Global Report

Target owes its vendors $3.4 billion. Here they are, mapped

A supply chain stretching from Seoul to St. Catharines

Each dot on this map represents a vendor owed money when Target Canada announced it would shut down operations last week. Some are owed millions; others as little as $1,000. Hit any dot to see the vendor name and the amount it’s owed.

Target Canada has 1,796 creditors listed by Alvarez & Marsal, the firm monitoring the retailer’s activities as it winds down.

Among other things, this is a rare snapshot of the enormous complexity of a modern supply chain. There are suppliers on here from Kingston to Karachi, supplying everything from flat-screen TVs to coconut water.

Target Canada’s biggest creditor is its own U.S. parent corporation, to whom the operation owes more than $3 billion.