Retailer Target Corp said on Thursday comparable sales grew 5.7 percent for the last two months of the year on the back of a robust holiday selling season that was driven by strong online sales and customer visits.

The company had expected same-stores sales growth of about 5 percent for the fourth quarter ending January, while comparable sales had grown 3.4 percent in the November-December period last year.

Target also said Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith plans to retire and would…