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Sounds good to me! Target was getting a little boring, same old stuff. I think these kind of specialty shops will be fun to visit. I like Target for my regular household goods shopping, but, when I need a speical little gift, these shops will be nice to have around.
That may be a good plan. After all, Target's pricing is closer to that of Macy*s than that of WalMart or kMart.
mouthwash-Target's general merchandise on comparable items is 1-2% higher than WalMart, so you are correct that they are closer to Macy's, but I would much rather shop at Target then WalMart and am willing to pay the extra 1-2%.
In the local market, Target's grocery prices are lower than WalMart, Cub and Rainbow according to market basket surveys that have been done.
Target has gotten on the ball on price the last couple years. In 2011 a survey of 35 brand name items show Target was actually $2 cheaper than Wal-mart on the final bill. In fact, Wal-Mart is typically only cheaper on end-cap items, they do a good job of creating the appearance of low prices. Ultimately Target is selling upscale items to make it's profits and matching and beating Wal-mart on the common items.
The comments are being tinkered with to keep Target happy.
As if I needed another reason to go to Target. I'm already there twice a week! (I love that place)
Target prices are closer to Macy's than Wal-Mart's? Meaning... the difference between Target's and Macy's prices are less than the difference between Target's and Wal-Mart's? Or that Target's prices are closer to Macy's because they're slightly higher than Wal-Mart's prices? Like, if I stand on a chair, I'm closer to the moon than you are?
Why would one of the biggest retailers in the world be a reseller of products that it can buy wholesale and market themselves? For example, The Candy Store buys most of what they sell buy from a distributor and then they resell. Everything they sell Target can purchase, probably at hugely discounted prices. Why do they need The Candy Store?
In my experience, Target's prices are no where near Macys. Maybe we could say: Macys is to Kohls, as Target is to Walmart. Does that make sense? ;-)
The best thing I like about Target over WalMart is that almost of all Target customers don't bring all the kids into the store to run around the store disrupting shoppers.
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