19 Facts About Target That Are Honestly Kind Of Surprising
Target.com launched in 1999...half a decade before Gmail.
...and it opened in 1902.
The company was rebranded as "Target" in 1962.
The original Target logo used to look a little different back then, too.
The first Target grand opening happened in 1962 in Roseville, Minnesota.
And they opened the first Target stores outside of Minnesota in the Denver metro area in 1966.
Target actually existed in Canada...but for only two years.
Believe it or not, Target.com launched in 1999.
There's a movie from 1991 set entirely inside a Target called Career Opportunities.
Vermont was the last US state to get a Target.
You can often find unsold clearance items from Target at Goodwill.
Bullseye, Target's adorable mascot, flies first class...
...and she even has a rider that specifies her work conditions (just like a celeb!).
The average age of Target customers is 40.
The giant red balls you see outside the stores actually serve a purpose....to stop anyone from driving their car into the store.
Target made its first $1 billion (yes, that's with a "B") in sales way back in 1979.
The name and logo were picked from among 200 other ideas.
And finally, people have been calling it by their favorite ~French~ joke name, "Tarjay," since it first opened in 1962.
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