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This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Mar 18, 2010.

Competition

        In our Retail Segment, we compete with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, Internet retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other

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forms of retail commerce. Our ability to positively differentiate ourselves from other retailers largely determines our competitive position within the retail industry.

        In our Credit Card Segment, our primary mission is to deliver financial products and services that drive sales and deepen guest relationships at Target. Our financial products compete with those of other issuers for market share of sales volume. Our ability to differentiate the value of our financial products primarily through our rewards programs, terms, credit line management, and guest service determines our competitive position among credit card issuers.

This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Mar 12, 2010.

Competition

        In our Retail Segment, we compete with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, Internet retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other

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forms of retail commerce. Our ability to positively differentiate ourselves from other retailers largely determines our competitive position within the retail industry.

        In our Credit Card Segment, our primary mission is to deliver financial products and services that drive sales and deepen guest relationships at Target. Our financial products compete with those of other issuers for market share of sales volume. Our ability to differentiate the value of our financial products primarily through our rewards programs, terms, credit line management, and guest service determines our competitive position among credit card issuers.

These excerpts taken from the TGT 10-K filed Mar 13, 2009.

Competition

        In our Retail Segment, we compete with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, Internet retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other forms of retail commerce. Our ability to differentiate ourselves from other retailers largely determines our competitive position within the retail industry.

        In our Credit Card Segment, our primary mission is to deliver financial products and services that drive sales and deepen guest relationships at Target. Our financial products compete with those of other issuers for market share of sales volume. Our ability to differentiate the value of our financial products primarily through our rewards programs, terms, credit line management, and guest service determines our competitive position.







Competition



        In our Retail Segment, we compete with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, Internet
retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other forms of retail commerce. Our ability to differentiate ourselves from other retailers largely determines
our competitive position within the retail industry.



        In
our Credit Card Segment, our primary mission is to deliver financial products and services that drive sales and deepen guest relationships at Target. Our financial products compete
with those of other issuers for market share of sales volume. Our ability to differentiate the value of our financial products primarily through our rewards programs, terms, credit line management,
and guest service determines our competitive position.




These excerpts taken from the TGT 10-K filed Mar 13, 2008.

Competition

        Our business is conducted under highly competitive conditions. Our stores compete with national and local department, specialty, off-price, discount, supermarket and drug store chains, independent retail stores and Internet businesses that sell similar lines of merchandise. We also compete with other companies for new store sites.

        We believe the principal methods of competing in this industry include brand recognition, customer service, store location, differentiated offerings, value, quality, fashion, price, advertising, depth of selection and credit availability.

Competition



        Our business is conducted under highly competitive conditions. Our stores compete with national and local department, specialty, off-price, discount,
supermarket and drug store chains, independent retail stores and Internet businesses that sell similar lines of merchandise. We also compete with other companies for new store sites.



        We
believe the principal methods of competing in this industry include brand recognition, customer service, store location, differentiated offerings, value, quality, fashion, price,
advertising, depth of selection and credit availability.




This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Mar 15, 2007.

Competition

        Our business is conducted under highly-competitive conditions. Our stores compete with national and local department, specialty, off-price, discount, supermarket and drug store chains, independent retail stores and Internet businesses that sell similar lines of merchandise. We also compete with other companies for new store sites.

        We believe the principal methods of competing in this industry include brand recognition, customer service, store location, differentiated offerings, value, quality, fashion, price, advertising, depth of selection and credit availability. We believe that we have a competitive advantage with regard to these factors. Additionally, we are a leader in supporting the communities where we do business.

This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Apr 10, 2006.

Competition

Target’s retail merchandising business is conducted under highly competitive conditions. Our stores compete with national and local department, specialty, off-price, discount, supermarket and drug store chains, independent retail stores and Internet businesses which sell similar lines of merchandise. Target also competes with other companies for new store sites.

We believe the principal methods of competing in this industry include brand recognition, customer service, store location, differentiated offerings, value, quality, fashion, price, advertising, depth of selection and credit availability. We believe that we have a competitive advantage with regard to these factors. Additionally, Target is a leader in supporting the communities in which we do business.

This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Apr 11, 2005.

Competition

Target’s retail merchandising business is conducted under highly competitive conditions in the discount segment. Its stores compete with national and local department, specialty, off-price, discount, grocery and drug store chains, independent retail stores and Internet businesses which handle similar lines of merchandise. Target also competes with other companies for new store sites.

Target believes the principal methods of competing in its industry include brand recognition, customer service, store location, differentiated offerings, value, quality, fashion, price, advertising, depth of selection and credit availability. Target is a leader in supporting the communities in which it does business and believes that it has a competitive advantage with regard to these competitive factors.

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