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Sarah Halzack

Target Isn't Winning the Food Fight

The retailer needs to lay out a clearer, more distinctive plan for scoring sales.
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Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

If Target Corp. is hungry to keep its newfound momentum going, there's an obvious place it should look: the grocery aisle.

Target said this week that, in the latest quarter, comparable sales rose at all of its major departments -- except for food and beverage, which was essentially flat.