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about Target


Target Corporation (NYSE TGT) is an upscale discount retailer that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and guest-friendly stores.

Target quick facts

Target has:

  • 1,799 stores in the United States
  • 38 distribution centers in the United States
  • 347,000 team members worldwide
  • online business at
  • global locations in India

Target corporate hotline

Main Number (612) 304-6073
Investor Relations Hotline (612) 761-6500
Media Hotline (612) 696-3400

our guests

  • Median age of 40
  • Median household income of approx. $64K
  • Approximately 43% have children at home
  • About 57% have completed college

design & innovation


Target is recognized as a leader in innovation across the retail industry. From pioneering the concept of designer partnerships to consistently being best in class in store design, Target remains focused on not only meeting, but exceeding, its guests' needs. To remain relevant to its guests over time, Target continually reinvents its stores, including layout, presentation and merchandise assortment, to create an engaging shopping experience.

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purpose & beliefs

We fulfill the needs and fuel the potential of our guests. That means making Target their preferred shopping destination by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and an exceptional guest experience—consistently fulfilling our Expect More. Pay Less.® brand promise.

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Target history


The first Target store opened in 1962 in the Minneapolis suburb of Roseville, Minn., with a focus on convenient shopping at competitive discount prices. Today, Target remains committed to providing a one-stop shopping experience for guests by delivering differentiated merchandise and outstanding value with its Expect More. Pay Less® brand promise. Target currently is the second largest general merchandise retailer in America, with consistently being ranked as one of the most-visited retail Web sites.

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responsible corporate citizenship

Target remains committed to its legacy of responsible corporate citizenship, ethical business practices, environmental stewardship and generous community support. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income to communities through grants and a variety of programs like Take Charge of Education®. Today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week, largely directed towards supporting education.


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