On Wednesday, Target, which had stated last September that it would increase representation of black employees by 20% over the next three years, followed by asserting that it would spend over $2 billion with black-owned businesses by 2025. Target stated it would add products from over 500 Black-owned brands to its shelves or website.
Target’s chief growth officer Christina Hennington stated in a news release, “We have a rich history of working with diverse businesses, but there’s more we can do to spark change across the retail industry, support the Black community and ensure Black guests feel welcomed and represented when they shop at Target,” chief growth officer Christina Hennington said in a news release.
“Among Target’s changes, the retailer said it will more actively seek out advertising firms, suppliers, construction companies and other kinds of businesses that are Black-owned. It said it will create a program called Forward Founders for early-stage start-ups led by Black entrepreneurs to help them develop,