EUGENE, SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- It's a new option for one-stop shoppers in Eugene and Springfield, as local Target stores are expanding their grocery offerings.
Both the Eugene Target store on West 11th and the Springfield target store in the Gateway-area are now in the process of remodeling to offering “fresh groceries,” or perishable products.
“We are adding a fresh produce element to our store, so we're going to have our grocery section expanded by about 40 percent,” says Kimberly Dooley, an executive team leader at Target in Springfield.
Starting in March 2012, Target’s Lane County stores will start selling fruits and vegetables; fresh meats like pork, chicken and beef; also, bakery style products like cookies, breads and dinner rolls.
The current pantry offerings Target sells will also expand with a little more variety.
With the new grocery types, the Springfield Target store will be the first grocery store in the Gateway-area. Right now, residents are only served locally with food offerings through convenience stores.
“That's something that we strive to do for our guests, we want them to be able to get everything they need when they stop at our store and we hope that this will really help out with that mission,” says Dooley.
“Also you'll see some departments moving around in the store and also some just general face lifts of different areas,” says Dooley.
Layout wise, the grocery section will move into what’s now the electronics area. Electronics will be moving next door to the clothing section. Finally, the sporting good section will get space across from toys.
Target says it will have the remodeling done, groceries in and new layout ready to go by March 25th, 2012 at both Eugene and Springfield stores.