Products and price may have changed over the years, but Target’s thoughtful presentation and commitment to a premium shopping experience has remained the same. For example: back in 1975, Target introduced the “racetrack” store layout to ensure a consistent experience from store to store, no matter the location. One main aisle circles the store, with additional aisles running through the center and the perimeters, allowing for more space to display product. This racetrack model prevails today. Target also debuted the first planogram, a “map” that helps store teams present clean, uncluttered merchandise displays.
For more vintage photographs and details of Target stores "then versus now", check out this article on A Bullseye View.