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Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday reported revenue rose 5% to $17.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 as it brought more customers into to its stores. Once there, shoppers spent more than in the previous quarter, the company said. Same-store sales increased 4.8% while comparable digital sales surged 42%. Online sales represented

Urban Skin Rx expands nationwide retail distribution with CVS, Target and Ulta Beauty

Urban Skin Rx expands nationwide retail distribution with CVS, Target and Ulta Beauty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Urban Skin Rx, the melanin experts and go-to clinical skin care line geared towards treating and perfecting diverse skin tones, announced it will expand its retail distribution beyond its e-commerce website www.urbanskinrx.com and its retail presence at select Target stores and Target.com into Ulta Beauty, Ulta.com and CVS stores across the U.S. Urban Skin Rx has been

Target to open Columbus Circle small-format store in 2019

Target to open Columbus Circle small-format store in 2019

NEW YORK — Target announced plans to open a new small-format store in Manhattan located near Columbus Circle at 61st St. and Broadway. Projected to open in 2019, the Columbus Circle store will be Target’s 28 open or planned store in New York City – a priority growth market for the company. Target also plans to open its Kips

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

NEW YORK — Faced with unprecedented change in customer behavior and expectations and the growing challenge of e-commerce, retailers across channels are testing new formats and fine-tuning existing store models. The innovation is being driven by a number of different factors, including the hope of luring emerging customer segments, the desire to penetrate new geographic

CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Marking the start of flu vaccine availability, a new survey from CVS Health found that one in five (22%) of consumers surveyed who didn’t get a flu vaccine last year say that knowledge of last year’s flu season which had flu levels that were the highest observed since 2009 makes them more likely

Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Skin Care Collection now available at Target

Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Skin Care Collection now available at Target

NEW YORK — Mielle is expanding on their beauty brand with a new Pomegranate & Honey Skin Care Collection.  The Pomegranate & Honey Skin Care Collection is now available in one hundred and eighty Target stores across the United States. The Pomegranate and Honey Collection offers five amazing skin care products: Revitalizing Face Serum, Hydrating Face Mask,

Time for drug chains to reclaim beauty category

Time for drug chains to reclaim beauty category

NEW YORK — It is a pivotal juncture for the beauty care category in the drug channel. Retailers and brands need to devise a game plan to wrest the business away from prestige power players. Sales in cosmetics, skin care and grooming are firing on all cylinders — but sadly, not in the mass beauty

Back-to-school spending expected to climb

Back-to-school spending expected to climb

NEW YORK — Back-to-school spending is forecast to rise this season, according to recent surveys from the National Retail Federation and Deloitte LLC. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $687.72 each, for a total of $29.5 billion, an 8% increase from last year’s $27.3 billion, according to the

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart holds the largest share of the personal care market among all retailers, according to TABS Analytics. Meanwhile, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have helped make rewards programs consumers’ preferred vehicle for getting deals on personal care items, the 2017 TABS Personal Care Study found. In the $40 billion personal care market, Walmart has

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

The new year is finally here. On balance, 2016 was a year best forgotten. Very few events of a positive nature will be remembered. On the other hand, many unsettling moments would best be reviewed at another time — if at all. As 2017 dawns, several important questions remain to be resolved, a few of

Drug chains’ beauty business in doldrums

Drug chains’ beauty business in doldrums

In chain drug retailing, the most disappointing product category in 2016 has been beauty care. Indeed, the problem with the beauty care category in chain drug stores is, quite simply, the chain drug store’s inability to generate any significant interest in the category. It performs far more credibly in other mass retailing outlets, and it

In retailing, change is now the only constant

In retailing, change is now the only constant

In the early 1960s, Bob Dylan, who was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, asked his listeners to “… admit that the waters/Around you have grown/And accept it that soon you be drenched to the bone/If your time to you is worth savin’/Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone/For the

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