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Feature Story - November 22, 2019
On their earnings call Wednesday, Target announced digital sales were up 31%, with "same-day services" accounting for 80% of that growth. Those services include curbside and in-store pickup as well as same-day delivery through Shipt.
On the call, CEO Brian Cornell also reported the margins for deliveries fulfilled directly from store are considerably higher due to 40% cost savings. This is an area where Target and Walmart currently have a considerable footprint advantage over Amazon.
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