- Total Revenue
- $71,879,000,000 (2017)
- Date Founded
- June 24th, 1902
- George Dayton
- Brian Cornell
- Stock Listing
- 345,000 (2017)
- Official Website
Target began with one store outside of Minneapolis in 1962, and it has grown to become the second largest general merchandise retailer in America. There are nearly 2,000 stores across the U.S., and it’s able to reach even more customers through Target.com, which is one of the most visited retail websites. The upscale discount retailer promises that its customers can “Expect more. Pay Less.”
The Target REDcard debit and credit cards allow customers to earn 5 percent off purchases made at Target and Target.com. REDcard holders also get early access to events, promotions and products, free shipping on most Target.com items and an extended return window. They also save 5 percent on Starbucks purchases made at Target stores, and can save an extra 5 percent on everyday essentials with a delivery subscription.
Browse the Coupons section on Target.com to find all the current deals on products ranging from baby supplies to food. You can print selected coupons to redeem them in-store. Online shoppers looking for discounts can click on the Deals section to browse clearance items and the current top deals. You can also access the weekly ad online to browse all the current promotions.
Target Black Friday
Target’s biggest sale day of the year is Black Friday, when shoppers can save big on toys, electronics and more. Some of the best deals during the store’s 2017 Black Friday sale included $90 off the Xbox One S 500GB console, $20 off the Google Home Mini and $20 off the Amazon Fire 7 tablet. The most popular items people purchased during the sales in 2017 included vacuums from Dyson and iRobot, Beats headphones, the Instant Pot 7-in-1 pressure cooker, Ninja coffee makers, iPads, Apple Watches, gaming systems including Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Madden NFLvideo games and food storage sets from Rubbermaid.
Target Photo lets you take photos from your phone and Facebook and turn them into prints, cards, phone cases and other custom creations. Photos can be uploaded to TargetPhoto.com to create cards and prints that can be picked up in-store same-day, or you can visit a Kodak Picture Kiosk to print photos from your phone in-store in minutes. You can also use your photos to create a variety of custom gifts, including puzzles, jewelry, ornaments, water bottles, cards and luggage tags. Or turn them into memories you can cherish forever by creating photo books, wrapped canvases or metal prints. Target also prints passport photos, which you can get shipped directly to your home or pick up in-store.
SuperTargets feature in-house delis and bakeries in addition to the usual Target merchandise and groceries. They are usually larger than traditional Targets, and can also house additional amenities such as Starbucks, Pizza Hut Express, Taco Bell Express, Target Pharmacy, a portrait studio, Target Optical, Target Mobile and bank branches.
Target stock is set to increase in value in 2018, according to InvestorPlace. The retailer had robust holiday sales, and although Target did not meet earning expectations for the first quarter of 2018, experts believe the stocks will make gains in coming quarters. The stock is currently very affordable, with the price at $68.89 per share as of March 23, 2018.