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Team members across the company are stepping up for guests and communities, helping families get the food, medicine and essentials they need during the pandemic, and Target is supporting them every step of the way.
As an extra thank-you for their efforts over the 2019 holiday season, we brought back our work.win.give. appreciation program, which awarded two team members at each store and distribution center a $250 Target donation to give to their favorite local community organizations. Each winner also received a $250 GiftCard to keep for themselves!
In January, UCLA professor Ramesh Srinivasan (left) joined CIO Mike McNamara for a fireside chat at Target Northern Campus in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The event was part of our technology team’s latest Demo Day, where hundreds of team members stopped in for a closer look at cool tech projects in the works.
Surprise! “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg stopped by our Edgewater, N.J., store to join in the Heroes & Helpers fun. Target teams across the country are celebrating 10 years of the program, which pairs public safety partners with underserved youth to go holiday shopping for their families in our stores.
Even Santa can’t resist Target’s great deals and convenient same-day delivery and pickup services. On Black Friday, he pulled into a Drive Up parking space at a Los Angeles Target to grab a large order of toys and gifts—with Bullseye the dog in tow.
CEO Brian Cornell at the Holiday preview at Target Studio in New York City on October 23, 2019
Just a few of the team members who brought to life the Disney store at Target in Maple Grove, Minnesota, for grand opening on October 4, 2019
At a team hack day last year, Senior Engineer Rilee Krier had a great idea for new software that could bring guests better, more personal experiences at Target’s self-checkout machines. Now, she’s leading the team that’s taking the technology to new levels, including a recent promo to celebrate the launch of our 20th Anniversary Collection.
In June, team members and dozens of kids in Dallas celebrated the opening of five of the new mini-pitches we’re building across the country in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation. We’re on our way to creating 100 of these new soccer play spaces by 2020, and helping kids participate in the foundation’s Soccer for Success curriculum.
In April, Target’s Drive Up service expands to Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, and also makes its debut at more of our stores in California and Texas. Guests place orders in the Target app, then pull into designated spots in our parking lot and a team member brings their purchase right out to the car. In and out in a snap!
CEO Brian Cornell from the stage at Target's 2019 Financial Community Meeting in New York City
In January, our team members across the country set out to volunteer for projects in their neighborhoods in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Throughout December, more than 300 of our teams hosted Heroes & Helpers events at their stores, which pair local public safety officials with youth for a day of fun and holiday shopping for their families.
Yep, that’s Chrissy Teigen showing off her mad cashier skills. She joined team members and guests at one of our stores to celebrate the launch of the Cravings by Chrissy Teigen collection, available exclusively at Target.
Legendary tennis superstar Serena Williams stopped by Target HQ for a talk moderated by her husband, venture capitalist and co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. On the docket: Stories about her career, what it was like growing up with her sister Venus (they go on Target runs together) and life as a new mother.
The perfect way to wrap Fall National Week? Coffee and conversation. CEO Brian Cornell and his leadership team fielded questions (and shared a few laughs) with the Target team.
Following the release of Target’s Q2 2018 earnings on August 22, CEO Brian Cornell joined Becky Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss our strong performance during the quarter, and what’s next as we continue moving our strategy forward.
On Aug. 1 we celebrated the debut of not one, but two, new fashion-forward brands for our Gen Z guests: Wild Fable and Original Use. At the launch party, guests co-created a mural, customized tees and bags with chainstitchng and screenprinting, and saw a first glimpse of the full collections.
MLS All-Star Game MVP Josef Martínez and his teammates joined local families for the opening of a new community soccer play space in Atlanta. Part of our $14M commitment to youth soccer, Target is creating 100 play spaces across the U.S. by 2020 with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, providing safe and accessible places for families to play.
At San Diego Comic-Con, our team joined industry legends and fans for the unveiling of the new, Target-exclusive Mego action figure line. From L to R: Mego co-founder and CEO Marty Abrams, football star and actor Joe Namath, Target senior buyer Dave Bere, The Wilko Group’s Geoff Wolanski, and Nik Nayar, Target’s VP of Toys.
A first for Target HQ team members: the chance to run and walk in support of the new Team Member Giving Fund, at Target North Campus in Brooklyn Park, MN in June.
That’s Chief Merchandising Officer Mark Tritton with… well, you know. The cultural icon stopped by Target HQ to celebrate our Target-exclusive line of Mickey-inspired merchandise, from apparel and home to beauty and more.
In June, actress and mom of three Jennifer Garner surprised the team at our store in West Hollywood, California, stopping by the refrigerated section to see the Once Upon a Time brand she co-founded on our shelves. She even donned a red shirt and name tag, courtesy of the team, and she fit right in, natch.
As part of our 2018 Dog Days team celebration at Headquarters, the Target Leadership Team took to the volleyball court to raise funds for the new Team Member Giving Fund, which benefits Team Members affected by natural disasters. From left: Mark Tritton, Don Liu, Minsok Pak, Rick Gomez, Steph Lundquist, Cathy Smith and Brian Cornell.
Our Hawaii store teams stepped up to help their communities as residents endured earthquakes and lava flow following volcanic eruptions on the Big Island. Volunteers assisted their local donation center and food bank, and provided donations to the American Red Cross and other organizations.
In April, we announced we’re expanding our electric vehicle program—with the help of industry experts Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America—to 600+ parking spaces at 100+ sites across 20+ states with charging stations over the next two years. It’s just one example of the work we’re doing every day to help keep the planet healthy.
As the launch of Hunter for Target approaches, we hosted the ultimate family festival in Pasadena, California. Attendees and celebrity friends enjoyed a concert featuring OneRepublic, Charlie Puth, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan and DJ Questlove, outdoor activities and a chance to shop the collection early.
In March, CEO Brian Cornell joined Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis onstage at the 2018 Catalyst Awards Conference in New York for a conversation about empowering women in the workplace.
In February, we shared the news that we’ll continue as jersey sponsor for the Minnesota United FC soccer team. Bullseye the dog was on hand to help with the big 2018 kit reveal.
At the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in January, we teamed up with music artists Zedd, Maren Morris (pictured) and Grey to debut a star-studded music video featuring their hot new track, “The Middle.” The song was also featured in the Target Style Spring campaign.
We welcomed visitors to Minneapolis for the Big Game with fun for the whole family. We transformed our Target Plaza Commons space into the Bullseye Lodge, decked out with a Minnesota-inspired north woods theme and filled with activities, snacks and more.
On Dec. 13, Shipt CEO and founder Bill Smith greeted our Minneapolis HQ team as we celebrated a big announcement: Target is acquiring Shipt, with plans to bring same-day delivery to about half our stores beginning early 2018.
There’s lots of excitement at our Heroes & Helpers store events across the country (including our Westbury, N.Y., Target, pictured here) as local kids and families pair up with law enforcement officers for some holiday shopping fun.
We hosted our winter “Bullseye’s Bash” celebration for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families, where attendees enjoyed a ballet performance, treats, games and more. As a 20-year-plus St. Jude partner, these events are one way we help lift the families’ spirits during the holidays and all year long.
In December, kids teamed up with basketball stars for a holiday shopping spree at our Minneapolis store. Target partnered with the Minnesota Timberwolves and nonprofit United Heroes League to surprise 15 kids whose parents currently serve in the military.
In November, guests kicked off the holiday shopping season with family and friends, picking up Target’s hottest Black Friday and Cyber Week deals.
Magnolia co-founders Chip and Joanna Gaines stopped by the Waco, Texas, Target to celebrate the launch of the new Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand. Our teams worked with the couple to create special guest experiences for its debut, like this 12-foot-tall house display in select stores.
In October, we celebrated the opening of 12 new stores across the nation, including a new small-format store in New York City's iconic Herald Square.
Target’s Diversity & Inclusion business councils welcomed Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, principal consultant at Cook-Ross, anthropologist and HBCU president, to Target HQ. She joined Caroline Wanga, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, onstage to share insights with our team about working together, inspiring change and creating a more inclusive society.
Volunteers from across the U.S. gathered in Memphis, Tenn., in June to throw a circus-themed summer Bullseye Bash for the kids and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its long-term housing facility, Target House. The semi-annual bashes are just one way we support St. Jude families as their kids receive lifesaving treatments.
In May, CBS’s The Price is Right said “Come on down!” to team member Ryan Belz from our Elmira, N.Y., store. How’d it go? Ryan walked away with a record-breaking $31,500 Plinko win.
Our Fontana, Calif., distribution center celebrated its 35th anniversary in May with a carnival for the whole crew—including a few team members who’ve been there since the day the doors opened!
As part of Minted's #Minted50 series, Nadine Steklenski, Target's VP of kids' product design, tasked her team to sketch an illustration celebrating their everyday, then “Play It Forward” by passing the sketchbook to someone else to do the same. Minted then challenged its community to launch their own designs based on their everyday. So fun!
To celebrate the April launch of Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Switch, over 650 Target stores across the country went into full game-on mode, with larger-than-life Mario action. We transformed our bollards (those big red balls at our entrances) into Mario and Luigi, our doors into motion-activated starting lines and our carts into Super Target Karts.
In April, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten joined Target volunteers building a new playground at Texas Leadership Charter Academy in Arlington. Part of our ongoing work with wellness partner KaBOOM!, it’s the eighth play space we’ve built in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and will bring more than 1,000 kids new opportunities to stay active.
In the next 3 years, we’ll spend billions of dollars reimagining and repositioning our stores to bring guests more inspiration and convenience. This sketch of our next generation design is a peek at what’s to come as we remodel 110 stores and open 30 new small-format stores this year. In 2018 and 2019, we’ll fully renovate 500 more stores.
This work of art atop our Phoenix DC is one of our newest solar energy sites (and our largest so far), drumming up nearly 3,000 MWH of energy a year. A milestone on the way to our goal of having 500 buildings with solar power by 2020. As of April, we’ve completed projects at 350+ buildings—more than any other U.S. company. Photo by Christian McBeth
On April 1, designer Victoria Beckham celebrated the upcoming launch of the Victoria Beckham for Target collection at an English garden-themed event in Los Angeles. Guests included Zoe Saldana, Naomie Harris, Jessica Alba, Kate Mara and more.
President George W. Bush traded greetings with team member veterans at a breakfast we hosted in Dallas to honor the opening of his “Portraits of Courage” exhibition. The Target-sponsored exhibit of his paintings features American military veterans, and benefits programs that help veterans transition back to civilian life and find rewarding careers.
To celebrate the GRAMMY® Awards and bring viewers #MoreMusic, Target debuted a one-of-a-kind ad featuring pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and hip hop sensation Lil Yachty. They teamed up with producer Mike Will Made-It on a remake of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s 1988 hit “It Takes Two,” taking over a Target store for an epic dance party.
After closing for a seven-week renovation, Target Open House—our connected home lab and concept store in San Francisco—reopened its doors to the public in February. The redesigned space includes larger areas to host events, more interactive displays and other enhancements that will help us showcase smart home technology in new ways.
In January, Target became an official partner of Major League Soccer (MLS), and announced a jersey sponsorship of Minnesota United FC and a broad commitment to youth soccer. We’re also the presenting sponsor of the 2017 MLS All-Star Game at Chicago’s Soldier Field. This major investment marks the largest team sports push in Target’s history.
Cover your ears! Chef Jamie DeRosa fired up the blender, making delicious strawberry smoothies during a healthy cooking class for kids at his Miami restaurant, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster on Jan. 28. The event was co-hosted by Target and our wellness partner, Common Threads, and featured better-for-you ingredients from our Simply Balanced collection.
On Jan. 25, we celebrated the opening of our new store in downtown Brooklyn's Albee Square. Team members and community leaders including NYC Public Advocate Letitia James (second from left) cut the ribbon during the grand opening events.
On Dec. 7, Target hosted a surprise-filled premiere event to unveil our mini-musical, The Toycracker. In addition to a first look at the film, attendees saw a live show with spectacular dance numbers, and later joined the cast party where they decorated cookies and took photos with Bullseye the dog.
Actresses Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde joined Toycracker stars John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in the audience to watch the mini film for the first time.
On Dec. 1, Target threw its annual winter Bullseye’s Bash for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and families, with holiday activities—like this illuminated mural—and a spectacular live show. The festive event is just one way we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our partnership with St. Jude.
After a long night of shopping fun, CEO Brian Cornell joins Bullseye the dog, Chief Merchandising Officer Mark Tritton, CFO Cathy Smith, Chief Legal Officer Don Liu, store team members, other leaders and families bright and early to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
"Saturday Night Live" cast members Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant share a laugh on set at our North Bergen, New Jersey store. The venerable late-night sketch comedy show shot a spoof Target ad that aired during the November 19th broadcast.
16-year-old Claire Christianson (right) displays her #ThinkOutside award-winning chair design at the Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair in New York. She worked with a mentor from Target’s Product Design and Development team (left) earlier this year to bring her design to life.
Garth Brooks surprised team members at Target’s Sept. 15 Fall National meeting, as we announced an exclusive 10-disc boxed set with the legendary artist, just in time for the holidays.
Two of our favorite pop culture icons meet at last!
Thousands of Duke students got the surprise of a lifetime Aug. 25 when Duke basketball legend Grant Hill showed up to help them shop for back-to-college essentials.
On July 21, kids took a big plunge on our giant slide that doubled as a catwalk, modeling looks from Cat & Jack, Target's new line of clothing for kids and baby.
Kids and families (including a few celebrity friends) stopped in for Target’s Cat & Jack fashion show in New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. Visitors enjoyed the slide, played games and snapped pics in a photo booth, and got goodies from popsicle carts and a giant gumball machine.
We hosted Who What Wear's Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr at Target HQ on May 23 for our first-ever Spot on Style event. Team members took in style tidbits from Katherine and Hillary, got the scoop from Target style leaders, enjoyed free consultations from our Beauty Concierge and enjoyed tasty refreshments.
On April 21, we illuminated the lights atop our Minneapolis headquarters to mark the passing of pop icon, Minneapolis native and one-time Target partner Prince
On April 13, team members and leaders at our Minneapolis headquarters met up in Target Hall for some coffee and great conversation.
On March 21, we hosted editors at our New York City gallery space for a preview of the Marimekko for Target collection.
On Feb. 1, Target and our African American Business Council hosted a panel event celebrating African American voices in history, art and culture. NPR’s Michele Norris moderated the discussion with Target’s Caroline Wanga, Lou and Sarah Bellamy of Penumbra Theater, and Lonnie Bunch, director of NMAAHC.
On Dec. 3, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and several of their Timberwolves teammates surprised local kids with a holiday shopping spree at a Minneapolis Target store as part of the NBA Cares program.
In honor of Target’s fall style campaign, Kyle Larson’s Chevy received a plaid makeover. Though Larson finished 17th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his car was topped the trend chart!
Congrats to Team Target IndyCar driver Scott Dixon on winning his fourth IndyCar Series championship following a first place finish at the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 30, 2015.
Target and Camila Alves hosted a back to school event at Target Studio in New York City.
Julie Guggemos, senior vice president, Product Design and Development, Target, works with campers at STITCHED Fashion Camp in East Hampton, N.Y. As part of Target’s sponsorship of this year’s camp, Julie helped host two master class sessions.
Celebrating summer with a little Friday fun. On July 24, the Target team enjoyed live music, lawn games, ice cream and snacks, and even a dunk tank as part of our Dog Days event at Target Plaza Commons in Minneapolis.
Target Open House–part retail space, part lab, part meeting space–is now open in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center.
Target Open House–part retail space, part lab, part meeting space–is now open in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center. Learn more here: https://corporate.target.com/article/2015/07/open-house-connected-home
On June 13, Target and Bullseye were excited to #TakePride and celebrate who we were all born to be at the Pride Festival and parade in Los Angeles
This weekend, Target athlete Ryan Dungey won the overall at Muddy Creek in Blountville, TN. Way to go, Ryan!
Three cheers for Team Target's Scott Dixon on his Verizon IndyCar win at Saturday's Firestone 600!
We announced a new small-format store opening in Rosslyn, VA, in October 2015. Just outside of Washington D.C., the 20,000 square foot store features a pharmacy, grab-and-go grocery area, Starbucks and guest-favorite beauty, apparel, home items and more.
On May 7, Target and The Glow hosted an interactive kids' fashion preview at Adore Floral Inc. in New York City. The Glow founder Violet Gaynor and Hilaria Baldwin were among those who brought their children to preview Target's latest designs and make DIY floral arrangements and crowns.
To celebrate the 2015 Made to Matter collection, Target hosted a "Party in the Park” in San Francisco on April 26, that included activities focusing on wellness, art and togetherness.
To celebrate the 2015 Made to Matter collection, Target hosted a "Party in the Park" in San Francisco on April 26, that included activities focusing on wellness, art and togetherness.
Last weekend, Target joined partner Camila Alves for the Mack, Jack and McConaughey (MJ&M) 2015 fundraiser held in Austin, Texas. MJ&M is a two day event benefiting select non-profits that empower children. Target provided clothing for kids from the Just Keep Livin' foundation, pictured above with Ms. Alves.
Guests shop and lounge at the Lilly Pulitzer for Target pop-up shop at Bryant Park Grill.
Laysha Ward, Target’s EVP and chief corporate social responsibility officer stepped out in Lilly Pulitzer for Target at the UNCF event, “An Evening of Stars,” where Target awarded UNCF’s Rising Star Scholars with five $25,000 scholarships.
We announced a third small-format location opening in the Bay Area in October 2015. The 17,334-square-foot store features an assortment curated for the Ingleside Terraces neighborhood, including apparel, home, beauty, kids’ toys and more.
We announced our first small-format store in Chicago, set to open in October 2015. Located in Streeterville, store offerings include pharmacy, Target Mobile, Order Pickup service, Fan Central merchandise and more.
Bullseye is in Kahului, Maui today for the blessing of a new @Target store opening Wednesday!
Sweet! Cotton Candy Oreos are totally a thing and you can only get them in Target’s grocery aisle (for a limited time).
Yesterday, Target and ORLY hosted an exciting (and colorful) ORLY Color AMP’D event in New York City! The exclusive nail care collection is available on Target.com and will be in Target stores starting March 8.
Patrice Yursik, creator of Afrobella.com, and author Chental-Song Bembry attended the Target Style suite at Black Girls Rock. The show, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King in Newark, N.J., aired April 5 on BET.
AVA & VIV, Target’s new Plus-size collection was featured on Good Morning America this morning, and get this: Brand Ambassador Gabi Gregg stopped by for a chat!
Guests sit and relax on Lilly Pulitzer for Target chairs in the entrance to the Lilly Pulitzer for Target pop-up shop event at Bryant Park Grill.