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We continue to make really steady progress on food and beverage.feedback
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Oct 19 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Brian Cornell is associated, including December and Christmas. Most recently, Brian Cornell has been quoted saying: “Easily, sales per square foot [of small format stores], are two-plus-times that of a regular store.” in the article A look inside Target's Herald Square store shows why the retailer is thinking small.
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Aug 16 2017

We saw a meaningful increase in the percent of our business done at regular price and a meaningful decline in the percent on promotion. This demonstrates the progress we've already made and gives us confidence we're on the right track.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Following better-than-expected results in the first quarter, we've seen additional, broad-based improvement in traffic and category sales trends in the second quarter, despite continued challenges in the competitive environment.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Walmart

Many of our competitors are aggressively rationalizing their assets. They're cutting costs just to keep their heads above water. This contraction will create opportunities for Target to pick up market share over the long term.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Walmart

[W]e feel very good about our small-format strategy. As we move into new neighborhoods, we're getting better and better at curating and localizing assortments, understanding how to operate in various markets.feedback

Jun 18 2017

How the two experiences connect together is something we're focused on at Target, and we believe working with Casper will uncover insights and open up possibilities on both sides. I think we have a lot to learn from each other along the way.feedback

May 23 2017

The people who shop at Target are middle-class working families, whose budgets are already stretched. For them, this new tax would be a budget breaker.feedback

May 17 2017 - Walmart

While we are pleased that our first-quarter financial performance was better than expectations, our results are not where we want them to be and we have much more work to do.feedback

Mar 21 2017

You can't just be in the game. You have to invest.feedback

Mar 21 2017

We need to create an environment that's worthy of [shoppers'] time. We're going after market share right now. Herald Square I expect will be one of our best small format stores.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Costco

We had a really productive conversation.feedback

Feb 28 2017

We're looking at that very carefully. I think we've had great meetings in Washington, including with President Trump and members of the House and Senate. They understand the impact of retail. Target pays 35 percent effective taxes today. If this were to go forward, our tax rate would go over 75 percent.feedback

Feb 28 2017

They're old, they're tired, and they haven't been updated in years. Each store's going to look and feel like a totally new Target.feedback

Feb 28 2017

Many of our competitors are aggressively rationalizing their assets. They're cutting costs just to keep their heads above water. This contraction will create opportunities for Target to pick up market share over the long term. We're asking shareholders to make a meaningful investment. We're investing to win share not surrender it.feedback

Feb 28 2017

Our fourth-quarter results reflect the impact of rapidly changing consumer behavior, which drove very strong digital growth but unexpected softness in our stores.feedback

Feb 28 2017

Our industry is in the midst of a seismic shift.feedback

Feb 28 2017

Our fourth quarter results reflect the impact of rapidly-changing consumer behavior, which drove very strong digital growth but unexpected softness in our stores.feedback

Jan 19 2017

Rick has a deep understanding of the retail marketplace and brings an analytical, strategic and collaborative approach to the work he leads. As our new chief marketing officer, Rick will build on Target's history of world-class marketing to drive traffic, sales, guest loyalty and brand equity during a time of rapid retail change.feedback

Jan 18 2017

While we were pleased with Black Friday sales, December digital sales growth of more than 40 percent and continued strength in our Signature Categories, these results were offset by early season sales softness and disappointing traffic and sales trends in our stores.feedback

Nov 25 2016

I think it's a great time to be a consumer in the United States. Interest rates are still low, we're seeing positive employment trends, fuel prices are extremely low. I think we're going to see an optimistic consumer throughout the holiday season.feedback

Nov 25 2016 - Thanksgiving

We saw one of our strongest days ever online.feedback

Nov 25 2016 - Thanksgiving

Our guests still enjoy shopping on Thanksgiving evening.feedback

Nov 25 2016 - Thanksgiving

The most encouraging trend I'm seeing is while guests were in our stores shopping for those big doorbuster items, they continued to shop multiple categories.feedback

Nov 24 2016 - Thanksgiving

They were up and down the aisles. They took time to shop.feedback

Nov 24 2016 - Thanksgiving

It's really a good time to be a consumer.feedback

Nov 16 2016

We have more work to do there, but we feel like we're making very good progress.feedback

Nov 16 2016

It's one of the reasons we've been so focused on building out this capability.feedback

Nov 16 2016

We are very pleased with our third quarter financial results, which reflect meaningful improvement in our traffic and sales trends and much stronger-than-expected profitability.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Unemployment

The overall approach for the consumer is going to be positive this season.feedback

Oct 25 2016

I think we're entering the holiday season with a consumer who is feeling good about the state of play.feedback

Oct 25 2016

We've got to deliver a unique, differentiated experience.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Christmas

We expect the same type of surge this year.feedback

Sep 26 2016

To provide clear accountability and speed up decision making, we will be transitioning Jason's responsibilities to two current leadership team members. Taking this body of work in a new direction will help advance our efforts in these key areas during a pivotal time for Target.feedback

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