Target's Grocery Rollout Spurs Debate

MINNEAPOLIS Officials at Target reconfirmed their commitment to making grocery an integral part of the retailer's future, saying they would keep up a steady pace of store conversions and work toward a smaller format that would better fit into dense markets. Industry observers contacted by SN had mixed reactions to the news, which officials shared with reporters in a rare press conference here late

MINNEAPOLIS — Officials at Target reconfirmed their commitment to making grocery an integral part of the retailer's future, saying they would keep up a steady pace of “P-fresh” store conversions and work toward a smaller format that would better fit into dense markets.

Industry observers contacted by SN had mixed reactions to the news, which officials shared with reporters in a rare press conference here late last month. They don't question Target's commitment to food —

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