Target has been largely criticized for lagging behind other retailers in terms of technology and innovation.
The Minneapolis-based chain, however, has an outpost in Bangalore, which is known as the Silicon Valley of India. Target chose Bangalore as the home of Target India and its Target Accelerator program, in the hope of mining the tech capital for big ideas. The Accelerator program was established earlier this year as a four-month incubator for fledgling tech companies. Participants in the program were charged with bringing innovative ideas to Target across five areas: search, content, data, social and mobile.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"