As Target adds more sortation centers — its self-described “secret sauce” for delivery — the retailer shared on Friday more details about where it stands with the expansion of the facilities and why they matter.
Target piloted its first sortation center in Minneapolis in 2020. As of Sept. 1, Target said it has 10 sortation centers. The retailer opened its latest one in August in Miami.
“Our new sortation centers are delivering outstanding results. These facilities operate downstream from our stores and help to increase the speed and efficiency of last-mile delivery,” John Mulligan, Target’s chief operating officer, told investors during the retailer’s second-quarter earnings call on Aug. 16.Retail Dive