Top 10 Retail Companies in the World 2016

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6. Target Corporation

Target Corporation is an upscale discount retailer which provides high-quality merchandise at attractive prices its well-designed stores.

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Its services are designed to fulfill its Expect More Pay Less brand promise. The company was founded by George Dayton and had its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was originally named as Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902.


Then being renamed the Dayton's Dry Goods Company in 1903 and its name was further changed to the Dayton Company in 1910. Target has 1793 stores and 38 distribution outlets in United States. It is one of the largest organizations employing more than 341000 members worldwide. The company was incorporated on February 11, 1902 and since then its offers everyday essential products and merchandise to customers. It sells merchandise and food through its store and digital channels. The Company's stores offer an edited food assortment, including frozen items perishables, dry grocery and dairy .The company, through its online channel offers a range of general merchandise, including numerous items found in its stores, additionally a complementary assortment is also included, such as various sizes and colors which are sold only online.

Target has always received many accolades, with one of them being ranked No. 39 by Fortune magazine on its list of the World's Most Admired Companies. The US Environmental Protection Agency also had recognized Target with a Year award.

Revenues: $73.7 Bn

Employees: 341000

Stores: 1792

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