Target: CSR & Sustainability News

Target Corporation, doing business as Target, is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. The company was founded in 1902 as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, though its first Target store was opened in 1962 in nearby Roseville, Minnesota.

Target's new wellness grocery brand is called Simply Balanced.

Target Puts Bullseye on Your Organic Food Dollar

Target's Simply Balanced collection, scheduled for a full rollout next month, will have an assortment of about 250 products. Nearly half of the…
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Women in CSR: Kate Heiny, Target

Kate Heiny, Senior Group Manager of Sustainability at Target, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…
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Target Stores Honor Earth Day By Giving Away Reusable Bags

Target gave away 1.5 million reusable bags at its stores across the U.S. in honor of Earth Day.
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…
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Thanksgiving Night Store Openings Prompt Employee Complaints

This year Walmart is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday, the earliest the retailer has ever opened.

Want to Keep Target Closed Thanksgiving? Get Shareholders Involved

What is the lesson from the passionate yet seemingly ineffective online protest against Target's early opening of its stores on Black Friday? Protesters… image

Not Sold in Stores: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Reaching Conventional Retail Shelves

Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart.…
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CSR Reporting’s Greatest Hits in the Twin Cities

While often overlooked in favor of cities with bigger sustainability programs, Minnesota and St. Paul have a lot of reasons to be proud…

Target Hits a Bullseye Introducing Sustainability to a Mass Market

A Bullseye View is one of Target’s approaches towards humanizing the company and shining the spotlight on its vendors, including those making sustainable…
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Lights, Camera… Waste Diversion

EcoSet held it’s “Giving Back” event, inviting several local non-profits to their warehouse. These non-profits would receive donated goods, all of which came…

Target Bans Sandblasted Denim

Sandblasting is the process of giving denim a weathered look by blasting sand onto jeans using high-pressure machines Sandblasted denim was recently banned…
Close up of sandblasted jeans, photo courtesy Target.

Target Draws a Line in the Sand, Bans Sandblasted Jeans

Target has pledged to stop selling denim jeans manufactured from suppliers who use sandblasting techniques.

Occupy Wall Street Goes Virtual, Targeting Apple through Petitions

Apple, a company that has fans like no other company, is facing now a public uproar with two petitions against the company that…

Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…