Target enlisting boutiques to create stores within stores

  • Article by: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 12, 2012 - 9:39 PM
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angel123Jan. 12, 1211:19 AM

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.

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mouthwashJan. 12, 1211:29 AM

That may be a good plan. After all, Target's pricing is closer to that of Macy*s than that of WalMart or kMart.

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roadmonJan. 12, 1212:20 PM

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.

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motytrahJan. 12, 12 1:00 PM

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.

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niceinniceJan. 12, 12 1:12 PM

The comments are being tinkered with to keep Target happy.

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srhoej3Jan. 12, 12 1:22 PM

As if I needed another reason to go to Target. I'm already there twice a week! (I love that place)

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bik4u62Jan. 12, 12 1:29 PM

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?

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smartyy1Jan. 12, 12 2:20 PM

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?

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davethedogJan. 12, 12 2:21 PM

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? ;-)

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smartyy1Jan. 12, 12 2:26 PM

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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