Target and Walmart with innovation centers in San Francisco and Silicon Valley

  • Updated: July 10, 2013 - 12:37 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the third floor of the historic Folgers Coffee Co. building, just blocks from the city’s famed Embarcadero waterfront, Target Corp. is brewing up a storm, and it has nothing to do with caffeinated beverages. The office mirrors the hundreds of technology start-ups that occupy similar digs throughout San Francisco and nearby Silicon Valley. And that’s exactly what Target wants for its new Technology Innovation Center, a skunk works-like building that can incorporate the look and feel of Valley-style innovation into its own corporate DNA.

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