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PETA's Monkey Labor Claim Sees Another Big Casualty

Target the latest to drop Chaokoh coconut milk

(Newser) - A brand of coconut milk is slowly disappearing from the shelves of America's retailers thanks to an effort by PETA . Target on Monday confirmed to USA Today that it no longer sells Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused the Thai brand of relying on forced monkey labor. Since 2019,...

Hasbro Warns: Take These Water Guns Away From Kids

53K Super Soakers recalled due to lead risk

(Newser) - Squirt guns: the perfect activity for a summer stuck at home, right? Well, not so much for the thousands of people who bought two particular styles of Nerf's Super Soaker water guns between March and July of this year at Target. Hasbro is recalling 52,900 Super Soaker XP20...

She Tore Down Masks in Target, Now Blasts 'Classless' Act

Melissa Rein Lively blames mental health struggles for July 4 incident in Scottsdale, Ariz.

(Newser) - "This s---'s over!" Melissa Rein Lively ranted in a video posted last month, ripping face masks for coronavirus protection off their rack at an Arizona Target and throwing them on the floor. The self-recorded clip—in which Lively also shows off a Rolex watch she says is...

COVID Changing Big Retailers' Holiday Plans

Target joins Walmart in closing for Thanksgiving

(Newser) - The coronavirus is already causing big retailers to modify their holiday shopping season. On Monday, Target said it would close its stores on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011, reports USA Today . The move comes after Walmart announced that it, too, would close on Thanksgiving, the first time that'...

Target Giving Every Single Hourly Worker a Bonus

And company is completing its plan to raise its minimum wage ahead of schedule

(Newser) - For those of you wishing that 2020 would just end already—Target is at least bringing the end of 2020 to early July. The company on Wednesday announced that all workers would make a minimum of $15 an hour as of July 5. In 2017 it announced that it would...

Shoppers Told to Wear Masks Fight With Guards

Target employee's arm is broken in melee

(Newser) - Two brothers who were told to leave a Target in California because they weren't wearing face masks started a fight with security guards instead. The men were being escorted out of the Van Nuys store by the employees on May 1 when the struggle began, the Los Angeles Times ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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