Target CEO offers apology, says bad weekend doesn’t alter forecast

Target CEO Brain Cornell offered an apology for the inconvenience customers experienced as registers at the chain’s stores closed down for two hours on Saturday due to an “internal technology issue.” Some of Target’s stores experienced problems processing credit and debit cards on Sunday due to a vendor issue. Mr. Cornell said the company’s forecast…

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Judge rules ex-CVS exec can’t work for PillPack

U.S. District Judge John McConnell has issued a preliminary injunction preventing John Lavin, a former executive from CVS, from working at PillPack, which is owned by Amazon.com. The judge ruled that Mr. Lavin’s employment at PillPack would violate a non-compete agreement he signed while working at CVS Health.

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Amazon goes after Walmart’s customer

Programs such as half-price Prime memberships for consumers on certain types of government aid, a new credit card to help people establish or improve their credit scores are two ways that Amazon.com is looking to expand its customer base to lower income shoppers.

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San Francisco considers e-cigarette ban

San Francisco supervisors are considering a citywide ban on electronic cigarettes in an effort to cut down on teenagers vaping. “Young people have almost indiscriminate access to a product that shouldn’t even be on the market,” said Dennis Herrera, City Attorney.

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Target assesses the damage from tough weekend

Cash registers that would not process credit card payments caused long lines and the type of publicity that Target didn’t want this past weekend. Now, the chain is trying to determine just how much of an impact the register outages had on revenues while continuing to find fixes to make sure the same thing doesn’t…

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Best Buy to sell home exercise equipment

Best Buy will roll out a home exercise equipment collection by the end of the year to more than 100 stores as part of the consumer electronic chain’s health and wellness strategy. The retailer will offer a variety of brand products, including Flywheel Home Bikes, NormaTec compression recovery systems, Hydrow’s connected rowing machines and NordicTrack…

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