Target's bold new venture: Mini-store for urban shopper

The Minneapolis-based retailer is experimenting with a smaller store that caters specifically to the city customer. At a busy intersection in Chicago, a two-level CityTarget will open on Sunday with more checkout lanes, two-shelf shopping carts and smaller sizes of goods like toilet paper so that shoppers can more easily carry as they walk home, grab a cab, or hop on the "L" train.
Author:
Publish date:

The Minneapolis-based retailer is experimenting with a smaller store that caters specifically to the city customer. At a busy intersection in Chicago, a two-level CityTarget will open on Sunday with more checkout lanes, two-shelf shopping carts and smaller sizes of goods like toilet paper so that shoppers can more easily carry as they walk home, grab a cab, or hop on the "L" train.

Next Up

Related

Target debuts its first small-format stores

The Minneapolis-based discount chain opened its first CityTarget stores in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle on Wednesday. The new slimmed-down format is designed to cater to urban shoppers, while still featuring fresh food, apparel and electronics.

Target stores to hire Geek Squad agents

Minneapolis-based Target is teaming up with Richfield-based Best Buy to test a tech-support program. The Denver Post reports more than two-dozen Target stores in the Denver metro will start featuring Best Buy’s Geek Squad agents this fall. One store in the Twins Cities will also take part in the pilot project. The trained technicians will offer in-store gadget repairs to home-theater delivery and installation.