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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.
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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.

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