Target Food Performing Well in Remodeled Stores

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. here last week said profits were up in the fiscal first quarter on strong performance in the credit-card division, although the soft economy and weakness in seasonal merchandise sales crimped retail sales growth. Retail comparable-store sales rose 2%, as previously reported. The company said adverse weather might also have contributed to the sales weakness. Guests were cautious

MINNEAPOLISTarget Corp. here last week said profits were up in the fiscal first quarter on strong performance in the credit-card division, although the soft economy and weakness in seasonal merchandise sales crimped retail sales growth.

Retail comparable-store sales rose 2%, as previously reported. The company said adverse weather might also have contributed to the sales weakness.

“Guests were cau

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