Target plans launch of CityTarget shops to rival Walmart Express –

By kevin dooley reports that Target plans to expand its CityTarget chain of small-format stores in urban areas.

The article also reports that instead of constructing new stores, Target hopes to take over unused retail spaces, an environmentally conscious move.

Still, reporter Tyler Falk wonders what the big box invasion of urban areas will mean for downtown aesthetics:

“For now the downtown market for traditional big box store is fairly untapped. But with big names looking to the city, will downtowns look more like (walkable) suburban strip malls?”



About Lainie Petersen

Prior to becoming the editor of, Lainie Petersen worked for several businesses in the areas of website development, retail sales, copywriting and regulatory compliance. Now she focuses on learning and writing about all aspects of retail, including product development, marketing and working with Walmart and other big box retailers. Lainie holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.
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