Target to Open First Stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Target today announced the opening dates for 23 additional store locations in Canada, including its first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia, along with additional Ontario locations in Ottawa and surrounding area. The stores are scheduled to open this fall, and include 14 opening on Sept. 17 and nine opening on Oct. 18. Target currently has 68 stores open across Canada with plans to open a total of 124 locations by the end of 2013.

"We look forward to opening our first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia as we carry out an unprecedented retail expansion covering all ten provinces across Canada this year," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario offer a variety of culturally diverse markets and we look forward to serving our new guests and engaging with these great communities."

Locations opening to the public on Sept. 17 include:

Quebec
Brossard - Place Portobello
Laval - Méga Centre Autoroute 13
Lévis - Galeries Chagnon
Montreal - Place Vertu
Saint-Georges - Carrefour Saint-Georges
Saint-Jérôme - Carrefour du Nord
Trois-Rivières - Les Rivières Shopping Centre

Ontario
Kanata - Hazeldean Mall
Orleans - Place D'Orleans
Ottawa - Billings Bridge Plaza
Smith Falls - County Fair Mall

Nova Scotia
Bedford - Bedford Place
Dartmouth - Mic Mac Mall
Halifax - Bayers Lake Power Centre

Locations opening to the public on Oct. 18 include:

Quebec
Anjou - Galeries d'Anjou
Boisbriand - Faubourg Boisbriand
Gatineau - Les Galeries Gatineau
Joliette - Les Galeries Joliette
Montreal - Place Versailles Shopping Centre
Quebec City - Place Fleur de Lys
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville - Les Promenades Saint-Bruno
Sainte-Foy - Place Laurier
Saint- Eustache - Carrefour Saint-Eustache

Guests will be welcomed into bright, clean stores with wide aisles, great guest service and a trend-right merchandise assortment. The majority of the 23 locations will feature a licensed Starbucks, as well as an in-store pharmacy designed to provide guests with superior patient-centered healthcare. As recently announced, the majority of stores in Quebec will offer Brunet pharmacies, which are scheduled to open starting in summer 2014.

Target is committed to providing Canadian guests with a one-stop shopping destination for affordable, stylish, quality products, including beauty, apparel and accessories, home, grocery, personal care and more. Each store will carry an extensive range of Target owned and exclusive brands, including C9 by Champion, Circo, Archer Farms, Market Pantry and up & up; exclusive, limited time collaborations with Beaver Canoe (a member of the Roots Canada family) and Philip Lim; and ongoing collaborations such as the Nate Berkus Collection, the Sonia Kashuk Collection, Giada De Laurentiis for Target, and Shaun White apparel. Target also offers local products specific to each market, including the Aliments du Quebec product offering in Quebec.

For more information on store locations and hours of operation, please visit target.ca.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,856 stores - 1,788 in the United States and 68 in Canada - and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.

SOURCE Target Canada

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Contacts:
Lisa Gibson, Target Public Relations, (289) 261-1221
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400