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Target shakes up online leadership as Goldberger departs

Target Corp said Friday its chief digital officer Jason Goldberger has left the US value retail giant as growth of its overhauled e-commerce operations slowed in H1.

Goldberger, who had been with the company for four years, was just four months into his current post. Target didn’t provide a reason for his departure, and Goldberger wasn’t immediately available for comment.

His role will now be split between chief information officer Mike McNamara and chief merchandising officer Mike Tritton. McNamara will be responsible for the website and digital strategy and Tritton will head online pricing and promotional functions.

Target said it split the duties to “provide clear accountability and speed up decision making.”

Chief executive Brian Cornell said: “Taking this body of work in a new direction will help advance our efforts in these key areas during a pivotal time for Target.”

Goldberger’s departure is the second high-profile Target exit in less than a month. Chief marketing officer Jeff Jones left in August to join Uber Technologies.

Target’s online revenue grew 31% in 2015, below the 40% growth Cornell had promised investors. For Q2, online sales grew 16%, down from the 23% growth recorded in Q1.

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