Target: Going global

  • Target, the homegrown retail powerhouse that started as Dayton Hudson, is going global. As the company reaches north to Canada, the Star Tribune examines how it will stand out among the sea of retailers already flooding the nation, as well as appeal to a population with disparate tastes and interests. (Think Quebec.)

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Claudia Angarita and Mercedes Marenco said they were happy to stay in Canada as they shopped at a Target in Calgary, Alberta.

Target-Canada-Shopper-Laurel MacLeod shown outside a new Target locati...

Justin Timberlake sports a tie in the spot for Target.

  • Target regains its mojo

    Article By: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune Publish February 12, 2013 2:00 AM / Update February 12, 2013 1:00 PM

    New Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones is infusing pop culture, including collaborations with singer Justin Timberlake for his latest album.

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Nate Berkus pillows for Target.

Target’s mascot is so new to Canada that getting a smartphone photo of the dog and e-mailing it was worth a laugh at the “Bullseye Boutique” in Toronto.

A Zellers store in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Target store

Wal-Mart's store in Bloomington.

Mark Schindele, Target's senior vice president of merchandising and ci...

Gregg Steinhafel

Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano stand next to a sample of signature decor and accessories from their store Privet House, which Target introduced as a partner in its new design program The Shops At Target, Thursday.

John Haupert helped Tanya Matheys buy an iPad and iPod at the Eagan Best Buy last fall.

  • Target plays by the book, and CDs too

    Article By: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune Publish October 9, 2011 2:00 AM / Update October 12, 2011 9:12 AM

    Despite the growing popularity of digital devices, the Minneapolis retailer has revamped its entertainment section to drive sales of physical books, CDs and DVDs.

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Target's retooled website includes enhanced product reviews, social media and streamlined checkout.