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    Target Expanding Canadian Operations

    Summer openings of 20 new stores span 4 provinces

    Target Corp. will be opening 20 new stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario this month, pushing the retailer past the halfway mark of its goal of 124 new stores across Canada in 2013.

    The openings mark the first Target store locations in Saskatchewan and follow the opening of 48 stores across Canada earlier this year. "After opening stores in Ontario and Western Canada, we're excited to bring the unique Target brand shopping experience to additional locations in these markets and to welcome our first guests in Saskatchewan," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada.

    Scheduled to open July 16  are stores in Courtenay and Kelowna, British Columbia; Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon in Saskatchewan; and 11 new stores in Ontario, with two more in the province coming on line before the end of the month. 

    Target's Canadian stores offer a "trend-right" merchandise assortment including groceries, with many of them featuring a licensed Starbucks coffee shop, as well as an in-store pharmacy.

    Minneapolis-based Target Corp. operates 1,832 stores in the United States and Canada.

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