Target (TGT) plans to increase the use of QR codes in its stores to give shoppers the ability to...

|About: Target Corporation (TGT)|By:, SA News Editor

Target (TGT) plans to increase the use of QR codes in its stores to give shoppers the ability to scan codes to purchase items instantly with free shipping included. What the retailer has in mind is impulse holiday season buys by parents with kids in tow. The bigger issue: By encouraging consumers to use their smartphones in stores, Target follows the trend of other large retailers to take on "showrooming" in innovative ways.