Discover this year’s programs.
Pet, Beauty, Food and Beverage and Baby.
Solidify your retail pitch, understand how to have long-term success on retail shelves and sharpen your skills as a CPG leader.
Line review with a Target category buyer.
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:
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 line review with a Target category buyer.
orientation + pitch perfect event
get to know the retail industry
line review + alumni experience
Before you apply, check out these helpful resources to make your application stand out.
Watch the recording from our most recent Takeoff application to get a deeper dive into the program.
5 key tips for application success.
Get insider knowledge from our team for the best application.
Target Takeoff is happening 4 times this year. Take a look at upcoming programs.
Bath and body, cotton balls, pads and swabs, deodorant and antiperspirant, eye care, feminine products, foot care, fragrances, hair accessories, hair care, hair color, hair removal and shave, hand soap and sanitizer, hair tools, incontinence, makeup, men's grooming, nails, oral care, personal care, skin care, spa and massage, sun care and tanning and other tools
We are no longer accepting applications for 2022 Takeoff Beauty.
March 6, 2022 – April 9, 2022
Beds and furniture, food, supplies, technology, toys, healthcare and more
We are no longer accepting applications for 2022 Takeoff Pets.
May 16, 2022 – June 17, 2022
Bakery, beverages, candy, dairy, dry/pantry, fresh/produce, frozen, meat, meat alternatives, seafood and snacks
We are no longer accepting applications for 2022 Takeoff Food and Beverage.
July 2022 – August 2022
Bath and potty, car seats, clothing, gear and activities, health and safety, nursery, nursing and feeding, shoes, strollers and toys
Takeoff Baby is being pushed out to fall. Check back for timing updates.
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.
A few of the game-changing brands that stepped up to the challenge. Check out Target Takeoff alumni.
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