Target Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the fifth largest
retailer by sales revenue in the US behind Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Kroger and
1902: George D. Dayton opens Goodfellows in downtown Minneapolis.
1962: The Dayton Company enters discount merchandising with the opening of its
first Target Store.
1969: With the merger of the Dayton Corporation and the J. L. Hudson
Company, the Dayton Hudson Corporation was born.
1995: Target launched Club Wedd® bridal registry and Lullaby Club® baby gift registry
2000: The Dayton Hudson Corporation is renamed Target Corporation.
2005: Target introduced a major revision of prescription bottles, which it calls the ClearRx system
2006: In 2006, Target completed construction of the Robert J. Ulrich Center in Embassy Golf Links in Bangalore