MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. here last week said its expanded grocery initiative is driving more frequent shopping trips but also forcing down the average price per item sold, as the company's second-quarter sales were lower than expected. The company said comparable-store sales were up 1.7% for the period, which ended July 31, as the number of transactions increased 2.4% but the average sales ticket declined slightly, in part due to the P-fresh remodels that have added more groceries to ...

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