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Target unveils special needs shopping cart

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NEW YORK — Target has unveiled a new shopping cart that the company plans on rolling out in stores to help parents with special needs children shop a little bit easier.

Target stores will be offering at least one "Caroline's Cart" in each of its stores.

The cart was named after Caroline, daughter of Drew Ann Long, an inventor and stay-at-home mom from Alabama.

Drew Ann came up with the idea after realizing her daughter, a 7-year-old with Rett syndrome, would outgrow a standard shopping cart.

So she and her husband David founded Parent Solution Group, in 2008, and partnered with Technibuilt to manufacture the carts for retailers to use worldwide.

The idea to bring Caroline’s Cart to Target came from a team member with a child who has special needs.

Look for the carts to start rolling out in March.