Positive Sales Growth, Expansions, Awareness Campaigns, New Stores and Leadership Appointments - Research Report on Mcdonald's, Target, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and The Fresh Market
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Sep 16, 2013, 08:00 ET
NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI) and The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
McDonald's Corp. Research Report
On September 10, 2013 McDonald's Corp. (McDonald's) reported its comparable sales for August 2013. The Company reported global comparable sales growth of 1.9% YoY for the month, with comparable sales up 0.2% YoY in U.S., and up 3.3% YoY in Europe. Comparable sales however declined 0.5% YoY in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, reflecting negative sales results in Japan, China and Australia partially offset by positive results in many other markets and the shift in timing of Ramadan. "Ensuring that each of our strategies resonates with our customers is the key to our performance - today and for the long-term," said McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson. "We remain confident in the fundamental strength of the McDonald's System and our ability to connect with customers and deliver the menu choices, value and convenience they expect from McDonald's." The Full Research Report on McDonald's Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b283_MCD]
Target Corp. Research Report
On September 6, 2013, Target Corp. (Target) announced the opening dates for 23 additional store locations in Canada, including its first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia. "We look forward to opening our first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia as we carry out an unprecedented retail expansion covering all ten provinces across Canada this year," said Tony Fisher, President, Target Canada. "Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario offer a variety of culturally diverse markets and we look forward to serving our new guests and engaging with these great communities." The Company informed that amongst the 23 new stores, 14 are scheduled to open on September 17, 2013 and nine are scheduled to open on October 18, 2013. Target also informed that it currently has 68 stores open across Canada. The Full Research Report on Target Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3f4d_TGT]
Safeway Inc. Research Report
On September 6, 2013, Safeway Inc. (Safeway) announced that it has raised a total of $10.3 million during its annual Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign. For the 13th consecutive year, the Company's entire chain of stores dedicated an entire month raising money and increasing awareness for the fight against prostate cancer, which currently affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the US. According to the Company, a new advancement in early detection that was funded by Safeway and Safeway Foundation is a simple test to detect a unique piece of DNA found only in prostate cancer cells which gives doctors the potential to catch prostate cancer many years earlier. Commenting on the fund raising campaign, Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of the Safeway Foundation said, "We'd like to express our gratitude to our customers who have, year after year, shown commitment to this important cause by contributing and helping to save lives, one dollar at a time." The Full Research Report on Safeway Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/510f_SWY]
Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. Research Report
On September 4, 2013, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. (Harris Teeter Supermarkets) announced the grand opening of its new store in Clayton, N.C. The store opening has been scheduled for September 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. The Harris Teeter store in Flowers Crossroads is the Company's first store in Clayton, N.C., as well as the Company's first store in Johnston County. The Company informed that it will be celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as weekend activities. The Full Research Report on Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/48d5_HTSI]
The Fresh Market, Inc. Research Report
On September 9, 2013, The Fresh Market Inc. (The Fresh Market) announced that Randall A. Young has been appointed as the Company's Senior Vice President Real Estate and Development effective September 30, 2013. According to the Company, his responsibilities include overseeing the Company's real estate and development functions such as market strategy development, site selection, store design, construction, store relocations and renovations. "Randy is a great addition to our senior leadership team and brings a strong real estate background and deep knowledge of site development with growth-oriented retailers," said Craig Carlock, President and CEO. "With more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, Randy's broad corporate experience and deep industry relationships are a great fit as The Fresh Market executes on its aggressive national store growth strategy." The Full Research Report on The Fresh Market, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7208_TFM]
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