7 mind-blowing facts about Target's business

Craig Lassig/AP Images for Target360,000 people work at the chain.

In most parts of the US, you don’t have to travel far to visit one of Target’s stores, complete with the brand’s iconic red bullseye logo.

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Business Insider examined the company’s most recent annual filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to pick out interesting numbers and stats that reflect the company’s size.

Here’s what we found:


Target is much older than you might think. The company that would become Target was founded as Goodfellow Dry Goods in 1902.

Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


The chain boasts 1,844 stores in total.

Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


As of February, 360,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees work at Target.

Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


When it comes to its most important locations in the US, Target says that California, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, and Illinois carry “a significant portion of our total sales.”

Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


The company runs 287 stores in California, 150 stores in Texas, 123 stores in Florida, 94 stores in Illinois, 82 stores in New York, 75 stores in Pennsylvania, and 73 stores in Minnesota.

Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


Target currently lists 39 distinct “owned brands,” including Archer Farms and Simply Balanced …

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Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission


… as well as 12 “exclusive” partnerships with brands like OshKosh, Levi’s, and Magnolia.

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Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission

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