Analysis of Target Corporation

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Target Corporation is a well-known American discount retailing company, founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the U.S. (Walmart being the largest) (Target, 2014). Target’s analysis will provide an insight into the corporation and its working. It look at and evaluate it in terms of terms of its effectiveness in each of these areas, such as: the structure, goals, agendas, boundaries, control, culture, politics, and decision-making processes. Based on the evaluation, this paper will help to provide suggestions for improvements within the different areas, if the need arises. THE COMPANY Target is an upscale discounter that provides high-quality, trendy merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and guest-friendly stores. In addition, Target operates an online business, Target.com. It all started in 1902, when George Dayton joined in partnership with Goodfellow’s Dry Goods Company, the fourth biggest department store that is located in Minneapolis, MN. Dayton, wanting to be more involved in the company bought out Goodfellow’s to become sole owner and President of Dayton Dry Goods Company (Target Corporation, 2014). Travel on down through the years as Daytons continues to grow, until 1962. That was the year an icon was born, its name is “Target.” On May 1st, 1962, guests in the Twin Cities learned the news of Target’s first grand opening, in Roseville, MN (Target Corporation, 2014). This is

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