THE TARGET CORPORATION
The Target Corporation is more than just a company comprised of discount retail stores. It also includes Target Commercial Interiors, Target Sourcing Services/Associated Merchandising Corporation, Target.com, and Target Financial Services.
Target Commercial Interiors specializes in offering high-quality goods and services for office environments, reflecting all aspects of the Target brand. This facet if the Target corporation has been “providing productive work environments for small, medium, and large corporations” for over 50 years (www.targetcommercialinteriors.com). In addition to providing professional grade products, Target Commercial Interiors also provides planning, financing, building, and managing services, as well as online client services at their Facility Service Center “enabling facility professionals to monitor and manage their enterprise anywhere, anytime.”
The other areas of the Target Corporation are equally as notable in growing the Target business philosophy of “Expect More. Pay Less.” Target Sourcing Services/Associated Merchandising Corporation is in charge of scouring the globe in search of the top-quality, on-trend merchandise that Americans see in the retail stores, all at a valuable price point. In addition, Target Financial Services manages the Target REDCards, either a store-specific Target card or the Target Visa card that can be used wherever credit cards are accepted. Target.com is the online shopping experience for those consumers who prefer to shop online or do not have access to a Target store. There are also online-specific items at Target.com that Target retail stores do not carry in order to entice shoppers to utilize its online services.
Target retail stores are the most visible product of the Target Corporation. They have been a part of American culture since 1962 when the company’s first store opened in Roseville, Minnesota, serving as the prototype...