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Baby and Toddler, Food and Beverage, Health and Personal Care, Household Essentials, Pets
Prepare for long-term success on mass retail shelves by:
Take a look at the program info to learn what to expect.
We’re looking for future-shapers of all kinds, but there are a few important things we want to see from all program applicants. Final selections will also be made based on team, assortment, innovation pipeline, traction and potential for growth.
Note: Meeting all criteria does not guarantee acceptance into a Target Accelerators program. Acceptance does not guarantee business with Target.
Each week you dive deep into relevant retail topics during group working sessions and one-on-one meetings. Learn from experts, get executive mentorship and receive tangible feedback about your business. Then, end the program by participating in a pitch event with Target team members and external Target partners.
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We are no longer accepting applications for Target Takeoff 2023 cohorts.
May 1, 2023 – June 9, 2023
What products are included:
Food and Beverage
Bakery, Beverages, Candy, Dairy, Dry/Pantry, Fresh/Produce, Frozen, Meat, Meat Alternatives, Seafood, Snacks, Other
October 16, 2023 – December 1, 2023
What products are included:
Baby and Toddler
Bath and Potty, Car Seats, Clothing, Diapers, Gear and Activity, Health and Safety, Nursery, Nursing and Feeding, Shoes, Strollers, Toys, Other
Health and Personal Care
Vitamins and Supplements, Medicines and Treatments, First Aid, Nutrion and Weight Management, Personal Care, Sexual Health, Feminine Products, Allergy and Sinus, Cough, Cold and Flu, Eye Care, Home Health Care, Incontinence, Foot Care, Ear Care, Genetic and Wellness Tests, Scrubs, Oral Care, Hand Soap and Sanitizers, Deodorant and Antiperspirant, Hair Removal and Shave, Men’s Grooming, Cotton Balls, Pads and Swabs, Other
Air Fresheners, Cleaning Supplies, Dish Detergents, Food Storage Bags and Containers, Hand Soap and Sanitizers, Insect and Pest Control, Laundry Care, Paper and Plastic Products, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, Other
Beds and Furniture, Food/Treats, Supplies, Technology, Toys, Healthcare/Supplements, Other
The magic of Target Takeoff is that it really pulls back the curtain. Those deep-dive conversations about the building blocks for scaling have been a game-changer.
From Q1 to Q2 we saw a 1,300% growth!
Co-Founder, Young King Haircare
Target Takeoff Alumni
The company we were before Target Takeoff and the company that we are now after Target Takeoff, completely night and day.
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