NOTICE: Purchasing Chometz from Target – even locally – immediately after Pesach is not okay, Rabbi Shmuel Heinemann of the Star-K told TLS today.
Rabbi Heinemann says that Target stores purchase their food items from a Jewish distributor that does not sell its Chometz. Therefore, Chometz may not be purchased from these stores until four weeks after Pesach.
One may begin purchasing Chometz at these stores beginning after Lag B’omer, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Rabbi Heinemann says.
However, purchasing Chometz items immediately after Pesach from the following National stores, is okay: (The Shop Rite on Madison Avenue in Lakewood is okay).
Sam’s Discount Warehouse
Shoppers Food Warehouse