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Forbes rips Target's "Shops" concept

Target has unveiled its new marketing campaign called "Shops," which takes entrepreneurs from around the country and plops them inside the larger Target retail box.
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Target has unveiled its new marketing campaign called "Shops," which takes entrepreneurs from around the country and plops them inside the larger Target retail box. Forbes says that Target is "uncharacteristically behind the curve on this concept, which commercial real estate developers have already seized upon to counter shopping mall blandness."

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