Marketing Plan For The Target Corporation

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The Target Corporation is a retail company that was incorporated in Minnesota in 1902. Target’s purpose and beliefs state that, “We will fulfill the needs and the fuel potential of our guests. That means making Target their preferred shopping destination by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and an exceptional guest experience—consistently fulfilling our Expect More. Pay Less. Brand promise”. It is the second leading discount retail store in the country, trailing behind Wal-Mart. The Corporation operates in three segments: U.S Retail, U.S Credit Card and Canadian. The U.S Retail Segment includes all of their U.S Merchandising operations, which offer everyday essentials and fashionable, differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. Their U.S Credit Card Segment offers credit to qualified guest through their branded proprietary credit cards: Target Credit and the Target Visa. The Canadian Segment includes cost incurred in the U.S and Canada related to their 2013 Canadian retail market entry. The Corporation 1,792 stores, 38 distribution centers in United States, 347,000 team members worldwide, an online business, and global locations in India. The General Environment is defined in the textbook as, the economic, technological, sociocultural, and political/legal trends that indirectly affect all organizations. The economic component of a firm’s general environment refers to the growing or shrinking of the economy. Target, as any other retail company is
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