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Target looks to bag market share through its grocery biz

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Target plans to expand its grocery business, but can the retailer make itself stand out? The BrainTrust's Max Goldberg said today, "Here, as in other areas, Target is finding itself in the middle, and the middle is not a successful place to be."

Rivals look to take down Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

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Natural grocery retailers Trader Joe's and Whole Foods may have some new competitors. Today the BrainTrust discusses how the big two can stay on top of their niche as competition from Earth Fare, Sprouts and others mounts.

Target free shipping deal undercuts Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart

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Our most active discussion this week was triggered by news that Target.com is lowering its minimum order for free shipping to $25. Will the move work? As Cathy Hotka of our BrainTrust had to say, "Free shipping lights up the antediluvian, reptile portion of the brain."