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Disney stores now open inside select Target locations

Target now has a Disney store in 25 of their retail locations across the country.

Originally announced in August, the “shop-in-shop” store spaces opened Friday and offer more than 450 items, including nearly 100 products that were previously available at Disney retail locations only.

The Disney store at Target sections are located near the kids’ clothing and toy aisles, according to Target’s announcement.

The new shops also feature products from the upcoming movies “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

The retail giant plans to add Disney stores to 40 more Target locations by October 2020. Target also plans open a new store near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando in 2021.

If you’re not near a Target location with a Disney store, then you can still purchase many of the products online at Target.com/Disneystore.

“We’ve brought the magic of Disney to Target, bringing together great merchandise amidst an experience that’s truly immersive and unique,” Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Target, said in a news release.

One of the 25 Target locations offering a Disney store. Target

Those who visit one of the Disney shops inside Target, or shop online, on Oct. 4 or Oct. 5 will receive a $10 gift card when $40 worth of “Frozen” or “Star Wars” toys are purchased. For those shopping from Oct. 6 to 12, customers who spend $100 or $50 will save $25 and $10 respectively.

Prices for the Disney products range from $2 to $200.

Here is a list of the 25 locations offering the Disney shops inside Targets:

Alabama

Mobile West – 790 Schillinger Rd

California

Murrieta – 41040 California Oaks Rd

San Jose College Park – 533 Coleman Ave

Colorado

Denver Stapleton – 7930 Northfield Blvd

Loveland – 1725 Rocky Mountain Ave

Florida

Clearwater – 2747 Gulf To Bay Blvd

Jacksonville Mandarin – 10490 San Jose Blvd

Illinois

Chicago Brickyard – 6525 W Diversey Ave

New Lenox – 2370 E Lincoln Hwy

Indiana

Clarksville – 1125 Veterans Pkwy

Michigan

Brighton – 8043 Challis Rd.

Minnesota

Maple Grove – North 15300 Grove Circle N

Montana

Bozeman – 2550 Catron St

Oklahoma

Edmond – 1200 E 2nd St

Oregon

Keizer – 6450 Keizer Station Blvd NE

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia West – 4000 Monument Rd

Stoudsburg – 155 Pocono Commons

Texas

Allen North – 150 E Stacy Rd, Ste 2400

Austin NW – 10900 Lakeline Mall Dr

Euless – 1401 W Glade Rd

Pasadena – 5757 Fairmont Pkwy

Houston North Central – 19511 I H 45

Utah

South Jordan – 11525 Parkway Plaza Dr

Virginia

Leesburg – 1200 Edwards Ferry Rd

Washington

Lake Stevens 9601 Market Pl

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BIG NEWS my Target lovin’ people!

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Target and Disney have officially teamed up to bring Disney stores…yes Disney stores (!!) online and to 25 Target locations across the U.S. While, we’ve already shared a few details about the new shop-and-shop experience, we’re happy to report that these locations have officially opened TODAY!

According to Target, “the space will be a branded “shop-in-shop” layout with an average of 750 square feet, strategically located inside Target stores adjacent to kids clothing and toys and replicated online at target.com/DisneyStore and in the Target app.”

The new displays will bring more than 450 items to the “shop-in-shop”, including “100-plus products you could previously only find in proper Disney retail locations. Items will range in price from $2 – $200, while many items costing below $20.”

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Today, these new shop-in-shop stores have launched and are featuring some exclusive Frozen 2 and Star Wars items! You can view all the products here!

While only 25 lucky Target locations have received this new Disney store experience, 40 others are set to open Disney store shop-in-shop areas by October of 2020.

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And there is more Target excitement to look forward to as a “new store in Orlando near Walt Disney World Resort at Flamingo Crossings Town Center in 2021.”

We will keep you posted on this new location as details are shared!!

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For years, major retailers have seen small-format stores as a means of better serving new markets, often in dense urban areas where it would be too costly or too impractical to open a full-size location. But launching a successful line of these smaller stores is no easy task.

Walmart abandoned the idea altogether in 2016, deciding to shutter all of its remaining small-format Walmart Express stores. Meijer and Whole Foods are two other retailers that have at least partially pared back the number of smaller locations they operate, though they’re hardly the only two retailers that have given up on the idea.

What its rivals were unable to do with smaller locations, though, Target (NYSE:TGT) seems able to achieve. Because they’re showing “encouraging results,” as Chief Operating Officer John Mulligan put it during the company’s third-quarter earnings call, the retailer aims to open 30 of these stores per year “for the foreseeable future,” adding to the 100 that are up and running right now.

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The burning question is, of course, what has Target done differently from its peers that didn’t find success with the premise?

Why it works

Take it all with a grain of salt, as we don’t know to what extent — or even if — these small stores are profitable. There are only a little more than 100 open right now, versus a total store count of roughly 1,900 when factoring in full-sized locations. The rest of the organization could absorb any losses incurred by these stores that typically cover between 20,000 and 40,000 square feet (about a quarter to a third the size of a typical Target location).

Still, perhaps in an allusion to strong single-digit same-store sales growth, a Target spokeswoman commented in August that “the sales productivity of Target’s small-format stores is twice our company’s average.” It also stands to reason that with several years’ worth of operational data to analyze, if they weren’t fruitful, the company would know enough not to move forward with those expansion plans.

The secrets of the smaller stores’ success are up for debate — it’s possible that not even the company knows exactly what makes these locations tick. A couple common threads repeatedly surface in discussions about this sliver of Target’s store mix, however.

Most obvious among them is location. Many of these stores are seemingly located near college campuses and, as such, clearly draw in students. Others are located in similarly urban areas where alternatives and larger stores aren’t readily accessible.

Almost as obvious to shoppers is that Target’s small stores also sport local flair. Inventories can vary greatly from one of these stores to another perhaps just a few miles away. Stores near colleges and busy business centers might offer more grab-and-go meal options as well as local college apparel, while less urban areas might feature more baby toys and children’s clothing. The “local” vibe goes beyond product assortment, too — 60 of these stores feature art created by local artists.

Successfully managing that inventory with a minimal amount of stockroom space required a major rethinking of how deliveries are made to these locations. Smaller but more frequent inventory deliveries allow for the necessary flexibility. Target’s small, more urban stores also act as pickup points for online orders, drawing in would-be nearby shoppers who might not be willing to make the trek all the way to the nearest big-box competitor. To that end, these locations also offer a shop-and-drop delivery option. For a small fee, customers can have their purchases delivered to their homes while they go back to work, class, etc.

The importance of convenience and accessibility shouldn’t be underestimated.

A winning formula

None of the nuances that are working for Target were out of reach for Walmart when it was cultivating its Walmart Express venture or for other companies that tried and failed to do the same. The key difference was a willingness from Target to tiptoe into more densely populated areas and to revamp inventory-management systems for a particular zip code rather than a particular city.

This growth experiment is not a reason in and of itself to invest in Target if you don’t already own it. The small-format strategy might be working for this best-in-class retailer — it might even be the future of the industry — but there just aren’t enough of them to move the needle for the massive company yet.

But give it time. The United States is home to more than 4,000 colleges and more than 50 metropolitan areas with populations of one million or more people, each of which could support several small-format Target stores. This initiative could easily become the retailer’s next big growth engine, even if rival Walmart missed the mark.

Target (TGT) announced on Sunday that as many as 25 of its stores would be opening a Disney (DIS) shop inside their locations as part of a partnership between the companies. The retailer will open the 25 locations by Oct. 4, selling Disney merchandise in-store and online.

Target also said that it will open another 40 Disney stores by October 2020, in addition to opening a new Target location nearby Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando in 2021.

The Disney merchandise available from Target will include 450 items that were previously only sold at Disney retail locations. These items will vary in prices from $2 to $200, which the company said most would fall in the $20 range.

The Disney “shop-in-shop” at Target will also offer interactive displays, photo spots, and areas to watch Disney movie clips for families.

The 25 Target locations that will be the first to have a Disney store inside include: (includes Target store number)

Shares of Target stock were down 0.12 percent as of 9:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday while shares of Disney stock were up 0.64 percent at the same time.

Disney and Target announce 25 Disney shops coming to Target stores in October, new website

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The magic of Disney is coming to Target.

Two of America’s favorite companies – the Walt Disney Company and Target – announced Sunday that they are teaming up and unveiled plans to open 25 Disney stores inside of Target stores.

The first “shop-in-shop” locations will open Oct. 4 and are spread out at Target locations across the country. A new Disney-focused digital experience launched Sunday at Target.com/Disneystore.

“Our fans are always telling us that they want more Disney,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, during a call with reporters. “We believe that by extending our Disney footprint to Target stores we’re going to be able to give our guests that opportunity.”

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Another 40 locations are expected to open by October 2020, and a new Target store is planned for 2021 at the western entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.

The Disney shops will be an average of 750 square feet and located near Target’s kids clothing and toy departments. The in-store shops will have more than 450 items, including more than 100 products previously only available at Disney retail locations.

“We know there’s a very strong overlap between both Disney fans and Target shoppers so we’re looking forward to reaching Disney fans when and where they want to shop,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said. “It’s an opportunity for us to bring our brands together and delight our guests for years to come.”

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In addition to Star Wars and Disney Princess items, shops will carry a variety of merchandise featuring Marvel, Disney Junior characters, classic Disney plush, apparel, home and holiday-specific products. The mini-stores will offer “a welcoming and engaging shopping experience for the entire family, with music, interactive displays, photo opportunities and a seating area where families can relax and watch Disney movie clips,” the companies said in a joint statement.

The news of the partnership comes during Disney’s D23 Expo and days after Target shares traded at a record high following a better than expected quarter.

Also last week, Target unveiled its new Good & Gather food and beverage brand, the company’s largest private label that starts rolling out Sept. 15.

“We’ve talked for quite some time now about the importance of having a combination of great owned brands and the right curated national brands,” Cornell said. “I can’t think about a better national brand partner than Disney.”

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This is not the first time Disney has worked with a national retailer. Six years ago in October 2013, J.C. Penney opened its first 565 Disney Shop locations inside the department store chain, which also is a store within a store model.

“Frankly, I think it’s a bit smaller scale than what this is going to be,” Chapek said of the J.C. Penney partnership, which is not ending. “We’re very, very confident that this will be successful given not only that experience but the nature of the overlap between Target and Disney consumers.”

There also are about 300 Disney Store locations globally.

“The execution of the program that we’ve worked out with our partners at Target will be as ambitious as a Disney Store,” Chapek said.

First 25 Disney stores at Target

Here are the store locations with store numbers and city and state:

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New Disney stores at Target now open, featuring ‘Frozen 2’ and Star Wars merchandise

Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Published 9:07 PM EDT Oct 4, 2019

Trips to select Target stores just got a little more “magical.”

New Disney stores in 25 Target locations opened Friday across the country in time for Frozen Fan Fest and Triple Force Friday, the global rollout of merchandise from “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Items also went on sale at Target.com/Disneystore and on the Target mobile app.

The Disney store at Target locations have a “shop-in-shop” layout with an average of 750 square feet. They are located near Target’s kids clothing and toy departments and have more than 450 items, including more than 100 products previously only available at Disney retail locations.

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The Target and Disney partnership was announced Aug. 25 during Disney’s D23 Expo.

“We’ve brought the magic of Disney to Target, bringing together great merchandise amidst an experience that’s truly immersive and unique,” said Mark Tritton, Target executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, in a news release.

Another 40 locations are likely to open by October 2020, and a new Target store is planned for 2021 at the western entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.

“Now that an enhanced Disney product assortment is available at Target – including new merchandise from ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ – I know fans are eager to discover and explore everything this collaboration has to offer,” Ken Potrock, Disney’s president of consumer products commercialization, said in a statement.

Tiffany Fitzgerald and her daughter Eliza Fitzgerald, left, shop as Brooklyn Bonnell, 2, checks out the displays with her mother Ashlan Bonnell, right, at Target in Leesburg, VA., Oct 4, 2019. Disney and Target are teaming up and the first 25 Disney stores opened today. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

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In addition to Star Wars and Disney Princess items, shops will carry a variety of merchandise featuring Marvel, Disney Junior characters, classic Disney plush, apparel, home and holiday-specific products.

The mini-stores will offer “a welcoming and engaging shopping experience for the entire family, with music, interactive displays, photo opportunities and a seating area where families can relax and watch Disney movie clips and play games,” Target and Disney said in a joint statement.

Photo ops include the chance to “wear Mickey’s magic hat, pose with a life-size lightsaber and wear a prince or princess crown.”

Saving on Disney items at Target

  • The first 250 guests to visit the 25 store locations will receive a Disney store at Target canvas tote bag, while supplies last.
  • For the grand opening and through Saturday, Oct. 5, consumers shopping at the new Disney stores and on the new website will receive a $10 Target gift card with a $40 purchase of Frozen or Star Wars toys.
  • According to Target, items range in price from $2 to $200, with many items under $20.
  • From Sunday through Oct. 12, guests spending $50 on toys at Target in store or online will save $10 and those who spend $100 will save $25.
  • Consumers using a Target RedCard save 5% on Disney purchases at Target.

New Disney stores at Target

Here are the first 25 Target locations with new Disney stores:

Alabama

  • Mobile: 790 Schillinger Road S.

California

  • Murrieta: 41040 California Oaks Road
  • San Jose: 533 Coleman Ave.

Colorado

  • Denver: 7930 Northfield Blvd.
  • Loveland: 1725 Rocky Mountain Ave.

Florida

  • Clearwater: 2747 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
  • Jacksonville: 10490 San Jose Blvd.

Illinois

  • Chicago: 6525 W. Diversey Ave.
  • New Lenox: 2370 E. Lincoln Highway

Indiana

  • Clarksville: 1125 Veterans Parkway

Michigan

  • Brighton: 8043 Challis Road

Minnesota

  • Maple Grove: 15300 Grove Circle N.

Montana

  • Bozeman: 2550 Catron St.

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia: 4000 Monument Road
  • Stroudsburg: 155 Pocono Commons

Oklahoma

  • Edmond: 1200 E. 2nd St.

Oregon

  • Keizer: 6450 Keizer Station Blvd. NE

Texas

  • Allen: 150 E. Stacy Road
  • Austin: 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive
  • Euless: 1401 W. Glade Road
  • Pasadena: 5757 Fairmont Parkway
  • Spring: 19511 Interstate Highway 45

Utah

  • South Jordan: 11525 Parkway Plaza Drive

Virginia

  • Leesburg: 1200 Edwards Ferry Road

Washington

  • Lake Stevens: 9601 Market Place

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Published 9:07 PM EDT Oct 4, 2019