Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Schedule Of Accounts Payable And Accrued Liabilities) (Details)

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Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Schedule Of Accounts Payable And Accrued Liabilities) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Current [Abstract]    
Accounts payable $ 669 $ 559
Gift card and customer award certificates 725 654
Accrued wages and vacation 317 311
Taxes other than income taxes 186 195
Lease related liabilities 164 168
Current portion of workers' compensation and general liability reserves 136 144
Current portion of post employment and postretirement benefits 94 88
Accrued interest 86 98
Dividends payable 83 0
Allowance for future sales returns 76 67
Severance and relocation 4 1
Other 248 240
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, total $ 2,788 $ 2,525