How Walmart Turned the Tide Against Archrival Target

For years, Walmart (WMT), the world's largest retailer, coveted -- and even tried to cultivate -- the cool, hip image that rival discount store Target (TGT) had carefully crafted for itself with its distinctive, stylish ads. No more. As the country works its way through the worst economic downturn in a century, the two discount store chains have undergone a stark reversal of fortunes.