Target tries to energize employees ahead of holidays

Inside look at Target's national meeting

MINNEAPOLIS - Target executives are expressing confidence in the retailer's future heading into the holiday season.

CEO Brian Cornell spoke to team members at the company's national fall meeting at Target Center on Thursday.

Employees were also treated to special performances from Garth Brooks, Bon Jovi, and Gwen Stefani.

Cornell said there's still plenty of time to make this a "winning year" after Target posted a one-point-one percent drop in second quarter sales for the first time in two years.

"We've had a couple of bumps in the road this year but I am absolutely convinced that for our team that it only makes us stronger. It makes us more determined, and brings us together and I am absolutely confident in our future," said Cornell.

The holiday season is traditionally the biggest fiscal quarter for Target and other major retailers.


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