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 ...