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US Stores Cut Hours, Close Doors

Shortened hours give chains like Walmart time to restock, clean

(Newser) - For those Americans whose answer to social distancing is to crowd their local grocery stores and frantically empty paper product aisles like there would never be Charmin to be squeezed again, well, those stores see you and they are reacting. Walmart is typical in its efforts, reports NPR , announcing this... More »

Target Ad About Black-Owned Business Spurs 1-Star Reviews

Honey Spot commercial for Target becomes flashpoint in conversation about race

(Newser) - Another TV commercial is the subject of unintended controversy, but this one has nothing do with exercise bikes . Instead, the Target commercial features the African-American owner of the Honey Pot, which sells feminine hygiene products, as she talks about her business and its potential to inspire. Coverage:
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Baby Carriers Sold Through Amazon, Target Recalled

Buckle can break on Infantino product, meaning the baby can tumble out

(Newser) - Baby carriers literally have one job—to carry babies—which is why a recall announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission is particularly alarming. USA Today reports that around 14,000 Infantino baby carriers made in China and sold at Target and through Amazon have been recalled because their buckles... More »

Man Dumped From Wheelchair in Dispute Over Parking Space

Philip Kinstler, who is paralyzed, says his wrist was broken

(Newser) - A California man is facing charges of attempted kidnapping and assault after a Target customer was dumped out of his wheelchair. Philip Kinstler, who has used a wheelchair for 30 years, arrived at the Pleasant Hill store on Jan. 11 to find a vehicle parked in a disabled spot without... More »

On Cyber Monday, a 'Threat' Has Emerged Against Amazon

Target, Walmart, other retailers could suck share on what's set to be biggest online shopping day yet

(Newser) - Nearly 70 million Americans will be plopped in front of their computers or phones today, and not just because they're back to the grind after the long holiday weekend. It's Cyber Monday, an online extension of the Black Friday sales that have gone on for years, and Reuters... More »

Target Hit by Register Meltdown

'We can confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue'

(Newser) - A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, reports the AP , exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions as long lines formed... More »

Bad News for Guy Who Tried to Bomb Target

Mark Charles Barnett gets 40 years in prison

(Newser) - A Florida man who plotted to blow up Target stores along the East Coast has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, the AP reports. Authorities say Mark Charles Barnett of Ocala thought the explosions would cause the company's stock to plunge, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares.... More »

He Made 10 Bombs, Picked Wrong Person to Deliver Them

Mark Barnett handed 40 years in plot to hit Target stores

(Newser) - A Florida man was handed a 40-year sentence after plotting to bomb 10 Target stores along the Eastern seaboard in a twisted investment scheme . Mark Charles Barnett expected Target's stock to fall in the aftermath of the planned bombing, which would allow him to buy shares cheaply in advance... More »

'Baby Daddy' Father's Day Card Does Not Go Over Well

American Greetings apologizes

(Newser) - It's for occasions like this that American Greetings sells "I'm sorry" cards: The greeting card maker is apologizing after customers took issue with one of its Father's Day cards. The front shows the phrase "Baby Daddy" over an image of a black couple kissing, which... More »

Lawyer Says Target Workers Made Falsely Accused Woman Expose Herself

Black woman says she was falsely accused of stealing

(Newser) - A lawyer for a black Detroit-area woman says Target employees falsely accused her of stealing a bikini and forced her to expose parts of her body, the AP reports. Attorney Jasmine Rand said Monday 20-year-old Ashanae Davis was shopping at a Target May 22 in Southfield. A security worker grabbed... More »

Target Gets More, Better Applicants, Raises Pay Again

It saw a bigger, better pool of candidates after raising pay to $11 per hour, now will go to $12

(Newser) - Target is raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates, the AP reports. The Minneapolis retailer, which hiked starting pay to $11 an hour last fall, said all workers this spring will receive... More »

Well, the CD Had a Good Run While It Lasted

Best Buy, Target may hasten demise of 3-decade-old music format

(Newser) - Bad news for the future of CDs (and, let's face it, probably the future of CD wallets, too). Billboard reports two major CD retailers—Best Buy and Target—are reconsidering their relationship with the three-decade-old music format. Sources say Best Buy—which has gone from the "most powerful"... More »

This Game Is Known to Offend. It May Have Gone Too Far

Target pulling Cards Against Humanity's 'Chosen People Pack' off shelves for anti-Semitic content

(Newser) - First Target had a problem with fidget spinners . Now it's taking heat for another item in its toy department, apologizing for a game that's designed to be offensive but looks to have crossed the line. TMZ reports the retailer is pulling an expansion pack for the popular game... More »

Target Won't Take 'Not Safe' Fidget Spinners Off Shelves

US PIRG report says the toys have high lead levels; Target says they're not kids' products

(Newser) - A maker of one of the hottest products of the year has just found itself in a bucket of hot water. According to a consumer advocacy group, two fidget spinners supplied to Target by Iowa-based Bulls-i-Toy contain lead at up to 330 times the federal legal limit for toys. Inspired... More »

Black Friday Sales to Watch Out For

Including $99 laptops and a $190 PS4

(Newser) - Retailers including Sears, Kmart, and Target are kicking off holiday sales early this year as a report finds more shoppers plan to spread out their purchases, reports USA Today . Then there are those hoping to draw the Black Friday crowds. Though Nov. 24 is still weeks away, these retailers are... More »

Target Shaking Up Black Friday Shopping

No more 24-hour Black Friday shopping

(Newser) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, the AP reports. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6am local time on Friday until 10pm, 11pm, or midnight local time.... More »

Nationwide Veggie Recall Now Includes Target, Walmart

Listeria was detected in sample from Calif. supplier

(Newser) - Salad mixes and other "minimally processed" vegetable products from a California supplier have been recalled at outlets across the US out of what Mann Packing says is an "abundance of caution." The supplier voluntarily recalled the products, which have "best if used by" dates of Oct.... More »

Target Has Stores in 49 States. It's About to Snag No. 50

Vermont is jumping on the bandwagon

(Newser) - Imagine living in a state without a Target. It's not some hypothetical apocalyptic future; it's reality for the residents of Vermont, which has never had the iconic retailer inside its borders—but that's about to change. Since its founding in 1962, Target has built stores in all... More »

Target Raising Minimum Wage to $11 an Hour

Pledges to hit $15 per hour by 2020

(Newser) - Starting next month, Target will be raising its minimum wage from $10 to $11 per hour; eventually, all US stores will have an $11 minimum wage. In announcing the move Monday, Target also committed to raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, CNBC reports. CNBC notes that... More »

Target Plans Big Bump in Hiring for Holidays

Chain will hire 100K, up from 70K last holiday season

(Newser) - Target is increasing the number of people it hires to work during the holidays by 40%, to 100,000. The Minneapolis retailer said Wednesday that the seasonal hires, up 30,000 from 70,000 people it hired last year, will stock shelves at its more than 1,800 stores or... More »

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