Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Changes In Workers' Compensation And General Liability Reserves) (Details)

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Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Changes In Workers' Compensation And General Liability Reserves) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Current [Abstract]      
Balance, beginning of year $ 497us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent $ 497us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent $ 493us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent
Expense for workers compensation and general liability reserves 160m_Expenseforworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves 147m_Expenseforworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves 157m_Expenseforworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves
Payments of workers compensation and general liability reserves (152)m_Paymentsofworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves (147)m_Paymentsofworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves (153)m_Paymentsofworkerscompensationandgeneralliabilityreserves
Balance, end of year $ 505us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent $ 497us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent $ 497us-gaap_WorkersCompensationLiabilityCurrentAndNoncurrent