Target Leaves Amazon

8/7/09

Target, the Minneapolis, MN-based chain retail store announced today in a press release that it plans to build its own online store platform, ending its deal with Seattle-based Amazon.com, which has managed Target’s online sales since 2001.  The current contract between the two companies extends until 2011. Target will launch its proprietary management system in anticipation of the 2011 holiday season, generally a time of very strong sales for online retailers.

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