Dive Brief:
Target is opening three small format stores near college campuses prior to the start of the school year, a company spokesperson told sister publication Grocery Dive in an email. The new stores will be located in East Lansing, Michigan; Lexington, Kentucky and Seattle, Washington.
Additionally, the retailer plans to open about 30 small format stores a year over the next few years in areas where traditional-sized Target stores may not fit, like college campuses or urban centers.
Target’s spokesperson said its small format stores are designed for convenience and contain a locally relevant product assortment. For college students, this includes grab-and-go snacks and grocery items, household essentials and school supplies.