Over the years when in the US I was always impressed with their stores - good value and good products. They have now come to Canada via their purchase of Zellers.
And they seem to be an exceptional role model in their giving back 5% of income to communities - from their CEO -
Target started as a small retailer with a big reputation for social responsibility and community involvement. As our business continues to grow, so do our community commitments. Since 1946, our company has given 5% of its income—which today equals more than $3 million per week—to our communities. By the end of 2010, that totaled more than $2 billion in giving.
In recent months we’ve announced the largest single charitable initiative in Target’s history—$500 million to education, with a focus on helping kids read proficiently by the end of third grade. We also unveiled our first-ever public sustainability commitments and continued to focus on well-being for our team members and communities and on collaborating broadly inside and outside our organization to keep our stores and neighborhoods safe and strong.