From kindergarten to post-grad, Target is the one-stop shop for stylish
solutions and exceptional value this fall
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Students this season can shop at
Target for solutions and on-trend items to make the most of any back-to-school
budget. The wide assortment of home furnishings, school supplies and
fashion make back-to-school shopping easy and fun for parents and kids
"This is Target's first back to school season here in Canada, and we are
excited to show our Canadian guests our vast product assortment and
incredible value," said John Morioka, senior vice president,
merchandising, Target. "From new back-to-school clothes to bedding and
dorm room accessories, students can display their personal style, even
if on a budget, and still have the quality our guests have come to know
Back to School
The fall season is a time when everyone likes to refresh their wardrobe,
and this season guests can expect rich fall colours with pops of neon,
mix and matching patterns and fun accessories. Style has also extended
beyond the closet and into the classroom this year with colourful
backpacks, bright school supplies and lunch boxes.
Kids Got Style: From August 13 to 19, Target will invite parents to upload pictures of
their kids showing off their unique style on the #KidsGotStyle Facebook
app. During that week, Target will create an inspiration gallery,
including items and supplies inspired by the photos received. Select
guests who participate will be chosen at random to win one of 100 $50
Target gift cards and a grand prize of one $1,000 Target gift card to
help cover their back to school needs.
Target REDCard: To make back-to-school and college shopping more affordable, guests who
shop with their Target REDCard will receive 5 percent off their entire
purchase as part of the ongoing REDCard rewards program.
Back to Campus
Whether post-secondary students are moving into a dorm or their first
apartment, they will find all of the necessities at Target. The wide
assortment of affordable bedding, bath, lighting, furniture and storage
items boasts great design, quality and functionality to maximize
small-space living on a budget. To help students get started, Target
is offering a variety of tools and resources:
The Checklist: Available at www.target.ca/backtocampus, this tool helps students organize and personalize their back-to-campus
shopping list, taking the guess work out of shopping and making sure
they are covered off with all of the necessities they need when heading
out on their own.
Target After-Hours Busing Events: Target will host private, after-hours shopping events for new students
at select universities across the country. During orientation week,
first year students will be transported from their campus to their
local Target store for an evening of entertainment, exclusive offers
and last-minute shopping. Students can check their school's Facebook
page to see if an event is scheduled for their university.
For more information, visit www.target.ca.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,850
stores - 1,784 in the United States and 67 in Canada - and at
Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit
through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more
than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment
to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.
SOURCE: Target Canada
For further information:
Tamar Nersesian, Target Public Relations, (289) 261-0145
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400