With 65 Billion in annual sales, Target earns more than Coca Cola, Dell or Microsoft. It has 1767 Stores in 49 States., they employee more than 350,000 workersand 30 million guests walk through their door weekly.
Target is Hip..Chic. The Company philosophies date back to the founding forefathers from 1902 who owned the Dayton Company….Sell dependable merchandise, have a fair business practice and a generous spirit of giving. These core business ideals have helped Target leap to iconic status. They have been innovators in their field which has helped to build their brand. Chic ad campaigns, partnering with designers who offer their names to exclusive products has carved a niche of shoppers who value quality products at reasonable prices, but more so, Target sells the experience. The stores are clean with inviting wide aisles, Store lighting is bright, colors are bold, Staff are personable and friendly. Customers are guests, based on the practices of Walt Disney. Target has branded the experience as one that is exciting and fun. Add good quality products at fair prices and attention to customer detail.….Expect more, pay less
Behind the Fosters is Michelle Obama in September shopping at TargetOn her shopping list…treats for Bo
Target's business objective was to create an alternative to Wal-Mart's price leadership. It planned do so through upscale discounting, a concept associating style, quality of products, and price competitiveness. This "cheap-chic" strategy enabled Target to become a major brand and consumer-shopping destination, articulated around two main interrelated branding activities: designer partnerships and clever, creative advertising.Target entered high-profile design partnerships across merchandise lines, from apparel to kitchenware to food. Although many retailers have design partnerships, each partnership is unique. With a few exceptions, what matters is not that you have some exclusives with specific designers, but rather how you exploit them. For Target, its design partnerships provided a theme for its advertising, and creating synergy between the two main strands of its branding: design and advertising.Through consistent marketing and communication, Target has transformed its signature bull's-eye logo into a lifestyle symbol. The bull's-eye is recognized by 97percent of American consumers and considered a brand icon in a class with Nike's swoosh and McDonald's arches
Since opening its first stores in 1962, Target has set itself apart from other retailers by offering great design at affordable prices. Target introduced its first design partnership in 1999, through an ongoing collaboration with renowned architect Michael Graves. In 2006, Target put a twist on its successful model with the introduction of GO International, bringing affordable, cutting-edge fashion from high-end runway designers to the masses for a limited-time only. In 2010, Target changed the model yet again by partnering with Liberty of London to create its first limited-edition designer collection spanning multiple departments. To date, the retailer has worked with more than 80 design partners and has developed it own line of products including up and up and archer farms.
2012Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is introducing a new design program, The Shops at Target Through this ongoing program, Target will partner directly with the shop owners of specialty stores and boutiques to co-create affordable, limited-edition collections for its guests. The first flight of The Shops at Target, which debuts on May 6 at all Target stores and Target.com, features five exclusive collections across five different product categories. Targets design partnership is one of the reasons the guest love shopping. It keeps them coming back. Target creates excitement and leaves guest wondering what we’ll do next. The Shops at Target is an example of their constant change of their business model, on their branding and marketing strategy building on that sense of discovery by offering our guests a chance to experience one-of-a-kind specialty stores and boutiques through collections that have been specifically tailored to their wants and needs.
In 1974 Target introduces uniform Planograms to plan the layout and placement of store interior and products. Target stores use a planograms as a way to provide a visual representation of the store's products or services, considered a creation of an optimal visual product placement. The bright white lights in the stores are part of what makes the Target shopping experience unique. We’ve found a new way to save energy and money, while maintaining the bright appeal of our stores. Target is able to bring its successful image, employees are friendly, quickly, able to assist and guide customers to the right product, all the stores are attractive and always clean.Target knows that smart store designs can help minimize theft and fraud risks and ensure guest and team member safety. Many of the store designs guide customers to a great shopping experience. Today, Target operates more than 1,600 stores in 47 states, ( in PA are 64 stores) including more than 200 Super Target® stores that include an upscale grocery shopping experience. In addition to the photo processing centers, pharmacies and Food Avenue® restaurants found in almost every Target, Super Target stores include in-store bakery, deli, meat and produce sections. Target has committed 5% of its income to support local communities
RedcardIn 1995 Target introduces their store credit card known as Redcard. When customers use REDcard at Target.com, all the purchases are ship for free. No minimum purchase. No membership fee. And that's on top of the 5% savings they already receive just for shopping with the REDcard. With the Redcard customers are able to help their favorite K-12 school; Customer can choose their kids' elementary school, the neighborhood middle school or any other eligible school. Target’ll donate 1% of your REDcard purchases at Target and Target.com. Customers can enroll in Pharmacy Rewards and use their REDcard to fill five prescriptions at Target Pharmacy to earn 5% off a day of Target shopping, add that to the 5% off you already get with your REDcard purchases.. US-based Target stores were the first to introduce an electronic self services gift registry in 1993, using a service provided by The Gift Certificate Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. A bridal registry is a service (online or stores) that help engaged couples in the communication of gift preferences to wedding guests. [ Registration allows guests to shop on-line or one of the local stores. Return and exchange are benefits of this service: Couples often have up to 90 days to return an item that is unopened and/or unused. When a gift receipt was not included, the Gift Purchase Log can serve as a gift receipt.Brides and grooms may start using the tools available online wedding gift registry at Target.com to get everything they need and want. Helpful tools include: Jumpstart My Registry: Target will suggest registry items that fit your lifestyle and budget needs. Registry Favorites: Look at the most popular registry items available Add by Category: Pick out everything needed for the home, kitchen and garden by adding gifts to the registry through each categoryAnother benefits at target is the Gift cards: mobile gift card can be use to buy products. Customers can send a Gift Card from their phone to family and friends, gift cards has no fees, never expires, can be reloaded, can be activated online. https://redcard.target.com/redcard/content/rcw_benefits_tgt_rewards
Target is consistently showing a Current ratio higher than other competitors for example Walmart & Costco:The current ratio shows how liquid a company is or how well a company can pay its short-term obligations. It is the ratio of current assets over current liabilities. This is one of the easiest ways to determine if a company is stable. If the ratio is less than one this means the company has more liabilities than assets which can signal a company could be in trouble. Because Target has a ratio higher than 1 we can see that they are a stable company and as this ratio increases it means their asset are growing faster than their debt.Currently Target is 1.3 according to Forbes, so it has dropped off a bit but they are still above one.References:http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/currentratio.asp#axzz1kiXDcWlAhttp://finapps.forbes.com/finapps/jsp/finance/compinfo/Ratios.jsp?tkr=TGThttp://plagiastop.hubpages.com/hub/Taerget-Corp-Financial-Report--Crap-Essay
The Inventory Turnover ratio will show how many times the inventory of a company is sold/replaced over a specific time. It is calculated by the sales of a company cost of goods sold over the Inventory of a company. This ratio helps you to figure out how well a company is using what it has. The higher the turnover the faster it can be turned into cash because a lot of capital can be tied up in inventory. Target is not doing as well as the competitors in this area and currently it is at 4.9 according to Forbes. This is one area they need improvement.References:http://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/inventoryturnover.asp#axzz1kiXDcWlAhttp://finapps.forbes.com/finapps/jsp/finance/compinfo/Ratios.jsp?tkr=TGThttp://plagiastop.hubpages.com/hub/Taerget-Corp-Financial-Report--Crap-Essay.
Capital expenditures are costs that will create future benefits. This happens when a company buys or upgrades a physical fixed asset. This can be in the form of equipment, property or buildings. Capital expenditures are found on the cash flow (Investing) Although Target has not done well in the past with Capital expenditures, which may be in part due to the economic downturn. In 2013, Target will be opening its first store in Canada by purchasing Zellers Inc for 1.825 Billion dollars. They expect to open up to 100 to 150 sites in Canada with an expected financial return similar to those seen in the United States. Although earnings will slip prior to the opening of the store, it is expected to rebound after the opening. In class we talked about taking risks, and Target is no exception. Some of these risks that have been identified are the risk of not meeting the projected timeline, It may be more expensive to integrate than initially expected and, the risk of moving into a new market (and in this case a new country). They are hopeful that this will be a successful venture which will add uniqueness as other stores like Walmart do not do business in this market.References:http://pressroom.target.com/pr/news/target-corporation-to-acquire-real-estate.aspxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_expenditure
I this graph you can see breakdown of those expenditures and you can see that Target’s capital expenditures are the highest in New Store Openings. This will increase even higher with the expansion into Canada.
Target’s main mission is to serve their “guests” with outstanding service, which is done through continued innovation and value that is exceptional. In keeping with this philosophy, Target keeps the merchandise in-stock, quick check outs and keeps its stores clean and attractive. Their upscale and dependable products has increased their brand recognition . This dependable service has led to them having one of the most recognized symbols in the world.They are a stable company that is continuing to expand. They have 1767 stores in 49 states and soon to be expanding into Canada. They set them selves apart through their commitment to the consumer, contributions to the community, environmental and economic responsibilities. This Business Model, that has done almost everything right, is one that other stores in the industry would surely love to copy.
TARGET CORPORATION Team Invictus Josie Clark Chris Hirschman Arlene Padilla Kathy Ring Esther Vittini
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ON TARGET Business Model Philosophy Marketing Experience Innovators Rowley, L. (2003). On Target: How the Worlds Hottest Retailer Hit a Bulls-Eye http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030876
ON TARGET Guest Household income: $64K 43% Children at home 57% College graduates Median age: 43 http://pressroom.target.com/pr/news/target-unveils-new-design-partnership-221743.aspx http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/44728925#44728925
ON TARGET Marketing Branding Experience Innovators http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/4319.html http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030876
ON TARGET http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/4319.html
ON TARGET http://pressroom.target.com/pr/news/target-unveils-new-design-partnership-221743.aspx http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030876
ON TARGET Target Mission Unique Competition http://sites.target.com/images/corporate/about/responsibility_report/2009/2009_full_report.pdf http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697
ON TARGET Defining Target Great value Community Diversity Environment http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697
ON TARGET Getting the Customers Pharmacy ClearRx Generic drugs Positive reputation Philanthropy Customer demand Apparel selection http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Corporation http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030876
ON TARGET Keeping the Customers Mix of stylish products Price Leadership Strong private label brands Keep in competition with Wal-Mart http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697
ON TARGET Keeping the Customers Addressing demands of the customer Product and image One-stop shopping Technology http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697 http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031697 http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030876
ON TARGET Creating Value Shopping experience Community programs Products Store layouts http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031699
ON TARGET Value to Deliver Registries Club Wedd Target Baby Redcard Giftcard http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031699 http://redcard.target.com/redcard/content/rcw_benefits_tgt_rewards
ON TARGET Current Ratio http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/kavajecz/10_Fall/Target_Presentation.pdf
ON TARGET Inventory Turnover Ratio http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/kavajecz/10_Fall/Target_Presentation.pdf
ON TARGET Total Capital Expenditures http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/kavajecz/10_Fall/Target_Presentation.pdf
ON TARGET Capital Expenditures http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/kavajecz/10_Fall/Target_Presentation.pdf