Target Corp. goes on 50 years of Black Friday's

SuperTarget in Roseville
Target got its start in 1962 as a discount retailer, but soon learned its customers overlapped with more elite department stores.
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They didn't call it Black Friday at the time, but 50 years ago Target held its first-ever day-after-Thanksgiving sale.

The discount retailer had just begun to operate in May 1962. By coincidence, Wal-Mart and Kmart also opened their doors that year.

MPR News reporter Annie Baxter discusses Target's 50 years and how the retailer has evolved in that time.

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