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Target's bright spot: robust customer traffic

Target proved itself one of the few retailers that saw more customers both at its stores and online, though its investment in stores and delivery operations hurt first-quarter profit.

The discounter cited a combination of store remodeling, new brands and expanded delivery options as helping customer traffic rise 3.7 percent in the quarter, including stores and online. Target's CEO also acknowledged the tail winds of a strong economy.

It's Target's strongest performance in at least a decade and put it alongside chains like Costco and TJX that have posted robust increases.

"The consumer is very healthy, and they are spending more time shopping at Target,"...

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