Ah, makes sense, I figured it was something from corporate with the tone of discussions, but wasn't sure exactly. So is it just a pop in, how's it going kind of thing, or do they really dig in the different areas and ask a lot of questions?
These visits are usually a waste of time and stress for the ETL's. They really do nothing but walk the racetrack once, say hi to a few TM's, ask them about their day and position at Target, retreat to your training/conference room for 2-3 hrs with your AP ETL and STL (thats the norma for us atleast) then bounce on out.
Any time you get a visit from above the group level, it will be called a "Jet Visit" because of how they got there. So far, the one's I've received email recaps from have gotten a TON of notes from the visitors. They've mostly been critical on visual adjacency accuracy, team stuff (business walks, attendance effectiveness, etc), total DTK operational score, location accuracy, AAR, and Conversion.
Our store is directly north of the Airport in my city, one day everybody was freaking out about a "Jet" visit. Being that we were so close to the Airport we figured we would be the first. Turns out, they ended up flying into the smaller regional airport on the complete opposite side of town and visited the store down the street from that airport. That store gave everybody a call, so we were prepared. At the end of the day they never had showed. Turns out they went to all the stores on that side of town and apparently decided they didn't want to waste too much time in a "car" and drive to our side of town. Oh well. They visited the highest volume store in our district, and I suppose thats all the mattered to them.