MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT)
announced today that Tony Fisher has been named president of Target
Canada. In this position, Fisher will be responsible for building the
team, establishing the headquarters and leading the day-to-day
operations of the corporation's recently announced expansion into
"Tony has a strong sense of Target's unique culture, merchandising
strategy and brand and a proven record of delivering results," said
Michael Francis, chief marketing officer of Target Corporation and
executive committee sponsor of Target Canada. "His positive energy,
broad merchandise experience and keen understanding of what
differentiates Target in the retail industry make Tony well-suited for
this new role and position Target for success in Canada."
Last week, Target announced that the company has acquired leasehold
interests in up to 220 sites from Zellers Inc. and plans to open 100 to
150 Target stores across Canada beginning in 2013. The expansion will
bring Target's broad assortment of unique, high-quality merchandise at
exceptional values to Canadian guests coast-to-coast.
Fisher joined Target in 1999 and has held a variety of leadership
positions at the company. He was most recently promoted to vice
president of merchandise operations in 2010 where he led the
corporation's efforts to enhance guests' in-store shopping experience
through technology advances and process improvements.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,752
stores in 49 states across the U.S. and at Target.com. 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
income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals
more than USD$3 million a week. For more information about Target's
commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom.
SOURCE Target Corporation
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