activities that have nothing to do with selling stuff shoppers want and need. To recap, Target gave some money to a homophobic politician who a lot of people thought was a jerk, which created an uprising in the gay and lesbian community and resulted in the company adopting a new policy to govern the political contribution process. That wasn’t good enough for Lady Gaga who backed out of an exclusive arrangement with Target and in the process will probably sell even more albums by endearing herself further to her most loyal fans. Then this past week comes news that Target was recognized by an organization called the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

03/21/2011 - 12:56

Target has enlisted the services of Microsoft to help run business-critical workloads for all its retail stores on 15,000 virtual machines using Microsoft virtualization and management technologies, giving its IT department greater agility and economies of scale, Microsoft announced.

03/14/2011 - 16:52

It promises to be a fashion forward spring at Target as this week began a first-of-its-kind designer event online and in stores.

03/14/2011 - 16:41

Target recently filed its annual report on form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Here’s a look at some interesting facts and figures contained in the document:

03/14/2011 - 16:26

From win-win to lose-lose. Do enough deals with different celebrities and sooner or later one of them is bound to blow up. That’s what happened to Target last week when entertainer/singer/gay rights advocate Lady Gaga had a change of heart regarding a prior commitment with Target.

03/14/2011 - 15:53

Considering how the addition of food at Target and the company’s PFresh remodeling initiative has dominated headlines for the past year, it is somewhat of an eye opener to see the company is really just beginning to scratch the surface in food.

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