There's no Targets in Canada (or at least BC / Vancouver); nor is there any Fred Meyers. But we do have Walmarts... heck, doesn't Antartica have a Walmart?
I don't know how Target markets themselves. I always perceived them as a kind of in-between Walmart and Bon Marche Nordstoms or similar. In Canada, we have The Bay (Hudson's Bay Company), a company with a 400+ year history, and I guess they're about as upscale as we get in terms of some of the products they offer. They have fine foods sections, but their coffee has always lacked. I guess The Bay is like Bon Marche or Nordstroms.
The Bay does have some upscale coffee machines and espresso machines (not much in terms of grinders though). How's Target on that front?
It's pretty cool if a department store takes this culinary coffee thing seriously. AFAIK, it's not happening here in Canada, and I can't wait to see how Target markets these CoEs.
Just in it for the espresso and coffee, Vancouver BC