Target hits a store milestone

Target now has an outpost in all 50 states.

The discounter hit the milestone with the opening of a location in South Burlington, Vermont. The 60,000-sq.-ft., small-format store is near the University of Vermont, at University Mall. The space was formerly home to Bon-Ton.

The site is Target’s first small-format to offer the retailer’s complete array of fulfillment options, including an order pickup counter for online orders, drive up service for cars (as well as bikes and motorcycles, and same-day delivery shopped by Shipt. The space is designed to offers shoppers quick, stress-free trips with a curated assortment of food and beverages, college gear, home décor, apparel, health and beauty products and more, including a Starbucks.

In addition, the store features a number of sustainable features, including repurposing the existing retail space, waste composting, and efficient lighting and mechanical designs.

“We’ve listened closely to our partners and elected officials to understand what they wanted most from their local Target store, and tailored the experiences to serve local guests’ needs.” said Jim Hogan, group VP of Target’s New England stores.

The Vermont location is one of eight small-formats Target locations opening in October across the country, with a total of about 30 opening this year.

“We’re continuing our investments to open more small-format stores in urban centers, densely populated suburban neighborhoods and near college campuses where a full-size store won’t fit, reaching many new guests along the way,” Target stated.