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Old 12-23-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I know they are two different companies, but how are they different? In america we have a SuperTarget and Target Stores. A SuperTarget is a store with a grocery store and department store in one building. A Target store only has a department store.


Here's some pics of a Target and SuperTarget Stores











http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/46/SuperTarget2006PNG.PNG/431px-SuperTarget2006PNG.PNG (broken link)
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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There are more selections at the Target in the U.S. However I loved the Target in Australia, I found a lot of random things there.


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Old 12-23-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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I imagine its like others that have say a Samsung USA etc. Basically its a corporation preence withi a country based on te laws of that coutry on such things as incorporation etc.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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I was disappointed with the Tarrget in Oz. Cheaper goods, poorer quality. Overall the quality of the goods you find in the US, the selection and the prices are better.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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Dallaz, is Dallas as flat as it looks here? Presuming it is Dallas of course.

Agree that Target in Australia is not a top shopping venue. Bit cheap and nasty. Probably a tad below K Mart in both quality and choice. The USA version looks alittle more up market.

Probably all boils down to this sweat shop or that sweat shop in the end.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'd say Target is on equal pegging with K-Mart (which I think is also now a separate company from the US K-Mart) with Big W being the cheapest of the big three (but really, all three sell the same quality goods).
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I have never seen a really large target store. Its normally a smaller store in a shopping center dominated by a much larger competitor, such as Myer KMart or Big W etc.

Never seen any stand alone stores like thoes Super Targets you posted pictures of thats for sure.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Dallaz, is Dallas as flat as it looks here? Presuming it is Dallas of course.

Agree that Target in Australia is not a top shopping venue. Bit cheap and nasty. Probably a tad below K Mart in both quality and choice. The USA version looks alittle more up market.

Probably all boils down to this sweat shop or that sweat shop in the end.
With everything in those stores (and virtually everywhere else) made in China quality is impossible to come by. I had bought some shirts from these places and a year later, the colour is faded, they start developing this damp smell, and just become nasty. My work pants, again from one of these stores, had to have it's fly re-attached and am constantly sewing up tears in the stitching. UNfortunately, cheap, useless chinese crap is impossible to avoid, even in comparatively upmarket specialty shops.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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With everything in those stores (and virtually everywhere else) made in China quality is impossible to come by. I had bought some shirts from these places and a year later, the colour is faded, they start developing this damp smell, and just become nasty. My work pants, again from one of these stores, had to have it's fly re-attached and am constantly sewing up tears in the stitching. UNfortunately, cheap, useless chinese crap is impossible to avoid, even in comparatively upmarket specialty shops.
True, clothes certainly aren't made to last anymore. In our disposable society they expect us to throw 'em out every year because of 'fashion.'
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I have never seen a really large target store. Its normally a smaller store in a shopping center dominated by a much larger competitor, such as Myer KMart or Big W etc.

Never seen any stand alone stores like thoes Super Targets you posted pictures of thats for sure.
Yeah, Targets and other similar stores in the US and Canada always seem to be separate from shopping centres (malls), versus being within the building like here. Much more preferable to have standalone, including supermarkets. Anything that has people with trolleys (shopping carts) shouldn't be within a mall. Drives me nuts going to malls here and having to deal with armadas of trolleys. Or when I've got a trolley full of groceries having to run the gauntlet, trying to get the heck out of there to my car asap (not possible). Luckily they built a Coles in a standalone small shopping centre near me but still, the access to the parking lot isn't as good as it should be, quite inconvenient actually. North American retail building designers know the customer better than here.

As far as difference between the Targets there and here - like others have said: better quality of goods, especially the clothes. Nice styles of clothes there, good quality fabrics. But then clothes shopping in the US is vastly better than here anyway.
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