Target Testing "Warehouse Club" Style Deals

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Target is testing out “warehouse” style deals in space usually used for seasonal merchandise. Examples mentioned include: “supersize jugs of laundry detergent “;”bulk-size packages of batteries”;”bins of $1 neon-colored flip flops,” and “packs of athletic socks for $7.”

From the Star-Tribune:

The seven-week promotion, “The Great Save,” started showing up in stores over the weekend. It is one of the Minneapolis-based retailer’s boldest moves yet to signal to recession-battered consumers that Target can deliver deals alongside trendy fashion.

The promotion seems aimed to replicate the Costco experience with items “that aren’t normally found in stores, including Samsonite luggage, Calvin Klein T-shirts and Ed Hardy handbags.”

Target shifts to warehouse approach on various items [Star-Tribune]