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Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details)

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Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Deferred tax assets:    
Post employment and postretirement benefits $ 586us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsPostretirementBenefits $ 392us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsPostretirementBenefits
Accrued liabilities accounted for on a cash basis for tax purposes 320us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities 289us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities
Long-term debt 83m_DeferredTaxAssetsLongTermDebt 90m_DeferredTaxAssetsLongTermDebt
Unrecognized state tax benefits and accrued interest 76us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes 84us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes
State operating loss and credit carryforwards 80us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwardsStateAndLocal 79us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwardsStateAndLocal
Other 160us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther 160us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther
Valuation allowance (24)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance (23)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance
Total deferred tax assets 1,281us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet 1,071us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet
Deferred tax liabilities:    
Excess of book basis over tax basis of property and equipment (1,510)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment (1,569)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment
Merchandise inventories (585)m_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesImpactOnInventoryRelatedToLIFO (587)m_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesImpactOnInventoryRelatedToLIFO
Intangible assets (294)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesGoodwillAndIntangibleAssetsIntangibleAssets (263)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesGoodwillAndIntangibleAssetsIntangibleAssets
Post employment benefits prepaid asset 0us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPrepaidExpenses (28)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPrepaidExpenses
Other (335)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesOther (297)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesOther
Total deferred tax liabilities (2,724)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities (2,744)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities
Net deferred tax liability $ (1,443)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilities $ (1,673)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilities