Target has plans to open a smaller version of their normal stores in South Park, San Diego during next year.
The group started their small-store trail during July with its first TargetExpress opening in Minneapolis. It stated that it has plans for the opening of its sixth TargetExpress store next July, in South Park.
The store is set to replace the Gala Foods supermarket, based at Fern and Grape streets. Gala Foods, the owners of the property, will close the grocery store at the start of November, which is when Target will lease the property.
Although some of the local residents have displayed outrage at a Target opening, there are others who have grown tired of the limited offerings and tired look of Gala, and are willing to ‘wait and see’. Some of the local businesses view Target as a threat.
The new store, measuring 19000ft², will be around 14% the size of a normal Target store. It will stock a range of everyday consumables in smaller amounts, such as pharmacy and grocery items, as well as a small choice of home décor and clothing items.
The main reason for the move to smaller stores is for Target to offer competition to the smaller Walmart stores and pharmacy chains, such as CVS and Walgreen’s.
19 SEPTEMBER 2014, USA
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