In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that the Target Restock program to eight new markets, bringing it to a total of 11 markets with potential access to 70 million people, or about one-fifth of the US population. Among the cities now served by the program are New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Target Restock, the story explains, “allows online customers to pick from a list of 15,000 household items to fill a box, which is delivered the next day for $4.99. The products range from personal care and baby items to cleaning supplies. The weight limit is 45 pounds … It's one of the latest examples of how Target is combining stores and digital with the aim of making shopping more convenient for customers - and competing against Amazon, in this case its Pantry service for Prime members.”

KC's View: It is movement in the right direction, but sometimes it seems as if Target too often is moving in slow motion. Even the best of intentions are of limited value when other companies are innovating faster and dancing around you.