Target’s biggest challenge isn’t bouncing back from the data breach

Most of its shoppers have returned following the breach, so why is Target still struggling?

The big-box retailer says the vast majority of its shoppers have come back since the breach. So why is the business still struggling?

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    Target’s biggest challenge isn’t bouncing back from the data breach

    The big-box retailer says the vast majority of its shoppers have come back since the breach. So why is the business still struggling?

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