Target earmarks $100m to compete against Walmart and Amazon

The Times reported last month that Smith could make his first charging decisions this summer.

Prosecutors will likely start with charges in the relatively straightforward classified documents case rather than the complex and politically perilous January 6 case, the paper reported. But Trump could face more immediate legal exposure in Georgia, where a state prosecutor has suggested charging decisions are “imminent” in an investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn that state’s election results.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s testimony to the House January 6 committee drew widespread attention last year when excerpts were played during the panel’s televised hearings. Notably, Ivanka Trump told lawmakers she “accepted” former Attorney General William Barr’s belief that the 2020 election wasn’t marred by voter fraud, contradicting her father’s false voter fraud claims. The former president publicly insisted on social media his daughter hadn’t assessed any voter fraud evidence and had “long since checked out.”


It’s unclear how closely tied Ivanka Trump and Kushner are to the former president’s political operation. After Trump announced a 2024 presidential run last year, his daughter said in a statement she no longer plans to be “involved in politics,” pledging to “prioritize my young children” and support her father “outside the political arena.” Still, this isn’t the first post-Trump Administration legal battle to ensnare Ivanka Trump: The New York Attorney General’s office is suing Ivanka Trump, several of her siblings, her father and the family business in civil court, accusing them of fraudulent financial dealings.

The investment aims to expand the “supply chain sortation network,” in part by building six new sortation centers—facilities where orders that are packed in stores are sorted for local deliveries—by the end of 2026, Target said.

Last year, Target opened three new sortation centers in the greater Chicago and Denver areas, bringing its total to nine, including facilities in Minnesota, Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Target said it expects to create hundreds of new jobs with the expansion, but did not say where the new facilities would be located.

Target is seeking to rapidly grow its delivery business, as consumers shift toward online sales and away from brick-and-mortar stores. In 2022, Target’s sortation centers delivered 26 million packages to customers, just two years after the company opened its first sortation center. This year, Target is projecting that number will double. Wednesday’s announcement comes less than a year after Walmart announced it was opening four new fulfillment centers, which heavily rely on automation, to help with next-day or two-day shopping. In 2020, Walmart introduced an Express service, which, similar to services like Instacart, delivers items from a store to a customer in less than two hours. But these updates to delivery models pale in comparison to the quick-shipping guarantees Amazon has used to draw in customers. Amazon has hundreds of warehouses and fulfillment centers, and in 2021, the company said U.S. customers received more than six billion free deliveries.


Amazon is unique in that the company delivers many of its orders itself. Because of that, the company built up a large delivery fleet which reportedly includes 70 airplanes, 40,000 semi-trailers and 30,000 vans. Meanwhile, Walmart and Target use third-party companies to supplement their trucks.