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Shopping at Target Feels Good

  • Dec 22, 2008
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The one-stop-shop.  To me, Target seems like an online mall that you can actually visit in person.  Sounds completely illogical since real-life shopping was invented long before the internet, but when you grow accustomed to seeing e-commerce in your face now-days, you begin to appreciate the brick and mortar stores that still exist.

I like Target because it's on the list of places I go through in my mind if I think I might need something.  "Let's see, there's Walmart, kMart, BigLots, and Target."  I would never actually go to one of these other places but I've always counted on Target for some of the best designs and deals around.

Among those, I've found Target has really great things for the kitchen.  That's where I got my plates, blender, cookware, utensils, and all my glasses (including some sleek wine glass options).  Likewise, it's got some helpful accessories for the bedroom and bathroom.  I've also counted on Target for a wide selection of DVDs, especially for TV series sets.

Although grocery shopping can be assumed as part of its one-stop convenience, I wouldn't recommend it.  I've never seen a good deal at Target for food and I buy too much fresh produce to consider buying non-perishables separately.  But at the very least, it's fair to say they DO have a few aisles for food.

So what's the difference between Target, Walmart, and the other abovementioned competitors?  For me it's location, brand recognition, helpful staff, cleanliness, and shopping ease.  Target scores high marks in my book for each category. One time I walked through Target and was greeted by at least 5 associates and had such a great experience (even at checkout) that I decided to call the manager to compliment their service before I even reached my car in the parking lot.  Shopping at Target feels good

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April 02, 2009
It does feel good! That is why it's dangerous. Just like when you're drunk you tip way too much-!
April 02, 2009
i wouldn't know anything about that.. :)
 
December 23, 2008
hey! that's MY line ; )
 
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Target Corporation is an American retail company found in 1902 in Minnesota.  Target is the fifth largest retailer in the United States and competes against other similar retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kmart.  

Target was originally named Dayton's until the first "Target" store was opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962.  In 1968, Target adopted the new bullseye logo (the current Target logo, as opposed to the original which was the red bullseye with Target in italicize in front of it).

In the 1980's Target began expanding to the west coat and opened it's first SuperTargt hypermarket in 1995 in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Most Target stores currently carry everyday household products, clothing, an a limited variety of groceries.  Many stores also carry seasonal merchandise such as patio furniture and Christmas trinkets.  In recent years, Targets have also began to include "food courts" with Taco Bells, Pizza Huts and Starbucks located within the retail store.  

Target Greatlands are stores larger in size than most Targets, and carry more merchandise and food products.  

SuperTargets, however, carry everything Greatlands do, in addition to housing delis, bakeries and meat departments.  

Target aims to attract younger, more educated and an more affluent crowd than many of its competitors.  Most shoppers have completed college and earn a median income of $63,000.  Instead of just being a discount store, Target has aimed to be a "discount department store," ensuring that merchandise is of ...
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