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MarketWatch  Apr 17  Comment 
Target Corp. said Tuesday that it will add eight cosmetic brands to its online selection that cater to darker skin tones starting April 18. The brands will be in select stores starting May 20. The brands, which include Coloured Raine, Everyhue...
Clusterstock  Apr 9  Comment 
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are no longer requiring customers to sign their receipts when checking out. While companies can continue to require customers' signatures, retail giants like Walmart and Target are also stopping...
Motley Fool  Apr 6  Comment 
The retailer competes against Amazon and Wal-Mart, and that's not an easy proposition.
MarketWatch  Apr 6  Comment 
Target Corp. has agreed to pay more than $3.7 million and overhaul job-screening guidelines for hourly workers to resolve a civil-rights class-action complaint that alleged the company’s policies regarding criminal-background checks were too...
Motley Fool  Apr 5  Comment 
They would be stronger together than apart.
Channel News Asia  Apr 5  Comment 
Target Corp has agreed to pay US$3.74 million and upgrade its hiring process to settle a lawsuit claiming its use of criminal background checks kept thousands of black and Hispanic job applicants from getting employment.
MarketWatch  Apr 3  Comment 
Target Corp. said Tuesday that it will add three small-format stores in New York City. The stores will each be in a different borough: on the Upper East Side of Manhattan; Astoria, Queens; and Staten Island. Each of the stores will have between...
Clusterstock  Mar 21  Comment 
Target is favored to take the largest amount of Toys R Us assets. Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy just last week.  There may be notable competition to Target in the retail space for those assets.  Follow Target shares in real...
Motley Fool  Mar 12  Comment 
Find out why the retailer was happy to trade lower profitability for accelerated sales growth over the holiday season.
Motley Fool  Mar 11  Comment 
Wall Street has an eagle eye on margins and is harshly punishing any retailer that reports higher expenses.




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Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is one of the top ten largest retailers in the U.S. by sales. Target generated revenue through sales of apparel, electronics, housewares and other product categories through both online operations and the Target stores in the U.S.[1] Target has carved out a niche for itself as a "cheap chic" retailer.

In January 2011, Target took its first step in expanding outside of the US with the purchase of 220 Zellers stores in Canada. Target plans to convert 100 to 150 of these stores by 2013 or 2014, with revenues similar to those of its US counterparts.[2] Target also started REDcard promotions with its credit card program, which could increase its revenues. However, rising commodity prices may offset these gains.

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  • Target is planning to expand operations into Canada by 2013. Target has acquired the rights to 220 Zellers store Leases from the Hudson's Bay Co. and has already announced plans for 105 of these leases. [3]

References

  1. Target Q4 and 2009 Earnings Data
  2. http://seekingalpha.com/article/246791-target-s-expansion-into-canada-is-on-solid-ground
  3. http://news.morningstar.com/all/ViewNews.aspx?article=/DJ/201107111404DOWJONESDJONLINE000267_univ.xml

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