Since Target opened its first store in 1963 under Dayton Dry Goods Company, it has remained committed to delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and providing an exceptional guest experience. Today the retail giant, and new member of our community, is the 10th-largest private employer in the United States with a worldwide staff of more than 350,000. The Minneapolis MN-based company operates over 1,855 stores — more than half of which are run by women — with locations in all 50 states and expects to open another 25 stores in 2020.
Target increasingly uses technology to engage with its guests, a large part of which rely on open source. It has open sourced over 45 shared libraries, infrastructure and tools that other community members may find useful.