Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Retirement Plans (Narrative) (Details)

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Retirement Plans (Narrative) (Details)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
yr
d
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Jan. 28, 2017
USD ($)
Jan. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Number of hours required for participation in defined benefit and defined contribution plans 1,000      
Liability under qualified defined contribution plan $ 103 $ 101    
Minimum [Member]        
Range of restrictions on investment redemption frequency, number of times allowed per year | d 4      
Maximum [Member]        
Range of restrictions on investment redemption frequency, number of times allowed per year | d 365      
Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member]        
Discount rate 4.02% 3.71%    
Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Amortization of Gain (Loss), Next Fiscal Year $ (7)      
Company contributions to defined benefit pension plan $ 13 $ 17    
Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan        
Discount rate 4.10% 3.78%    
Accumulated benefit obligation for defined benefit plan $ 644 $ 703    
Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Amortization of Gain (Loss), Next Fiscal Year 8      
Company contributions to defined benefit pension plan $ 73 $ 86    
Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan | Minimum [Member]        
Discount rate for interest cost (percent) 3.39% 3.10% 2.65%  
Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan | Maximum [Member]        
Discount rate for interest cost (percent) 4.09% 3.26% 3.16%  
Pension Plan [Member]        
Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Expected Long-term Rate of Return on Plan Assets 6.75% 7.00% 7.00%  
Discount rate 4.03% 3.74%    
Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Change Due to Subsequent Interim Measurement, Weighted-Average Expected Long-term Rate of Return on Plan Assets 6.50%      
Accumulated benefit obligation for defined benefit plan $ 3,010 $ 3,268    
Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Amortization of Gain (Loss), Next Fiscal Year 30      
Unfunded commitments to certain of these investments 49 64    
Company contributions to defined benefit pension plan $ 0 $ 0    
Pension Plan [Member] | Minimum [Member]        
Range of investment lock-up period, in years | yr 1      
Discount rate for service cost (percent) 3.77% 3.75% 3.79%  
Discount rate for interest cost (percent) 3.39% 3.12% 2.96%  
Pension Plan [Member] | Maximum [Member]        
Range of investment lock-up period, in years | yr 9      
Discount rate for service cost (percent) 4.46% 4.06% 4.26%  
Discount rate for interest cost (percent) 4.06% 3.31% 3.30%  
Pension Plan [Member] | Equity securities [Member]        
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 30.00%      
Pension Plan [Member] | Debt Securities [Member]        
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 63.00%      
Pension Plan [Member] | Real Estate Funds [Member]        
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 2.00%      
Pension Plan [Member] | Private equity [Member]        
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 5.00%      
Defined Contribution Qualified Plan [Member] | Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member]        
Employee retirement plan expense $ 96 $ 93 $ 94  
Non qualified defined contribution plan [Member] | Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member]        
Employee retirement plan expense 1 1 $ 2
Investments 27 25    
Other Liabilities [Member] | Non qualified defined contribution plan [Member] | Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member]        
Liability under non-qualified defined contribution plan 27 25    
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities [Member] | Non qualified defined contribution plan [Member] | Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member]        
Liability under non-qualified defined contribution plan $ 2 $ 1