About Target

In 1881, George D. Dayton purchases land on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and forms the Dayton Dry Goods Company, later known as Target. Formerly a banker and real estate investor he becomes a partner in Dayton Dry Goods Company, the fourth largest department store in Minneapolis. Eventually taking full ownership, his store gains a reputation for dependable merchandise and fair business practices. The store is renamed The Dayton Company in 1911 to better reflect its wide assortment of products and services.

In 1918, the company becomes the founding member of the Retail Research Association, later renamed as Associated Merchandising Corporation. Dayton creates The Dayton Foundation in 1918 with a $1 million endowment with the purpose to “aid in promoting the welfare of mankind anywhere in the world”. This foundation becomes the Dayton-Hudson Foundation in 1968 and then the Target Foundation in 2000.

When freight handlers went on strike in 1920, Dayton hired two planes to transport 400 pounds of merchandise for his shoppers, thus ushering in a new method of transporting merchandise. His sons and grandsons continued his vision upon his death in 1938. In 1946, The Dayton Company established a practice of giving 5% of pretax profits back to the community, becoming the second American company to do so.

Target has been the leader in providing quality merchandise for its shoppers since its inception. Today, Target offers such diversified goods as handbags & totes, Target hoodie, diaper creams, ointments & powders.

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