Target tests next-day home delivery in battle with Amazon

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is taking aim at Amazon’s “Prime Pantry” with its own next-day delivery service.

Restock will allow customers to fill a box with up to 45 pounds of items for a flat fee of $4.95, $1 less than Amazon’s delivery service. Restock also promises to have faster delivery than Amazon.

Target is testing it in the Minneapolis area, where the store’s headquarters are located, but hopes to expand the service to other markets if the pilot program goes well.

Shares of Target are down nearly 28 percent so far this year, and the retailer is hoping the service will help boost sales.