Target Reports Disappointing Holiday Sales

TARGET ANNOUNCES DISAPPOINTING HOLIDAY SALES FIGURES: IT REPORTED A SALES GAIN OF JUST 1.4 PERCENT IN NOV. AND DEC. AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR. IT'S BELOW THE COMPANY'S GUIDANCE FOR THE PERIOD

Houston, TX (KTRK) – Target’s holiday shopping season missed the mark this year.

The nation’s third largest general retailer reported a sales gain of just 1.4% in November and December of 2019 at stores open at least a year.

It’s below the company’s guidance for the period and well short of the 5.7% growth it had a year earlier during the same period.

The Minneapolis-based company pointed to weak sales of electronics and toys.

Target also announced a shake up of its executive team; in the wake of the disappointing holiday sales.

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