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Target Corp. history, profile and corporate video

   Target Corp. is an American general merchandise retailer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. It was originally founded under the name of Dayton Dry Goods Company by George D. Dayton, in 1902.

   In 1903, it was renamed as the Dayton’s Dry Goods Company and later renamed again as the Dayton Company in 1910.

   Following George D. Dayton’s death in 1938, son George N. Dayton was named as the president of The Dayton Company and began to grow the company into a nationwide retailer.

   In 1962, The Dayton Company opened the first Target store in Roseville, Minnesota, and later it changed its name to Dayton Corporation, in 1967.

   In 1969, Dayton Corporation joined forces with the J.L. Hudson Company of Detroit and merged to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation.

   The Dayton-Hudson Corporation was renamed to Target Corporation, in 2000.


   The company offers a wide range of products, including categories such as: beauty and health products, bedding, clothing and accessories, electronics, food, furniture, jewelry, lawn and garden, pet supplies, shoes, small appliances, toys/games, and many more.


   With more than 368 000 employees and stores in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Target Corp. is considered one of the largest retailers in the United States. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, ”corporate.target.com” and ”www.target.com”.

**Video published on YouTube by “Target“.