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Target lowering prices on thousands of consumer basics

  • PublishedMay 20, 2024



Target said the price cuts, already applied to 1,500 items, will include 5,000 food, drink and essential household goods.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target plans to cut prices on thousands of consumer basics this summer, from diapers to milk, as inflation cuts into household budgets and more Americans pay closer attention to their spending.

The price cuts, already applied to 1,500 items, will include 5,000 food, drink and essential household goods. Target and other retailers are increasingly catering to customers who are struggling with higher prices for groceries, though inflation has begun to cool. Many have switched to private label brands sold by Target and others big retailers, which are typically less expensive than well-known brands.

Target launched one such collection in January called Dealworthy which includes nearly 400 basic items, ranging from clothing to electronics, that can cost less than $1, with most items under $10.

Last week, McDonald’s said that it was planning to introduce a $5 meal deal in the U.S. next month to counter slowing sales and customers’ frustration with high pricesWalmart posted strong quarterly sales last week, driven by a influx of customers looking for bargains.

Target is cognizant of the pullback by shoppers due to inflation and because of the increased cost of using credit cards. The company in March reported its first annual decline in sales — 1.7% — in seven years.

Target Corp. said Monday that the lower prices will roll out over the summer on national brands and its own house brands.

“These reductions are in addition to our everyday low prices, which we routinely adjust to be competitive in the market and make sure you enjoy great value every day,” the company said in a prepared statement.

Target said customers will be able to score reduced prices on food items like milk, bread, fruits and vegetables. They’ll also see price reductions on goods such as diapers and pet food.

Target is likely to offer more insight into what it thinks about customer behavior and how it’s addressing any changes when it releases its quarterly financial report Wednesday.

Target price cuts for summer

Here are several examples of the price cuts Target says its customers can expect this summer: 

  • Good & Gather Unsalted Butter (1 lb) now $3.79 (was $3.99)
  • Good & Gather Organic Baby Spinach (5 oz) now $2.99 (was $3.29)
  • Prime Hydration Sports Drinks (16.9 fl oz) now $1.99 (was $2.19)
  • Jack’s Frozen Pepperoni Pizza (14.3 oz) now $3.99 (was $4.19)
  • Thomas’ Plain Bagels (20 oz) at $3.79 (from $4.19) 
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Flavor Blasted Crackers (6.6 oz) at $2.79 (from $2.99) 
  • Good & Gather Sea Salt Roasted Nuts (9.5 oz) now $5.29 (was $6.89)  
  • Clorox Scented Wipes (75 ct) now $4.99 (was $5.79)
  • Huggies Baby Wipes (16 ct) now $.99 (was $1.19) 
  • Aveeno SPF 50 Sunscreen (3 fl oz) now $13.19 (was $13.89) 
  • Persil Liquid Laundry Detergent (100 fl oz) now $12.99 (was $13.69) 
  • Purina One Chicken & Gravy Cat Food (13 oz) now $1.99 (was $2.39) 



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