Target will host a grand opening next month for two small-format stores in Orange County — one in Costa Mesa and another in Huntington Beach.
The 37,000 square foot Costa Mesa store at 289 E. 17th St. was previously a Ross Dress For Less department store, while the 34,000 square foot Huntington Beach store at 19041 Beach Blvd. was a Stein Mart. Both open on Sunday April. 3.
Orange County’s two most recent targets fall into the retailer category. “small format” Category. These locations can be as small as 15,000 square feet, but usually average around 40,000 square feet. Target’s big-box stores average 130,000 square feet.
Small-format stores offer men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, home decor, groceries, health and beauty items, and technology accessories, but in a smaller format. Stores are typically located in dense urban and suburban areas, as well as on college campuses where the company could not fit a full-size store.
The Minneapolis-based retailer is looking to fill a variety of jobs at the Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach locations, ranging from salespeople to security specialists. The company did not specify the number of openings, but candidates can consult the various positions on jobs.target.com/costa-mesa by clicking on the Job Search + tab.
Last month, Target announced it would spend an additional $300 million on salaries and benefits in 2022 as competition for labor intensifies. The lowest starting salary will remain at $15 an hour, the company said, but some new hires could earn up to $24 an hour depending on the job and the local market.
Others are coming
The company’s website says more small-format locations will be coming to Southern California, though the company hasn’t released a timeline for openings. They understand:
– A 34,000 square foot store at 220 N. La Brea Ave. in Inglewood
– A 54,000 square foot store at 5731 Bickett St. in Huntington Park
– A 17,440 square foot store at 609 N. Dillon St. in Los Angeles
– A 76,000 square foot store at 12121 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood
Target began unveiling its small-format stores in 2014. Discounted outlets target shoppers who don’t want to travel far to get to the store and don’t necessarily want to squeeze their way into one of the larger stores. of the company.
John J. Mulligan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Target, shared his thoughts on the concept in early 2020:
“We’ve built a process to localize the assortment for each neighborhood, but at scale,” Mulligan told investors. “And we shifted our supply chain to restock those stores as the back space got smaller and smaller. We plan to open about 30 of those stores a year for the foreseeable future.”
Target has small-format stores scattered across Southern California, including Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Orange Burbank, Koreatown and Los Angeles.
Target has 1,926 stores in the United States, 49 supply chain facilities and 20 offices worldwide that employ more than 350,000 workers. The company’s website shows Target reported total revenue of $106 billion for 2021, a gain of more than 35% from two years ago.