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TheStreet: Four challenges that Target's new SVP, merchandising will likely have to tackle


MINNEAPOLIS — For Target, food accounts for more than 20% of its business and ties very closely with its focus on wellness. That’s why the retailer must be successful in its approach to food and, according to a report by TheStreet, there are four things that Target’s new SVP, merchandising must do immediately.

According to TheStreet, there are four key challenges that grocery veteran Anne Dament will likely have to tackle over the next 12 months as she works to reposition Target’s food business —

• Provide more organic food options;

• Offer more foods that cater to social occasions;

• Operate more like a grocery story, which includes enhancing its vegetable display; and

• Make the aisles easier to shop.

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