Mark Tritton named executive VP and chief merchandising office Target

Jason Goldberger to become retailer’s first chief digital officer and president, Target.com

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced the hire of Mark Tritton asexecutive vice president and chief merchandising officer. In this role, Tritton will oversee enterprise buying, product design and development, sourcing, visual merchandising strategy, and merchandising transformation and operations for the retailer. Target also announced that Jason Goldberger will assume the newly created role of chief digital officer and president, Target.com. Both Tritton and Goldberger will report to Target’s chairman and chief executive officer, Brian Cornell, as members of the retailer’s leadership team, effective June 5.

“Over the past year, we’ve undergone an exhaustive search for a chief merchant, and I’m confident that Mark’s experience and passion make him the right fit for Target’s business and our team. He’s a bold, decisive leader, and he’ll play a critical role in guiding Target’s merchandising authority across all channels, ensuring we meet the ever-evolving wants and needs of our guests,” said Cornell.

“I’m proud to be joining Target, a brand that I’ve long studied and admired,” said Tritton. “The retail landscape and consumer expectations have never been more dynamic, and I look forward to leading and supporting the team as we find new ways to innovate, inspire and connect with our current and future guests.”

Tritton joins Target from Nordstrom, where he was executive vice president and president of Nordstrom Product Group, overseeing the merchandising, design, manufacturing, marketing and omni-channel distribution of more than 50 private label brands across Nordstrom’s full-price and off-price retail portfolio. During his tenure with the company, he led his team to double its private label business, created distinct brand assets and helped establish Nordstrom as a global benchmark for retailers taking an integrated approach to stores and digital merchandising. Prior to that, Tritton held leadership positions at Timberland and Nike, where he helped build both brands and expand them across global regions and channels in product and retail functions.

Additionally, the retailer announced that Jason Goldberger will become its chief digital officer and president, Target.com. In this newly created role, Goldberger will be responsible for enhancing Target’s digital experiences and developing new digital capabilities.

“Target’s improved performance and results in digital show the important gains we’ve made, but we know we need to continue building on that momentum. In my new role, I will keep pushing our strategy and capabilities so we can accelerate digital’s role in making Target an easy, inspiring, convenient place to shop,” said Goldberger.

Goldberger joined Target in 2013. He was named president, Target.com and mobile in 2014. Prior to his role at Target, Goldberger held leadership positions with online retailers, including Gilt Groupe, Hayneedle.com and Amazon.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,793 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

15 percent off Target.com sitewide on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30

Target.com will be 15 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday; Plus deeper discounts on top holiday items throughout Cyber Week

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its strongest Cyber Week offers ever, including 15 percent off Target.com sitewide on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30).  The sitewide offer marks the first time Target has discounted virtually everything on Target.com.  In addition, Target will offer a host of e-doorbusters on Cyber Monday, as well as steep discounts within key departments like apparel and toys, all Cyber Week long.

“We’re making Target.com a not-to-be-missed destination for deal-seekers on Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week,” said Jason Goldberger, president of Target.com and  Mobile.  “We’re confident holiday shoppers who are looking to quickly and conveniently check items off their lists won’t want to miss Target’s deep discounts as well as free shipping and returns on Target.com.”

On Cyber Monday, in addition to the 15 percent off sitewide offer with promo code CYBER15, holiday shoppers will have access to nearly 75 e-doorbusters. Almost three quarters of those items will be more than 50 percent off for one day only. The offerings include:

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 29, guests can visit Target.com/WeeklyAd to view a selection of week-long Cyber Week deals, available at Target.com.  Guests will find department-wide promotions in areas including toys and baby, in addition to discounts on top gifting items across electronics, home, apparel and more. Top deals include:

  • 30 percent off apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids
  • 30 percent off hundreds of specialty and plush toys
  • 48” Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV, $599.99 –Save $300 plus a free $100 Target GiftCard
  • 50 percent off select KitchenAid Professional 5-Qt. Stand Mixers, plus 20 percent off all other KitchenAid appliances
  • 30 percent off Dyson Ball Compact Allergy Vacuum, plus 25 percent off all other Dyson vacuums
  • Spend $250 on a baby department purchase and get a free $50 Target GiftCard
  • Stack Your Savings: On Cyber Monday, guests can apply the 15 percent discount with the CYBER15 promo stacked on top of other week-long promotions such as the 30 percent off apparel, accessories and shoes offer
  • More Stacking: As part of Target’s “10 Days of Deals,” which is now underway, guests who spend $75 or more at a Target store on Black Friday, Nov. 27, will receive a 20 percent discount on an entire purchase Dec. 4-13. That 20 percent discount can be stacked with Cyber Week deals on Friday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 5

For additional information, visit A Bullseye View to read Jason Goldberger’s point of view on why events like Cyber Week and Black Friday matter even more to today’s always-on shoppers.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,805 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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SOURCE: Target Brands, Inc.

Target now available to shoppers in more than 200 countries and territories

Through partnership with Borderfree, a Pitney Bowes company, Target will deliver to international consumers this holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today it has launched an international version of its website available to shoppers in more than 200 countries and territories. The new site, which Target recently began testing, also will allow U.S. customers to ship Target orders to family and friends around the world, just in time for this holiday season.

“We believe international consumers will love shopping the great brands, great prices and exclusive products that are synonymous with Target,” said Jason Goldberger, president of Target.com and Mobile. “Target.com already gets tens of millions of visitors every year from outside the U.S., and this test will give us even greater insight into how shoppers around the world engage with Target.”

At Intl.Target.com, both international and U.S. guests will be able to shop about half the assortment of Target.com, including apparel, beauty products, home décor, housewares, baby goods and toys. The prices will be the same as those offered in the U.S. on Target.com, and can be shown in nearly 60 different currencies. Countries where shipping from Target is now available include China, India, Canada, Mexico, European Union countries and more.

Target’s partner Borderfree, a Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) company, is a market leader in global e-commerce that operates a technology and services platform that some of the world’s most iconic brands rely on to expand globally and transact with consumers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to deliver our global e-commerce capabilities to Target,” said Lila Snyder, president, Global Ecommerce for Pitney Bowes. “Our deep experience with cross-border shopping is foundational to our collaboration with Target.”

International consumers will now get to experience why Americans for decades have counted on Target for high-quality, on-trend merchandise at low prices. When international guests visit Target.com, they will be taken to Target’s new international website. Guests can then designate the country they would like to ship to and also choose their currency. Prices sitewide will be shown in the local currency, reflecting current conversion rates. The checkout page will be translated into the local language and the all-in price with shipping charges, duties and tariffs will be clearly shown and transparent for guests.

“International shipping marks another step toward Target being able to truly deliver for guests anytime, anywhere,” said Target’s Goldberger. “We look forward to getting feedback from our international guests so we can continue to test, learn and iterate to help ensure we provide a great value to our new international guests.”

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,805 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

SOURCE: Target Brands, Inc.

Target makes shopping for school supplies hassle-free with School List Assist

New resources and compelling promotions help families shop for must-have supplies and stylish apparel at prices they’ll love

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) will make getting ready for back to school quick and easy for families this season. Guests preparing for a successful school year will find a new way to shop for school supplies for the first time online, easy-to-understand promotions and all the styles kids love. 

School List Assist

Target is offering families a new way to make shopping for school supplies hassle-free with School List Assist. The online hub, which is in beta, offers a curated assortment of the most common K-8 supplies on the list and a convenient new way for guests to find what they need.  Parents can purchase the school supplies their kids need and then pick them up in store or have them shipped to their homes.  

“When it comes to back-to-school shopping, we heard from our guests that shopping for ‘the list’ is a top priority but also the biggest challenge,” said Jason Goldberger, president Target.com and Mobile. “School List Assist makes it easy for guests to shop for all of their back-to-school supplies with just a few clicks – giving families more time to look for the exciting things like Target’s backpacks, lunch kits and first day of school outfits.”  

Ways to Save

This year, Target will time its promotions to more closely reflect how families shop for back to school. In addition, the promotions will be simple and straight-forward. Early in the season, supplies will be discounted through offers like BOGO 50 percent off supplies and BOGO 50 percent off favorite characters. Later in the season, promotions will focus on apparel, including 40 percent off all denim, 30 percent off all kids’ apparel and accessories and free shipping at Target.com. Target will also continue to offer additional ways to save every day through Cartwheel. REDcard holders always receive 5 percent off nearly all purchases at Target stores and Target.com, free shipping at Target.com and 30 extra days for returns.

Stylish Supplies and Fashion Finds

Parents and kids will find a broad assortment of supplies, gear, apparel and accessories to fit any kids’ unique sense of style. Top products and trends include:    

  • For young fashionistas, the new Stevies collection launches in all stores and online beginning the week of July 19. Stevies includes 30 exclusive girls’ styles, with prices from $21.99 to $36.99. Designer Stevie Madden, daughter of renowned footwear designer Steve Madden, is Target’s youngest design partner.
  • For stylish kids on the move, Target has a larger assortment of stretchy denim styles than ever before.
  • Target will continue to offer school uniform staples at an incredible value, including an assortment of polos, pants, shorts, scooters, jumpers and more.
  • For DIY enthusiasts, Target will offer a collection of supplies featuring kraft paper and bright neon colors that are perfect for personalization. With a wide variety of washi tape, oversized stickers, paint markers and contact paper, students can make notebooks and folders their own.
  • For kids who love movie and TV characters, Target has apparel, accessories, school supplies, backpacks and lunch kits with Minions, Star Wars, Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Frozenand more.
  • Philanthropic-minded students will love the new Yoobi X Usher collection, curated by Usher and designed by artist Jonni Cheatwood. Yoobi is a line of school supplies that gives back to classrooms in need in the U.S. with its “One for You, One for Me” giving model. 
  • For eco-minded students, Embark Backpacks use fabric made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic bottles—the material used for each backpack saves at least five water bottles from a landfill.
  • Other top trends in supplies this year include: 
    • Feminine, preppy designs like big florals, small hearts, and striped chevron in a palette of fresh, poppy colors
    • Boho-inspired patterns influenced by street art with a festival feel 
    • Sophisticated dark florals, animal prints, gold glitter and sparkle 
    • Eighties-inspired prints like camo and bold geometric designs

Reaching Parents and Kids with Social Media Influencers

Target’s back-to-school marketing campaign celebrates the excitement of going back to school. The campaign is full of energy and confidence and showcases new styles and products that kids want and parents know they need. Kids may also recognize popular online stars throughout the campaign such as: 

  • Maddie Ziegler, actor, model, and dancer, along with several other kid dancers, are featured in a denim commercial to highlight the style and comfort of the new assortment.
  •  EvanTube, the YouTube phenomenon who reviews toys on his family friendly YouTube channel, appears in another commercial. 

Giving Back, Easy as ABC

Music continues to be a defining element in Target’s advertising, and this campaign features a fresh rendition of the familiar song “ABC,” by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly whose debut album, “Unbreakable Smile,” is available at Target with two exclusive bonus tracks. Beginning July 21, fans can download the track for free at Target.com/BacktoSchool. For every download Target will donate five dollars of supplies to schools through the Kids In Need Foundation. Target will donate a total of up to $3.5 million in supplies, which equals 700,000 downloads. Once the goal has been reached, the song will be available to stream on Target.com/BackToSchool

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,795 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

 

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Target makes shopping for school supplies hassle-free with School List Assist

Target makes shopping for school supplies hassle-free with School List Assist

Target: all online orders of $25 or more now qualify for free shipping

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced today that, effective immediately, all online orders of $25 or more now qualify for free shipping, with virtually no exclusions. The new minimum, decreased from $50, makes Target’s new free shipping threshold among the most compelling offers in online retailing.

“Lowering the free shipping threshold from $50 to $25 is one more way Target is putting guests first and making it easier for them to shop Target when and where they want,” said Jason Goldberger, president of Target.com and Mobile. “We saw an enthusiastic response to our free shipping offer over the holidays. Now, whether guests are stocking up or doing fill-in shopping, we’ve enhanced our year-round shipping offer to be one of the best in all of retail.”

Target’s new $25-minimum is just one of its free fulfillment options, including always-free in-store pickup for eligible products – with more than 80% of orders ready in one hour – and free shipping on virtually all online purchases when using a Target REDcard.

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Target’s strong digital performance during the 2014 holiday season. Target.com set new sales records on Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, while mobile accounted for 60 percent of Target.com traffic. Cartwheel, Target’s award-winning digital coupon app, also added 2 million new users. Cartwheel has surpassed $1 billion in promotional sales since it launched in 2013.

To support Target’s online sales growth, Target began shipping a portion of Target.com orders from select stores late last year. Early results have been positive, with shorter shipping times for guests and improved inventory management for Target. Additionally, this year Target plans to open two new online fulfillment centers – in Memphis, Tenn., and York, Penn., – to further enhance Target.com shipping for guests.

Complete details on Target’s shipping offer are available here.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,790 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.