1956 Daytons adds branch stores in the suburbs of the Twin Cities
1962 The first Target store opens in Roseville, Minnesota
1966 Target opens in Denver
1967 Daytons acquires B Dalton, Bookseller
1968 Target Stores open in St Louis, Dallas, Houston, and California
1983 California now has a Target store
1988 Target is the first to use bar codes on all items, and a scanner, instead of individually tagged items
1989 Target opens in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina
1990 The first Target Greatland opens with 50% more store space
1993 Target opens in Chicago
1995 The first Supertarget opens, which offers groceries as well as "dry goods."
- Governor Mark Dayton is the great-grandson of George Dayton, founder of the Daytons and Target stores.
- CVS Pharmacy has purchased Target Pharmacies and Minute Clinics as of January 2015.
- The big red cement balls in front of the stores are called bollards, and they're there to prevent cars driving into the store.
- The original Dayton's building was built on a lot where a church burned down. The property cost $165,000
- If you bought stock in Target in 1987 for $1,000, it would now be worth $96,148.
- A Target employee suggested a shopping cart that would work for disabled people. Target worked with the company that built these carts.
- If you look at an orange-stickered reduced item, it shows the percentage of markdown in the upper right corner. If the price ends in 4, there will be no more markdowns of that item. If it ends in 6 or 8, it will be marked down further.
- Loss prevention (store security)
- Distribution Centers (where items are processed and price tags put on)
- Target Food Brand product development
- Human Resources
- Store management
- Property management
- Business Administration
- Sociology/Crime Prevention
- Food Science
- Human Resources
- Computer technician
- Statistical analysis
Careers with Target could be anywhere in the world. Their corporate website is here: https://corporate.target.com/Careers/global-locations