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Total number of Target stores in North America 2006-2019

Target had a total of 1,868 stores open throughout North America as of 2020. Target Corporation operates a chain of general merchandise stores, which offer a wide variety of general merchandise and food products to their customers. The company has operated primarily in the United States since its inception. Target Corporation is one of the most valuable retail brands in the world.

The development of an American retail giant

The company started out as the Dayton Dry Goods Company in 1902, later changing its name to the Dayton Company, but more commonly known as Dayton’s. The company was run under the Dayton-Hudson Corporation banner up until the year 2000, when it was renamed Target Corporation. The company spread across the United States and even entered the Canadian market for a brief period, but all of the company’s Canadian stores were closed in 2015. In 2018, Target had revenues amounting to approximately 75 billion U.S. dollars, making it one of the leading American retailers.

What does Target sell?

Target Corporation sells a wide range of goods, such as food, apparel, household essentials, and seasonal offerings, as well as many others. The company also sells products online, through Target’s sales share is quite evenly distributed, with no one product segment outpacing the others by any great margin.

Total number of Target stores in North America from 2006 to 2019*

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*As of February 1, 2020

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