June 25, 2015

The woman who put the “T” in Tarjay is stepping down from her role as chief merchandising officer and adding some uncertainty about the retailer’s direction under the leadership of chairman and CEO Brian Cornell. 

June 15, 2015

Target’s annual meeting was pretty much a non-event on June 10, aside from the fact that a corporate structure in which Brian Cornell serves as both chairman and CEO doesn’t sit well with many shareholders. 

June 15, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell commented on the chain’s new partnership with CVS Health in a Q&A on Target’s blog, A Bullseye View. Here are some excerpts: 

March 3, 2015

Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell unveiled a wide-ranging growth strategy that combines familiar concepts with dozens of new initiatives related to merchandising, digital, expense control, process improvement and a major shift in corporate culture designed to drive growth for the next five years.

February 4, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell has made some bold moves since arriving at Target last fall, but the most significant revelations concerning long term prospects will come in early March when the company hosts its first investor conference of the Cornell era. 

January 20, 2015

Top executives from Target, Walgreens and Cabela’s have joined the already robust Board of Directors at the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

January 15, 2015

Talk about ripping off the Band-Aid. Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell moved swiftly and decisively in deciding to exit Canada, however his actions aren’t without precedent.

January 15, 2015

Just six months after being named chairman and CEO of Target, Brian Cornell is pulling the plug on the retailer’s 133 unit Canadian operation and will incur a $5.4 billion pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter to do so.

December 22, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience. 

December 16, 2014

Welcome to the fourth quarter edition of Target Supplier News, your source for fresh perspective and unique insights on the strategies and priorities of this major trading partner.

December 16, 2014

In the third quarter 2014 edition of Target Supplier News, check out what’s on the mind of new Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell as the retailer heads into the holidays and beyond.

December 15, 2014

In the third quarter 2014 edition of Target Supplier News, check out what’s on the mind of new Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell as the retailer heads into the holidays and beyond.

November 19, 2014

It took a heightened level of promotional activity to drive marginally better than expected third quarter same store sales growth at Target’s U.S. stores while losses in Canada were less severe than the prior year.

August 20, 2014

Target’s U.S. sales held up reasonably well in the second quarter, but weak results in Canada and expense pressures prompted the company to reduce its full year profit expectations a week after Brian Cornell became chairman and CEO.

August 1, 2014

Target’s expansion of its troubled Canadian division remains on track as new chairman and CEO Brian Cornell prepares to assume leadership of the company in August.

July 31, 2014

Retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell was named chairman and CEO at Target to fill two of the three roles previously held by the company’s former top executive Gregg Steinhafel.

July 31, 2014

Brian Cornell’s tenure as Target’s chairman and CEO begins on August 12. Don’t expect it to last long if his track record at other recent employers is any indication.

June 11, 2014

In the third quarter 2014 edition of Target Supplier News, check out what’s on the mind of new Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell as the retailer heads into the holidays and beyond.

March 12, 2012

Less than two months after resigning as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, Brian Cornell has landed at Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo where he will serve as CEO of the company’s North American food division reporting to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

February 10, 2012

Recently departed Sam’s Club president and CEO Brian Cornell is a little like legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown in that both walked away from their professions at the height of their careers. However, unlike Brown who gave up football for good after his best season ever, no one is expecting Cornell to stay retired.

January 20, 2012

In an unexpected turn of events, Brian Cornell is stepping down as Sam’s Club president and CEO and will be replaced by Rosalind Brewer who currently serves as president of the Walmart U.S. East business unit.

November 18, 2011

Sam’s Club president and CEO Brian Cornell may have been the last of Walmart’s three divisional presidents to speak on the company’s conference call, but he had the best news to share.

March 10, 2011

Have you noticed lately how discussions of the Sam’s Club business include references to Sam’s international presence? First it was Sam’s president and CEO Brian Cornell during the fourth-quarter conference call when he said, “We continue to see growth in the Sam’s Club brand in our international markets as Doug (international division president and CEO Doug McMillon) and his team opened 14 new Sam’s Clubs this fiscal year. We continue to work with the international team to share best practices across the organization to ensure we’re meeting our members’ need both in the United States and around the world.”

Then, earlier this week at an investor conference in Orlando, Cornell was talking about Sam’s international presence again.

March 10, 2011

Speaking at the Raymond James and Associates investor conference earlier this week in Orlando, Sam’s Club president and CEO Brian Cornell reaffirmed that Sam’s would achieve its first-quarter sales plan that calls for comp growth in the range of 1% to 3%.