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May 28th, 2003

Target Food

Target, which is my large discount retailer of choice, is going to be selling more food. What’s being sacrificed to fit in this stuff? Men’s clothes, automotive supplies, home improvement supplies, and sporting goods.

It’s kind of like a mini-Super Target in every store. And from that wacky marketing and business perspective of mine, I’m not entirely sure it’ll work. It’s nice to think that I can go to Target and buy a camcorder, film, a shirt, some eggs, and a taco… sure. Grocery and local food stores are nice, though.

I have been in exactly one Super Target ever, and it was very odd to walk from the bedding section to the pasta sauce section. But if Target does do “fashionable” foods, as the article linked suggests, it might be able to pull this off right. Otherwise, it’ll be Wal-Mart or nothin’.

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jcb July 26, 2007, 7:34 pm

I asked Target’s CEO via their website who and where, their private label food items are made, and they would not say. They did say that the government does not
require this until 2008.

My feeling is if it was made in Minnesota or the US, Target would have said so.
I asked Mr. Urlich in my email would he give his family something to eat that he
did not know where or who made it?

No response…

Paul July 26, 2007, 8:05 pm

“My feeling is if it was made in Minnesota or the US, Target would have said so.”

Not necessarily. It’s possible (and likely, don’t you think?) that their contracts with their suppliers forbid them from disclosing any information about said suppliers.

In any case, a company as big as Target will generally only do what the law calls for – nothing more.

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