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Clark Target Expansion to Open Oct. 14

The expansion will include a fresh food layout featuring meat, frozen foods, pre-packaged bakery items and produce.

The expansion will open on Oct. 14, a spokesperson from Target tells Patch.

The store's expansion – into the next-door space formerly occupied by Marshall's and Payless Shoes – will include an expanded fresh food layout featuring meat, frozen foods, pre-packaged bakery items and produce, according to Target's public relations department.

In August, the store's new Starbucks opened for business. (See a photo of it in our gallery.)

Also in our gallery, a photo of the expanded food section at a Target store in Sarasota, Florida gives an idea of what the Clark expansion will look like when complete.

Target piloted this new expanded food format, which they call PFresh, in 2008 at two existing stores in Minnesota. Based on the program’s success, Target began testing the new layout at several other locations across the country in early 2009.

The expanded food layout includes an open-market grocery layout, offering a 50 to 200 percent increase in food over what existed prior to the remodels. New food additions include items such as bananas, strawberries and bagged lettuce; ground beef, chicken and pork; baked goods and dairy. The stores also offer a dry, dairy and frozen assortment and convenience foods such as snacks and beverages.

A Target news release explains that "the expanded fresh food selection offers families the best attributes of grocery shopping in the convenience of their local Target store. Busy guests can pick up a handpicked selection of fresh food during midweek errand running, allowing them to complete all their shopping in one trip."

“Among need-based categories, grocery continues to lead the way with double-digit comps as we continue to add square footage in our remodeled stores and our general merchandise guests increasingly associate Target with food,” said Kathryn A. Tesija, executive vice president of merchandising in a recent news release.

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John August 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM
What about parents teaching their children to behave themselves when out in public, instead of expecting others to deal with their misbehavior. Now there's a novel idea!
Jean DeVoti September 03, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Glad to hear about the expansion ... Would still like a place where we can pick up a pretzal or popcorn on the way out
Olga E. September 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
John, that was a snide remark. Do you even have kids?
John October 14, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Olga, No it was not intended to be a snide remark. It was a remark based on the observations of today's "modern parenting" and the behavior of children in public venues such as stores, restaraunts, etc. And yes, I do have children! All grown and out on their own. And they were raised to behave themselves out in public and listen to their parents. Not running wild, unsupervised, throughout the store pulling items off the shelves and racks. Not screaming and crying and throwing tantrums at any given reason. Therefore, why should it be the responsibility of Target to provide customers with free daycare services so they can have a peaceful, pleasant shopping experience without having to deal with their own ill mannered children.
KJS October 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
John, I have kids and your 100%. Parenting today is generally very lacking in society.

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