TargetExpress' Next Stop Is San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – Target Corp. will bring three TargetExpress small-format stores to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015, including a store in Berkeley, Calif., and a store in the financial district of San Francisco that will open by March, according to a Bay Area BizTalk report.

The 18,000-square-foot San Francisco store will be located at the southwest corner of Bush and Sansome streets, next to the Montgomery BART Station. It will feature a Starbucks and a large grab-and-go food area that includes sandwiches, salads, breakfast items and mid-day snacks to serve the needs of commuters and nearby office workers. It will also offer select items from Target's "Made to Matter" collection, featuring products from Bay Area-based companies such as Annie's, Yes To and Method.

The Berkeley store will be smaller, occupying 12,000 square feet at the downtown corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way. This TargetExpress location will offer a large selection of grocery products, including produce, dairy, frozen, snacks and beverages aimed at students, commuters and local residents.

Both new TargetExpress stores will offer items from the home, beauty and electronics departments, including selections from Target's own brands, as well as a pharmacy and pick-up-in-store service.

"From listening to our guests at the two San Francisco City Target stores, we know the smaller format of TargetExpress will fit right into the busy San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle and enable us to cater to each community's needs," stated Kamau Witherspoon, senior director of store operations at Target.

The location of the third San Francisco Bay Area TargetExpress, which will also open in 2015, has not been announced.

The first-ever TargetExpress store opened in the company's headquarters hometown of Minneapolis in July, as CSNews Online previously reported. A second Minnesota store is slated to open in St. Paul in 2015.

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