US-based discount store retailer Target has unveiled its plans to remodel more than 1,000 retail outlets by the end of 2020.
The company intends to remodel 28 stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul this year using a $250m investment.
Target properties senior vice-president Mark Schindele said: “Target’s top priority is delivering a shopping experience our guests will love, and we’re excited to make so many of our hometown stores even easier to shop.
“At the same time, we’re adding new features that put the spotlight on the great assortment our guests can find at Target.
“We’re always testing and learning in our stores here in the Twin Cities, so while these remodels will benefit our guests, they’ll also give us the opportunity to keep learning and adjusting.”
Target remodelled 110 stores last year and has set a target to remodel 325 additional stores in the Twin Cities this year.
The company also intends to remodel stores in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, with plans to continue remodelling in every major city over the next few years.
The stores will be remodelled to meet the specific needs of local customers and will also feature a modern design with enhanced merchandise presentations.
In order to support its sustainability efforts, Target will add features such as LED lighting and solar panels to many of its stores.
A number of stores will also have dedicated counters for the customers who purchased products over the internet or will feature a drive-up lane in the parking lot.
Target stores senior vice-president Joe Contrucci said: “It’s our store teams who truly bring these new shopping experiences to life for our guests. So they’re prepped, and really excited, to provide exceptional service before, during and after the remodel.”
By remodelling its stores, Target intends to make shopping easier and more inspiring for its customers.