Target sets sights on Amazon with same-day delivery plans

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Target plans to step up its delivery game in a big way come 2018.

The retailer announced the $550 million acquisition of Shipt on Wednesday, adding a company that specializes specifically in same-day delivery to its asset portfolio. In the same announcement, Target also confirmed plans to — wait for it — offer same-day delivery to its customers. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon launches free same-day shipping for Prime members

The company’s announcement lays out a plan to offer speedier deliveries at “about half” of its stores in early 2018. The program is then expected to expand by the 2018 holiday to include most Target stores, in all major markets. Read more…

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