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Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its most sustainable store to date, as the site will generate more renewable energy than it needs annually to operate and will test multiple innovations to reduce the building’s emissions. The Vista, California, store’s retrofit and new features will inform Target’s investments in new stores and remodel programs that support its long-term growth and help guide the retailer’s efforts to achieve its sustainability goals.

The store will generate renewable energy through 3,420 solar panels across its roof and newly installed carport canopies. The site is expected to produce up to a 10% energy surplus each year that it can transmit back to the local power grid, and Target has applied for net-zero energy certification from the International Living Future Institute. The building also features elements to further reduce emissions, such as powering its HVAC heating through rooftop solar panels, instead of natural gas. Additionally, the store switched to carbon dioxide refrigeration, a natural refrigerant, that Target will scale chain-wide by 2040 to reduce its direct operations’ emissions by 20%.

“We’ve been working for years at Target to shift toward sourcing more renewable energy and further reducing our carbon footprint, and our Vista store’s retrofit is the next step in our sustainability journey and a glimpse of the future we’re working toward,” said John Conlin, senior vice president of properties, Target. “Our new stores and remodel programs are designed to help achieve our sustainability goals as we test, learn and scale our innovations over time across our operations.”

Sustainability Efforts Underway

Target is building on the many ways it innovates through its stores and facilities to support the company’s sustainability strategy Target Forward. The retailer has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions enterprise-wide by 2040, and since 2017 Target has already reduced its direct operations’ emissions by nearly 27%. One of the ways it intends to reach its net-zero goal is through sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for its operations by 2030.

  • Progress in action: Target’s offsite solar and wind energy contracts are helping the company move quickly toward its renewable energy goal, as it has secured additional partnerships that will allow it to purchase nearly half of its electricity from renewable sources later this year. Target also conserves 10% of its stores’ total energy use by using LED lighting instead of conventional lighting.
  • Industry leader: Target continues to be a retail leader in solar with more than 25% of its facilities with rooftop solar, helping the company save millions annually in energy costs and reducing its emissions. Its Vista store is one of 542 Target buildings nationwide with solar installations, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recognizes Target as the top U.S. Corporate Onsite Installer with 255 megawatts of energy.
  • Ongoing investments: The recycling, donations and composting operations at the Vista store, alongside Target’s other facilities, support the retailer’s goal to divert 90% of its U.S. operations’ waste away from landfills by 2030 as it aims for Zero Waste certification. Target is already diverting 80% of its operational waste. Additionally, the Vista site offers electric vehicle charging spaces, as the retailer provides more than 1,350 spaces at over 150 locations across more than 20 states.

“Target continues to be a top corporate solar user, and we’re excited to see Target double down on its clean energy commitments with new solar carports and energy-efficient buildings through this innovative and sustainable retrofit,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president, and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “We commend the Target team for their leadership and commitment to sustainable operations as the retailer continues to raise the bar for how companies can invest in their business and create a more sustainable future.”

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Target Announces Fast, Easy Solutions for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

  • Target guests can shop in stores and online up until the very last minute, once there’s no longer time to ship. Guests can get their digital purchases the same day by placing orders as late as 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve for Drive Up and Order Pickup, or by using Same-Day Delivery with Shipt with a final delivery window between 5-6 p.m., no membership required.
  • Retailer announces new last-minute deals on thousands of gifts across Target’s entire assortment, available Dec. 19-25.
  • With thousands of trucks arriving at stores daily, Target’s shelves are stocked for the final shopping rush.

With nearly nine out of 10 surveyed* shoppers yet to complete their holiday shopping, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is making it easier than ever for guests to get all of their last-minute essentials and gifts in time for the holiday. Today, the retailer announced that guests can place orders via its free same-day Drive Up and Order Pickup services through 6 p.m. on Dec. 24.  Whether shopping in-store or online, last-minute deal hunters will find stocked shelves and new deals on thousands of gifts across Target’s entire assortment, Dec.19-25.

“We know this is an especially busy time for our guests, whether they are preparing for holiday celebrations or still searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones,” said Mark Schindele, chief stores officer, Target. “All season long, our team has been helping guests get everything on their lists. With great deals, convenient same-day services like Drive Up and Order Pickup, and a team that’s staffed and ready to help, we’re here to make guests’ final holiday shopping trips easy and stress-free.”

Last-Minute Shopping Made Even Easier

Whether a late-start gift shopper or on the hunt for final holiday gathering essentials, guests can shop in-store, online, or via the Target App and benefit from Target’s fast, easy and convenient same-day services – no membership required. Years of investments in its team and store operations, including recently announced features to industry-leading fulfillment options, have positioned Target to help guests get last-minute items on their own terms. Here’s how guests can shop Target’s same-day services and in-store up until the last minute on Christmas Eve:

  • Place free Order Pickup or Drive Up orders by 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 and collect your items within a couple hours, no pickup window required. Guests can check here for local store hours.
  • Place orders via Same-Day Delivery with Shipt and have orders delivered in as soon as an hour, with a final delivery window of 5-6 p.m. on Dec. 24. Deliveries are free for Shipt members or $9.99 per order for guests without a Shipt membership.
  • With 75% of the U.S. population living within 10 miles of a Target store, guests can shop at one of Target’s more than 1,900 stores up to the very last minute. Most stores will close at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at their regular time on Dec. 26.

It’s Not Too Late to Score Big Savings

As guests finish up their last-minute shopping, they can count on Target for great gifts at incredible prices. Guests can shop last-minute top deals including:

  • Up to 50% off select toys
  • Up to 50% off video games
  • Up to 20% off TVs and up to 40% off home theater accessories
  • 20% off select women’s and men’s cold weather accessories and boots
  • Up to 45% off select kitchen appliances and cookware

For all the latest deals and even more ways to save, check out Target’s weekly ad, and join Target Circle, the retailer’s free loyalty program, to earn 1% on every purchase, plus exclusive deals. Guests can discover gift ideas at every budget and for everyone – from teachers to hosts, pets, kids, and more – on Target.com.

Shelves Are Stocked for the Final Shopping Stretch

Last-minute shoppers can rest easy knowing Target is stocked and staffed for the final shopping days ahead of the holiday. Thousands of trucks are making deliveries each day to Target stores to replenish everyday essentials and the season’s hottest gift items, so stores are ready for guests to shop. To learn more about Target’s investments in supply chain, visit A Bullseye View.