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Former head of Target forerunner dies


NAPA, Calif. Kenneth Macke, a former chairman and chief executive of the Dayton Hudson Corp., the forerunner of the retail giant Target Corp., died Saturday near his home in Napa, Calif. He was 69, the New York Times reported.

Macke was with Dayton Hudson for 33 years, beginning as a sales traineed and eventually becoming chairman and ceo of Target, which at the time was a division Dayton Hudson, and then become chairman and chief executive of the entire company.

Macke retired in 1994, at the age of 55, Dayton Hudson was one of the five largest general merchandise retailers in the country, with annual revenue of $19.23 billion.

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