Target Reports January Sales Results

Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:00am EST

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MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)--
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported that its net retail sales1 for the
five weeks ended February 2, 2013 were $5,973 million, an increase of 29.6
percent from $4,608 million for the four weeks ended January 28, 2012. January
comparable-store sales2, which compare the four weeks ending January 26, 2013
against the four weeks ending January 28, 2012, increased 3.1 percent. 

"January comparable-store sales were in line with our expectations as guests
responded to clearance prices on holiday inventory," said Gregg Steinhafel,
chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. "Our
guests continue to shop with discipline in the face of a slow economic recovery
and new pressures, including recent payroll tax increases. As a result, we
remain focused on providing unbeatable value combined with a superior guest
experience in both our stores and digital channels."

                      Sales            Total Sales      Comparable Stores % Change               
                      (millions)1      % Change1        This Year2                    Last Year  
 January              $5,973           29.6             3.1                           4.3        
 Quarter-to-date      $22,370          6.8              0.4                           2.2        
 Year-to-date         $71,960          5.1              2.7                           3.0        

For the 2012 fiscal year, Target`s sales disclosure practice included a sales
recording on the day of its monthly sales release. Consistent with this
practice, a new message was recorded earlier today. This recording may be
accessed by calling 866-526-7639. Text versions of our recordings are available
on our Investor Relations website,, by clicking on
"Monthly Sales Summaries." As previously announced, this will be our last
monthly sales release. 

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,778 stores
across the United States and at The company plans to open its first
stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit
through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4
million a week. For more information about Target`s commitment to corporate
responsibility, visit 

For more information, visit 

1Because we are reporting an extra accounting week in fiscal 2012, January,
Quarter-to-date and Year-to-date 2012 sales reflect 5-, 14- and 53-week periods,
respectively, compared with 4-, 13- and 52-week periods in 2011. 

2Consistent with our practice of measuring comparable-store sales over periods
of equal length, the extra accounting week in fiscal 2012 has been excluded from
the comparable-store sales calculation.

Target Corporation
John Hulbert, Investors, 612-761-6627
Stacey Wempen, Financial Media, 612-761-6785
Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400 

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