Investopedia: Target Needs More Than "Upscale Discounting"
has built a relatively rare business - a discount store format that
people don't mind admitting that they patronize. The company may be well
past the former glories of the "Tar-zhay" days, and rivals like Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) and Trader Joe's
are following similar paths in the multi-line retail and food retail
formats, but it still produces reasonable returns. The question for
investors, though, is whether management has that spirit of "prudent
aggression" that will be necessary to drive the next leg of growth.