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Target announced yesterday that it will begin offering its Shipt same-day delivery service today in the Chicago market.

According to the announcement, “Shipt delivery originally launched in Illinois with select retailers in July 2017, and this expansion gives more than 3.5 million households across the metro area access to same-day delivery of products from their local Target store. This expansion is part of the company’s growth throughout six Midwest states including: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.”

Target says that it “plans to offer convenient, same-day delivery of the in-store assortment of groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products from the majority of its stores by the 2018 holiday season. By the end of the year, the service will be available to 65 percent of U.S. households across 180 markets, reaching a total of 80 million households, and in 2019, same-day delivery will expand to include all major product categories at Target.”
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