Target Corporation (Target), incorporated in 1902, operates Target general merchandise stores with an assortment of general merchandise and food items, as well as SuperTarget stores with a line of food and general merchandise items. Target.com offers an assortment of general merchandise, including many items found in the Company’s stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors, sold only online. The Company operates in two segments: Retail and Credit Card. The Retail Segment includes all of its merchandising operations, including its general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States and its integrated online business. The Credit Card Segment offers credit to qualified guests through its branded credit cards, the Target Visa and the Target Card (collectively, REDcards).
As of January 31, 2009, the Company operated 34 distribution centers. A significant portion of the Company’s sales is from national brand merchandise. In addition, it sells merchandise under private-label brands, including, but not limited to, Archer Farms, Boots & Barkley, Choxie, Circo, Durabuilt, Embark, Garden Place, Gilligan & O’Malley, itso, Kaori, Market Pantry, Merona, Playwonder, Room Essentials, Sutton and Dodge, Target Brand, Target Home, Trutech, Vroom, Wine Cube and Xhilaration. The Company also sells merchandise through programs, such as ClearRx, GO International and Home Design Event. In addition, it sells merchandise under licensed brands, including, but not limited to, C9 by Champion, Chefmate, Cherokee, Converse One Star, Eddie Bauer, Fieldcrest, Genuine Kids by Osh Kosh, Kitchen Essentials by Calphalon, Liz Lange for Target, Michael Graves Design, Mossimo, Nick & Nora, Perfect Pieces by Victoria Hagan, Sean Conway, Simply Shabby Chic, Smith & Hawken, Sonia Kashuk, Thomas O’Brien, Waverly and Woolrich. The Company also generates revenue from in-store amenities, such as Food Avenue, Target Clinic, Target Pharmacy and Target Photo, and from leased or licensed departments, such as Optical, Pizza Hut, Portrait Studio and Starbucks.