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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Even our fav Target started out with a different name.

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In 1903, George D. Dayton became the sole owner of Goodfellow’s Dry Goods Company, then a large department store in Minneapolis. He renamed it Dayton’s Dry Goods Company, and worked for more than 50 years to expand the business before he introduced a discount chain store named Target in 1962. In 1969, Dayton merged with the J.L. Hudson Company and became the Dayton-Hudson Company. Interestingly, it wasn’t until 2000 that they renamed the company Target Corporation after the core business. And now Target carries a line of apparel and accessories called Goodfellow & Co. Full circle, guys.

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