This retailer has stolen consumer hearts since its inception with great deals, friendly staff, and quality merchandise. With a strong commitment to customer service, Target has won the love of consumers looking for great deals on everything from home goods to clothes to books and electronics. Since its founding in 1902, Target has grown to the second largest discount retailer in the U.S. and has 977 stores in 46 states.
In recent years, Target has expanded its stores to include food products as well, making the store truly a one-stop shop for consumers. With Sarah Jessica Parker extolling the virtues of Target’s clothing line, Target caters to customers who look for low prices with products perceived as higher quality than other big-box retailers like Wal-Mart. Their technique is working, as MarketWatch reports annual sales revenue of $73.3 billion in 2013. Not everyone is enamored of Target, as proven by the tough year the company has had trying to move into the Canadian market. A data breach related to customer information also impacted the company negatively, but no doubt it will bounce back. Americans love Target enough to forgive, forget, and make up for the lukewarm reception by their northern neighbors.