Target Number of Distribution Centers
Target Corp. Number of Distribution Centers 2011-2021
2021: In 2021, the number of Target Stores increased to 1,926 compared to 1,897 in 2020. The company also operated 48 distribution centers in 2021 compared to 44 distribution centers in 2020.
Target distributes the vast majority of its merchandise to the stores through a network of 48 distribution centers.
Common carriers ship general merchandise to and from its distribution centers. Vendors or third party distributors ship certain food items and other merchandise directly to its stores. Merchandise sold through our digital channels is distributed to the guests via common carriers (from stores, distribution centers, vendors, and third party distributors), delivery via the wholly-owned subsidiary, Shipt, Inc. (Shipt), and through guest pick-up at Target stores. Using stores as fulfillment points allows improved product availability and delivery times and also reduces Target's shipping costs.