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Target opens small-format stores in California


TargetExpress, the retailer’s newest and smallest format store yet, is now open in San Francisco and Berkeley and designed with local city dwellers in mind.

The 12,000-square-foot Berkeley store, a former Walgreens, and the San Francisco location, 18,000 square feet and housed on Bush Street in the financial district, feature a refined and modern concept. With an edgy design, high ceilings and commissioned artwork and custom graphics, MBH architects created a shopping environment that will attract loyal Target customers and on-the-go millennials.

“From listening to our guests at the two San Francisco CityTarget stores, we know the smaller format of TargetExpress will fit right into the busy San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle and enable us to cater to each community’s needs,” said Kamau Witherspoon, senior director, Store Operations, Target.

Target’s first TargetExpress store opened last year in Minneapolis, and the San Francisco-area stores mark the first time Target is expanding this format outside the Minneapolis area.

The new locations offer grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, fresh produce, toiletries, beauty supplies and more. The express shops also feature access to prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. serves guests at 1,925 stores – 1,795 in the United States and 130 in Canada – and at

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