Several Target outlets have reportedly discontinued the sale of DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs, marking a notable shift since Target had significantly dedicated space to these items till about 2021.
This change comes amidst a perceived renaissance of physical media, with new releases and notable box sets emerging.
While Target hasn’t officially confirmed this change, social media reports and photographs of vacant shelves substantiate the claims.
Despite this in-store shift, Target maintains an extensive online catalogue of movies and music for customers seeking these formats1.
Earlier this year, an informal study indicated that there were more movies and TV shows available on disc in 2023 than ever before…but that many of those releases were not coming from big studios. Indie movies, custom projects like school sports and local media, and even bootlegs being distributed online have stepped up to fill the gap in the market.