Description: Target Corp.
Target Corporation operates general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States. The company offers household essentials; hardlines, including electronics, music, computer software, and toys; apparel and accessories, jewelry, and shoes; home furnishings and decor consisting of furniture, lighting, and kitchenware, as well as seasonal merchandise; and food and pet supplies primarily under Target and SuperTarget trademarks. It also sells its merchandise under private-label brands, including Archer Farms, Archer Farms Simply Balanced, Boots & Barkley, Choxie, Circo, Durabuilt, Embark, Gilligan & O'Malley, itso, Kaori, Market Pantry, Merona, Play Wonder, Room Essentials, Smith & Hawken, Sutton and Dodge, Target Home, Vroom, up & up, Wine Cube, and Xhilaration. The company also offers merchandise through programs, such as ClearRx, GO International, Great Save, and Home Design Event. In addition, it markets its merchandise under licensed and designer brands comprising C9 by Champion, Chefmate, Cherokee, Converse One Star, Eddie Bauer, Fieldcrest, Genuine Kids by Osh Kosh, Kitchen Essentials by Calphalon, Liz Lange for Target, Michael Graves Design, Mossimo, Nick & Nora, Sean Conway, Simply Shabby Chic, Sonia Kashuk, and Thomas O'Brien. Target Corporation also operates in-store amenities, such as Target Cafe, Target Clinic, Target Pharmacy, and Target Photo, as well as leased or licensed departments, including Optical, Pizza Hut, Portrait Studio, and Starbucks. The company markets its products through its network of distribution centers and third parties, as well as through its online shopping site, Target.com. As of June 2, 2010, it operated 1,740 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Target Corporation also provides credit to qualified guests through its branded proprietary credit cards, including the Target Visa and the Target Card. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.