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• The Phoenix Business Journal reports that Target “is planning on updating 300 stores across the country this year. The renovations cost will between $4 million and $10 million per location … Some of the new features in these re-imagined stores include: updated order pickup and guest service counters, modern decor and fixtures, more engaging merchandise displays throughout the store and a nursing space for new moms.”

According to the story, “Target’s store transformation project is just one pillar of its overall strategy to increase online and digital sales as it competes with rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. The company is using its Shipt, order pickup and drive-up services to let shoppers pull into a store and pick-up their orders in minutes or get them delivered to their homes within hours.”
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