Target said Tuesday that it hopes to build on recent growth by investing about $4 billion annually over the next few years to speed along new stores, remodel existing ones and increase its ability to quickly fulfill online orders.
That represents a step up for the retailer, which invested about $2.65 billion in 2020.
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- Why is it important for companies to develop both long and short-term business and marketing plans?
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- What is a distribution center?
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