Target Corporation SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Target Corporation with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Target Corporation

Parent Company

Target Corporation


Department Stores


Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Daily deals


Second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart



Customer looking for consumer goods

Target Group

Middle class and upper class individuals


American retailing company

SWOT Analysis


1. More than 365,000 employees
2. Revenue performance is good which is backed by a strong financial position
3. Recipient of several award and recognition
4. Only national retailer employing a Garment Hanger reuse program

5. Has approximately 1800 stores

6. Sponsorship of major events and sporting events has enhanced it brand visibility


1. Past legal cases have affected the brand image

2. Despite being a strong brand, it hasn’t penetrated in to the international markets


1.Disposable income is increasing of the customers

2. Tapping the international market specially emerging economies

3. Acquisition of smaller retail chains

4. More visibility through advertising and customer focused services


1. Huge competition from other international retail chains
2. Increase raw material prices

3. Increasing competition and changing economic scenarios



1. Wall mart
2. Aeon
3. Macy's

The table above concludes the Target Corporation SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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