TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Target announced today that its new
Canadian stores will offer guests the latest in wireless retail as the
result of an agreement with GLENTEL Inc., Canada's largest independent
multi-carrier mobile phone retailer. The agreement provides GLENTEL the
opportunity to offer a choice of network carriers and an array of
wireless devices to guests at the majority of Target locations set to
open across Canada in 2013.
"We are proud to be selected by Target as the exclusive operator of its
mobile communications products and services display fixtures at the
majority of store locations across Canada," said Tom Skidmore,
president and CEO, GLENTEL. "As Canada's largest independent
multi-carrier mobile phone retailer, GLENTEL is well positioned and
committed to delivering its premium wireless retail experience to
Target's valued guests across Canada."
Under the agreement, Target Canada is licensing the operation of the
mobile communication sales and services display fixtures within its
stores to GLENTEL Inc. under the brand Target Mobile.
"Our goal is to bring the true Target brand shopping experience to
Canada and this includes partnering with accomplished Canadian
companies like GLENTEL to offer our guests the highest quality
merchandise and exceptional service," said John Morioka, senior vice
president, Merchandising, Target Canada. "This agreement means that our
guests will have access to superior mobile communication products at
great value when shopping at our stores."
Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada starting in March/April
2013. Later this year, Target will announce additional store locations
that will open in 2014 and beyond.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,772
stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to
open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company
operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit
card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit
through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more
than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment
to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
GLENTEL (TSX: GLN) is the largest independent multi-carrier mobile phone
retailer in Canada and a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in North America. Founded in
1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, GLENTEL comprises three
operating divisions - Retail Canada, Retail U.S. and Business - that
service thousands of consumers and commercial communications customers.
The company operates over 540 corporate stores with more than 330
locations in Canada located nationally in retail malls, Costco
Wholesale stores, and business centres; and more than 210 retail
locations in the United States. GLENTEL offers a choice of network
carrier and wireless device or mobile phone to Canadian consumers and
offers the family of wireless products and services of Verizon Wireless
as one of Verizon Wireless' select six National Premium Retailers in
the United States. GLENTEL operates its business under the trading
names Glentel Wireless, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless,
la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc., WAVE SANS FIL etc., Mac Station,
and Diamond Wireless - a Verizon National Premium Retailer in the U.S. www.glentel.com
SOURCE: Target Corporation
For further information:
Lisa Gibson, Target Communications, (289) 261-1221
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400
Jas Boparai, GLENTEL Inc. Investor Relations, (604) 415-6500