Can Target survive the Coronavirus?

One reason for Mr. Market’s new faith in Target is online sales. For example, Target became one of eMarketer’s U.S. Top 10 online retailers for the first time in 2019. eMarketer predicts Target’s ecommerce grew by 24% to $8.34 billion in 2020.

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What Future Does Target (NYSE: TGT) have?

Coronavirus threatens Target because US e-commerce sales grew by 20.5% in April, Digital Commerce 360 estimates.

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Is Target Really Profiting from Digital

Teaming up with high-end grocers like Lidl and Trader Joe’s for Shipt delivery is a smart move for Target. Other logical moves will to add brands like CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rite Aid, Albertsons, Nordstrom, Aldi, Trader Joes, Safeway, Publix, and Best Buy to the Shipt ecosystem.

More importantly, Target is well positioned to cash in on today’s retail environment and the transition from brick and mortar to delivery. If you want to profit from the growth of grocery delivery, Target is one of your best bets.

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Is Target Making Money or Doomed?

The next logical step at Target should be a strategy of acquisition. Other brands are cheap because of the retail apocalypse and Target certainly has the cash.

The best target would be an online retailer or the online operations of struggling brick and mortar retailers. An interesting acquisition for Target would be JC Penney’s (NYSE: JCP) online operations.

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The Slow Decline and Fall of Target

Strangely enough, Target (NYSE: TGT) has something in common with the Roman Empire; it is slowly but surely declining. Target’s

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