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November 23, 2011

Target merchandising executive Casey Carl was given added responsibilities for the retailer’s online businesses, following a series of snafus related to an August relaunch that resulted in the departure of former online president Steve Eastman.

November 16, 2011

Profits at Target grew 10.2% to 82 cents in the third quarter, compared with 74 cents the prior year, thanks to healthy sales growth and ongoing improvement in the company’s credit card business.

November 15, 2011

Target is bringing its smaller-format store to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

November 1, 2011

The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

October 27, 2011

Target has partnered with U.K. beauty expert Maria Hatzistefanis and now is carrying her Nip + Fab beauty brand in Target stores and online at Target.com.

October 21, 2011

General Mills on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of a single day’s production of its chocolate-flavored Fiber One 90-calorie chewy bars because of a labeling issue.

October 19, 2011

Hyper-local initiatives and the rollout of sales tools at Supervalu, along with inflation, are helping to drive better-than-expected comparable sales for the company's second-quarter results, Supervalu reported Wednesday morning.

October 14, 2011

Target announced that Steve Eastman, president of Target.com, left the retailer to pursue other opportunities. Eastman’s departure follows a late August relaunch of Target.com.

October 6, 2011

Pillsbury has introduced two frozen breakfast dishes.

October 4, 2011

Airborne on Monday launched Airborne Chewable tablets, available in berry and citrus flavors, as an option for consumers "on-the-go."

October 3, 2011

Michael Francis, Target's EVP and chief marketing officer, and the person charged with leading the retailer's expansion into Canada, has left the company, Target announced Monday.

September 27, 2011

Target is encouraging consumers having a tough time selecting a Halloween costume this year to let their friends decide.

September 6, 2011

Target announced its commitment to assist with Hurricane Irene relief efforts through a donation totaling $250,000 in cash and products.

September 1, 2011

Novo Nordisk has expressed its support of new diabetes education programs created by four Minneapolis-based community organizations.

August 31, 2011

Target is ushering in fall with Sonia Kashuk’s latest collection at Target, including shades and makeup brushes in a chic new print.

August 31, 2011

Target has announced new beauty exclusives that are hitting shelves for fall 2011.

August 18, 2011

Yoplait Light has introduced a new campaign that aims to offer women a simple way to watch their calorie intake.

August 17, 2011

Customers can save on back-to-school shopping by trading in used electronics and video games for store credit, Target said.

August 15, 2011

Target is adding fresh, handmade food to its small-format store in Chicago, the mass merchandiser said.

August 11, 2011

Target announced that 1,650 of its pharmacy locations, in addition to its clinics, are offering flu shots with no appointment necessary, effective Aug. 15.

August 4, 2011

July same-store sales at Target rose 4.1% on top of a prior-year gain of 2%, with increased transaction size serving as the primary driver of an increase toward the upward end of the company’s guidance.

July 27, 2011

Generic drug maker Perrigo has closed its purchase of Paddock Labs, the company said Tuesday.

July 26, 2011

In an effort to increase the stickiness of Supervalu shoppers, Supervalu president and CEO Craig Herkert on Tuesday spoke of the company’s “hyper-local retailing” concept during a conference call with analysts.

July 26, 2011

Supervalu on Tuesday reported first-quarter fiscal 2012 net sales of $11.1 billion (down 3.7% versus last year) and net earnings of $74 million (up 10.4%), or 35 cents per diluted share. Posted net earnings beat the analyst consensus of 33 cents per diluted share.

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