Target released its earnings for the June quarter earlier today, and while earnings came in a bit higher than anticipated, the company notably lowered its overall guidance for the full year. Additionally, year over year revenue fell by 7.2%. What’s particularly interesting about Target’s earnings is that sales of electronics experienced a double-digit decline year over year. All the more interesting is that Target attributes this drop-off to a surprising and marked decline in sales of Apple products.
After weeks of endless ads, commercials and articles leading up to Black Friday 2015, the most notorious shopping day of the year is finally over. Unfortunately for those of you with cash still burning holes in your pockets, the deals haven’t ended quite yet, so we’ve decided to keep track of Target’s best Cyber Week 2015 deals for the next few days. More →
It was touch-and-go for a while there, but it looks like the vast majority of us made it through the Black Friday weekend unscathed. Unfortunately, there’s no time to celebrate, because many retailers have now kicked off Cyber Monday 2015 deals, some of which are scheduled to last for the rest of the week.
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of Target’s best deals.
This year, many retailers started running Black Friday deals before Black Friday actually arrived. Some offer month-long access to discounted prices and others have week-long shopping events for customers. Most of them have attractive pre-Black Friday offers, some debuting early during the Black Friday week and others planned around Thanksgiving.
Target has a special event called Black Friday Early Access that gives shoppers access to a variety of products at Black Friday prices two days early. Now, the company has released an official 5-page ad that contains no less than 29-items that’ll be available for discounted prices in stores and online on Wednesday. More →
Target’s Black Friday ad is already official, meaning you have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the giant retailer this Black Friday season. However, just like any other big retail chain out there, Target will offer buyers new deals extending well beyond the traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days.
If there are two things that are guaranteed on Black Friday each year, it’s this: 1. Great deals. 2. Stress. There are plenty of fantastic bargains to be found online each year on and around Black Friday, but often times the best deals are only available if you head out to your local big box retailer and battle the inevitable crowds that will have already formed by the time you get there.
There’s simply no way to avoid the struggles that will come along with Black Friday 2015 shopping, but there are in fact ways to minimize the hassle — and the first step is to plan your attack. More →
It amazingly won’t be long before you have to start thinking about holiday shopping and this year’s big shopping season promises to be more competitive than ever thanks to a recent move by Target. Per The Associated Press, Target will start matching Amazon and Walmart online prices on its own online store this Thursday, marking the first time it’s done online price matching. Previously Target had only matched rivals’ online prices in its brick-and-mortar stores but now it seems ready to take the next step to battle rivals online as well. In all, Target is matching the prices of 29 different online shopping websites. More →
Ever since I was young, I’ve only ever known one way to find an item at a big brick-and-mortar retailer like Target — wander around until I stumble across it.
It’s not that I was too shy to approach the employees, it’s just that I was always too stubborn to “give up” and ask someone for help, but maybe if Target replaced the employees with robots, I would have changed my tune. More →
Last Friday, Target announced that it would be doing away with gender-based signs in its stores. That means no more displays featuring girls playing with Barbies and boys duking it out with Nerf guns.
It’s a smart, sensitive move on the part of Target, refusing to propagate gender norms and letting kids decide who they want to be, but as you might expect when literally anything happens to help make people feel more comfortable, some customers were outraged. More →
Working in retail can be a pretty taxing job at times, which is why having a manager with a good-natured sense of humor can be a real relief. With this in mind, employees at one particular Target must have appreciated their boss’s efforts to pump them up for a long day of Black Friday selling with a brilliant Lord of the Rings-inspired speech for the ages. More →