Target Customers Who Don't Know How to Use Shopping Baskets Goes Viral

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You're doing that wrong

It started as a picture posted by reddit user gatorb888 showing a lady using an entire empty rack as a handle to drag one shopping basket through Target.

"That's not how that works," reads the caption, imploring the unknown woman to reconsider her absurd decision as she ponders the Minneapolis-based retailer's vast array of mayonnaise choices.

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Target Is Selling 50 Shades of Grey-Themed Vibrating Cock Rings

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You can buy everything at Target these days
Target is selling sex toys now, so keep that in mind next time you're making a shopping list. Just throw it on there in between paper towels and toothpaste.

In at least one store Target is stocking the new 50 Shades of Grey-themed merchandise right next to the kid's toothbrushes:

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Target's Line of "Up and Up" Herbal Supplements Were Not on the Up and Up

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Herbal supplements contain fake, filler ingredients more often than not
An investigation by the New York Attorney General found nearly 60 percent of Target's "Up and Up" brand herbal supplements didn't contain what the label said was being sold.

"Of 90 DNA tests run on 18 bottles of the herbal products purchased, DNA matched label identification 41% of the time," a report released yesterday reads. "Contaminants identified included allium, French bean, asparagus, pea, wild carrot and saw palmetto."

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Oops! Teddy Bridgewater's name misspelled on first batch of jerseys for sale at Target [PHOTO]

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Whoever was responsible for copy editing the first batch of Teddy Bridgewater jerseys for sale at Target failed hard, as shirts that hit store shelves left the G out of the rookie quarterback's last name.

Typos are inevitable, but not when you have just two words (or, in this case, a word and a name) to concern yourself with.

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Target finally comes out in support of gay marriage

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Two years ago, Target refused to take an official stance on Minnesota's marriage amendment. The perception was that then-CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who in 2010 created a stink by giving $150,000 of the company's dollars to fund a TV ad supporting Tom Emmer's anti-gay gubernatorial campaign, played a significant role in forcing Target to remain neutral.

Steinhafel is now gone, with Brian Cornell officially named his successor last week. And just days later, the company made its first public, unambiguous statement in support of marriage equality.

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Target names outsider Brian Cornell CEO, publishes very bland Q&A with him

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New CEO Brian Cornell has "omnichannel" on the brain.
:::: UPDATE :::: The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that while Target will pay Cornell "just" a $1.3 million base salary, the company has also agreed to pay him $19.3 million over the next four years to make up for income he would've made had he stayed at Pepsi.

Target, in a manner befitting Minnesota's most recognizable company, has never brought in an outsider as its CEO -- until today.

Gregg Steinhafel's replacement is 55-year-old Brian Cornell, who since 2012 has worked as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods. Prior to that, Cornell held the top spot with Sam's Club and Michaels.

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Target stands by decision to fire security guard after he reported shoplifting

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A Target spokesperson tells us the company doesn't think there's any merit to claims made by a loss prevention specialist who says he was fired for reporting shoplifting.

"We have conducted a full investigation and don't believe there is any merit to this individual's claims," spokeswoman Molly Snyder says with regard to allegations made by Dallas Northington, a former employee at the company's Leesburg, Virginia, store.

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Both sides of open carry debate see Target announcement as victory

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Target interim CEO John Mulligan announced Tuesday that the Minneapolis-based retail giant will "respectfully request that guests not bring firearms" inside stores. Although weapons are "at odds with the family-friendly shopping," the company would continue to oblige by local laws that allow open carry.

Both sides of the chalked it up as a victory.

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Gun permit holders can legally carry rifles in Minnesota Target stores

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This is a-ok in Minnesota.
In recent days, a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been slamming Target for its in-store gun policy. (The group also sounded the alarm yesterday after news broke about a loaded gun being found in an unwrapped toy box in the toy aisle at a South Carolina Target.)

Target's policy, essentially, is not to have one. No guns or ammunition are sold in stores, but as far as carrying firearms is concerned, the company's policy is to simply follow the pertinent state and federal laws. As a private company, Target could choose to ban firearms in stores, but for whatever reason company higher-ups have elected not to take that step.

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Target exec says "truth hurts" in response to employee's scathing criticism

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This building isn't a fun place to work, a mid-level Target Corp. employee says.
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan has made a cottage industry out of publishing Target-bashing emails sent to him by unnamed Target Corp. employees in recent years, so it wasn't surprising to see him run another one yesterday in a post entitled, "Target Headquarters 'In Desperate Need of Help,' Says Employee."

What is somewhat surprising, however, is that a Target exec directly responded to his company's latest unflattering leak on LinkedIn, of all places. (We can't remember the last time a LinkedIn post made news, if ever!)

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