Target will offer price matching year-round | Synopsis

Target will offer price matching year-round

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Target (TGT, Fortune 500) got on the online price-matching bandwagon last fall in advance of the holiday season, however is the first to extend the policy beyond Christmas buying Retailers’ holiday frame of mind — to do whatever it takes spur investing — aims to continue for the indefinite future. And after holiday sales figures came out, it seems like they might use the jumpstart. While December sales increased for stores like Target, Macy’s (M, Fortune 500), Limited Brands (LTD, Fortune 500) and Kohl’s (KSS, Fortune 500), the total numbers fell somewhat below of assumptions. Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren said “significant headwinds from uncertain economic news and the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy” were to blame. This is a particularly big blow to retailers, since they can make up to 40 % of their yearly sales in the November-December period.

People:

Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.716467

Terry Lundgren

Overall Sentiment: -0.250605

Relevance: 0.647052

Sentiment Quote
-0.163981 Terry Lundgren said “significant headwinds from uncertain economic news and the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy” …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.163981
  • Mean: -0.163981
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Key:

  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Holiday: Christmas

Overall Sentiment: 0.0383123

Relevance: 0.645273

NaturalDisaster: Hurricane Sandy

Overall Sentiment: -0.659025

Relevance: 0.585948

Company: Macy

Overall Sentiment: 0.0501011

Relevance: 0.910074

Company: jumpstart

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.641925

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Company: Kohl

Overall Sentiment: 0.486404

Relevance: 0.583496

Company: Limited Brands

Overall Sentiment: 0.509875

Relevance: 0.540392

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Target will match prices from top online retailers year-round, the company said Tuesday.

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Target will offer price matching year-round

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~ by vandal3di3go on January 27, 2013.

 
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