All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Target’

Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration With Target Causes Black Friday-Style Chaos

Lilly Pulitzer’s collabortation with Target caused quite a stir on Sunday as the brands limited edition collection went up for sale at the chain retailer. Women, sometimes in lines running into parking lots, evoked memories of Black Friday hysteria as they battled for a cheaper piece of the usually expensive Lilly Pulitzer brand. Lilly Pulitzer is responsible for the shift …

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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been OK’ed, but awaits final approval from a federal district court. The settlement is large enough to offer up to $10,000 …

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Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology

Target has announced a corporate restructuring plan that will see it ax several thousand jobs – but the focus will be at the headquarters level and not at the company’s 1,800+ retail locations. In order to “fuel growth and drive profitability”, Target is looking to cut costs to the tune of $2 billion. “These savings will be realized through operations, …

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Target Takes a Swipe at Amazon, Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

Target saw record online sales during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, and it looks like that strong performance made the company think about how to increase its online presence even more. Dropping free shipping thresholds to $25, $10 below online retail king Amazon, is a pretty good start. Target has just cut its minimum order price to qualify for free shipping …

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Target Ticket, a Thing That Was Kind of Alive, Is Now Dead

Companies launch new products and shutter flailing products all the time, and it often goes unnoticed. You might not know anything about Target Ticket, and you might not care. But Target Tickets exists, at least for now. Target has just announced that the service will shut down on March 7, in order to let it “focus efforts on other entertainment …

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Cyber Monday 2014: Target Online Deals

Cyber Monday, the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, was a term coined in 2005, as a marketing ploy to encourage consumers to shop for their wares online. In 2013, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 20.6% over 2012, hitting a record $2.29 billion, with an average order of $128. Target’s Cyber Monday deals begin on Sunday, Nov. 30 at midnight, …

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Was Alex From Target A Marketing Ploy?

Alex from Target is the product of a social media experiment. At least that’s what a Los Angeles marketing firm is saying. Breakr CEO Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares claimed in a LinkedIn post that his company was behind the social media hype surrounding the handsome teenage Target employee known simply as “Alex from Target”. In the post dated Monday, November 3, …

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Data Breach At Home Depot: Where Is The Panic?

The shifting attitude of American shoppers with regard to data breaches is a little surprising. When Target announced back in December 2013 that hackers had made off with the card information of thousands of holiday shoppers, it was a situation that hit the retailer’s brand pretty hard. The announcement came ahead of Christmas, the most important time of the year …

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Same-Sex Marriage Finds Ally in Target Stores

Target Corp. has broken with its past allies and come out in support of same-sex marriage. The company joined other corporations like Starbucks and Apple in backing the issue. Specifically, Target filed an amicus brief in a pending court case in the Seventh Circuit. Target Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Jodee Kozlak, took to the company’s blog to explain …

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Target Politely Requests You Leave Your Guns at Home

Target would be ever so grateful if you left your firearms at home before shopping for home goods. “As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, …

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Hummus Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination

Food manufacturer Lansal has made the decision to voluntary recall over seven tons of hummus due to the fear of listeria contamination. The recall was announced on Thursday and directly impacts Target and Trader Joe’s stores. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products were removed from the stores as a …

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Nate Berkus Ties the Knot With Jeremiah Brent

Nake Berkus and boyfriend Jeremiah Brent said “I do” on Saturday at the New York Public Library–marking the first time that a same-sex couple has tied the knot at the famous landmark. The couple got engaged about a year ago while in Peru. 220 guests attended the affair including Berkus and Brent’s parents as well as many celebrities. Oprah Winfrey, …

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