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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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the compromise of 40 million credit and debit cards, and the theft of information from a reported 70 million people. Stenhafel …

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Michaels Security Breach Affected Three Million Cards

Michaels, North America’s largest specialty arts & crafts store, has confirmed that a security breach exposed data from millions of transactions from May 8th, 2013, to January 27th, 2014. “Our customers are always our number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused. We are committed to assisting affected customers by providing …

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Blue Jeans And Skin Spikes: Bad Ads’ Photoshop Fails

A facepalm worthy Photoshop job is one thing. But when a recent Target ad ruffled feathers with a half-assed editing job on model’s bikini clad body (no – literally – half of her undercarriage is missing), it was cause for questions, like: “Why’d they cut off her lady parts?” and “Will this mid-kini give me some sweet underarm and hip …

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Old Navy Photoshops “Thigh Gap” But Has Explanation

Target has been under constant scrutiny since the major credit card breach that happened around Thanksgiving last year. On December 19th, the store announced that the criminals behind the credit card breach gained access to customer information the day before Thanksgiving on Black Friday and maintained it until December 15. It seems the store just can’t get a break with …

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Bathing Suit Picture Removed From Target’s Website

Target has managed to start a debate over body image after a botched Photoshopped image was uploaded to their site. The image is of two different teenage girls wearing this year’s newest swimsuit designs. However, whoever edited the photos did an awful job, and left noticeable eraser marks on the girl’s thighs, arms, and pelvis (trying to create a thigh …

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Target Apologizes for Thigh Gap Photoshop Error

In the last several months, things have not fared well for Target. In December a huge security breach made many question the company’s competency. Now customers are outraged by a new scandal; once again the Target Corporation must apologize to the public. On Monday night, several bloggers noticed an error with some of the pictures on Target’s website. These photos …

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Target Horribly Photoshops Bikini Ad

Photoshopping has become less of a secret and more of an expected visual aid. These days, people are fighting back against the sometimes (especially in this case) unnatural and almost unobtainable final results of the photo-aiding program. Recently, Target has been under fire after summer bikini ads were released looking obviously and painfully photo-edited. The editing took place around the …

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Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

The chief information officer (CIO) of Target Corporation has turned in her resignation following months of a devastating data breach. Since 2008, Beth Jacob served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer of the retail company. She first started out as an assistant buyer at a store division in 1984. Then, in 2002 she became the director of …

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Antivirus Software: No Match For Potential Cybercrime

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her assessment may not be far off, either. Identity theft against Target and Neiman Marcus during the holidays last year ended …

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Sam’s Club Will Lay Off 2% Of Its Workers

In its largest wave of job cuts in four years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc announced Friday that it would be cutting 2 percent (2,300 jobs) of its workforce at its Sam’s Club retail warehouse chain; Sam’s Club has an estimated 116,000 U.S. employees with 600 locations nationwide. The layoffs are a reaction to compete with big name rivals like members-only warehouse …

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Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards

Earlier this month, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed that they had been the target of a widespread data breach that saw hackers gain access to customer credit cards via a sophisticated malware attack. At that time, the company launched an investigation into the breach. Now, Neiman Marcus is sharing some of the preliminary findings and have admitted that the breach …

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Target Fraud Arrests: Two Suspects Caught At Texas Border

This new year of 2014 has not been a great year for the retail store Target. First, the stolen information incident that occurred at the end of last year was a disaster, as well as the phishing scams that happened not long afterwards. Now, with these incidents just starting to be placed in the company’s history, another incident has surfaced …

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Kellen Winslow Arrested After Having Solo Sex

New details have developed in regards to former New York Jet’s football athlete, Kellen Winslow, who was arrested on November 19 for smoking synthetic marijuana outside of a New Jersey Target parking lot. It appears that the 30-year-old was doing more than just getting high. According to a female witness who was parked next to Winslow’s vehicle, she reported to …

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Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing Scams

Target announced in mid-December that millions of customers were affected by a data breach. Hackers were able to obtain credit and debit card information, as well as names, addresses and phone numbers for some customers. Since the breach was announced, Target is working to make their system more secure and has also offered one year of a free credit report …

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Free Credit Report Offered To Target Customers

After the breach of Target’s security system, that left many of their customers who used debit and credit cards vulnerable to hackers, Target has decided to offer a free credit report and credit monitoring service to those who were affected. Approximately 70 million customers, who made credit and debit card purchases in their U.S. Target stores between November 27 and …

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Target To Testify Before Congress Over Colossal Data Breach

The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back in December the retail giant announced a massive data breach, claiming that criminals had gained access to customer information around …

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Never Use Your Debit Card During Security Breach

In light of the recent security breach at Target and now Neiman Marcus (NM) the topic has been on a lot of people’s minds. Which card is better, debit or credit, when looking at extra protection needed during this crisis? An investigation by F.B.I., The Secret Service, the Justice Department and numerous others found that hackers stole the personal information …

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Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest chain to announce a data breach that may put its customers at risk for credit card fraud. According to Krebs on Security – the same site that broke news of the Target data breach back in December – Neiman Marcus confirmed that it is working with the US Secret Service to investigate a …

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