Target in Canada
Province’s language laws, cultural sensitivities present challenges for America’s No. 2 retailer. Updated Apr. 6, 2013
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.)
Claudia Angarita and Mercedes Marenco said they were happy to stay in Canada as they shopped at a Target in Calgary, Alberta.
So far, Target’s expansion into Canada has been a big hit. But some analysts and shoppers complain about selection and price.
Target-Canada-Shopper-Laurel MacLeod shown outside a new Target locati...
Justin Timberlake sports a tie in the spot for Target.
Nate Berkus pillows for Target.
Many "cheap chic" brands will be familiar, but most U.S. retailers charge more north of the border.
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
Canadian developers, counting on a country eager for Target, are planning to add space and upgrades to shopping centers where the chain is locating .
Wal-Mart's store in Bloomington.
Mark Schindele, Target's senior vice president of merchandising and ci...
The Minneapolis-based retailer will occupy all of the building across from its headquarters.
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.
Despite the growing popularity of digital devices, the Minneapolis retailer has revamped its entertainment section to drive sales of physical books, CDs and DVDs.
Target's retooled website includes enhanced product reviews, social media and streamlined checkout.