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Minneapolis-based Target Corp. plans to construct a regional food distribution center in North Texas that will serve Target stores in eight states currently supplied by Supervalu.
The retailer expects to open a 360,000-square-foot complex in Denton, about 35 miles northwest of Dallas, by March 2013, according to a Dallas Morning News account reported by the Associated Press. The project is expected to require about 250 construction jobs and employ about 140 people when it opens.
The new facility is expected to supply about 235 Target stores in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. These stores have been supplied by Supervalu, but Target has reached enough volume to take direct control of stocking its grocery aisles, said Target spokesman Carson Landsgard.