A church in Minnesota burned down and needed a parishioner to purchase the land adjacent to it so it could rebuild. The parishioner, George Dayton, did just that, and his purchase in 1902 was the start of the long road to the first Target that was built 60 years later.
The first Target was officially constructed in 1962, however the Target founding family started purchasing and building on lots of land as early as 1902.
The first building the Dayton family built was a 6 story apartment building, and one of the tenants named Goodfellow changed a floor into a Goodfellow department store, whereupon he later retired and sold the store to Dayton, which would the beginning of the Dayton store empire.
By the early 1920s, the entire 6 floor building had been turned into a department store owned by the Daytons and worth multi-millions of dollars. It stayed afloat during WWII and this boosted revenue.
By 1956 they opened the first department store that was fully enclosed, since MN has crazy cold and long winters with only 113 viable shopping days a year. This was a huge step forward that let Minnesotans shop all year long in comfort.
Finally they opened the first Target in 1962 to try the concept of “upscale discount retail”, and the store’s publicity director Stewart K. Widdess came up with the name to make sure the new Target would not be associated with the older department store name.
Now, Target likes to get feedback from customers, and in exchange you could win a Target gift card. Keep reading to get the survey details.
InformTarget Survey Prize
Prize: Entry into Target Gift Card Sweepstakes
Target Survey Details
|Receipt Valid For||7 Days|
How To Take The InformTarget.com Survey
- Make a purchase at a Target store near you
- Make sure not to throw away your receipt
- Go online to the Target survey site http://survey.medallia.com/target
- Enter your survey ID and password to start the survey, both of which can be found at the bottom of your receipt
- Answer all survey questions, and congratulations, you are now entered into the InformTarget giftcard sweepstakes
InformTarget.com Survey Homepage
The cute InformTarget homepage features a black and white dog encouraging you to take the survey by saying “Not all shopping trips are alike” and is set on a simple white and red background that reflects Target’s branding very well. To start the survey you will need to enter the User ID and password found on your receipt, which the page clearly asks you to do:
Target Survey Eligibility
- Must make a purchase to be eligible
- Must keep receipt
- Must take survey within 7 days of visit
Phone: 1 (800) 440-0680