Target to Open 3 More Canadian Locations This Fall

Photo: Target Corp. 

Photo: Target Corp. 

August 13, 2014

Despite its recent challenges, Target will open three more Canadian locations this fall, bringing its total store count to 130. Two locations are in Ontario, and one in Manitoba. 

The new locations include: 

  • Sheridan Mall in Mississauga, Ontario,
  • Polo Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and
  • St. Laurent Boulevard in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Target employs an average of 150 staff, or 'team members' as they say, at each of its Canadian locations. 

Minneapolis-based Target with its expansion into Canada. In May, it fired the president of its Canadian operations, Tony Fisher, and replaced him with Mark Schindele, a company veteran.

On July 31, Target announced PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell will take over as CEO of its US operations. He replaced chief financial officer John Mulligan, who had been in the job since Gregg Steinhafel resigned earlier this year, following a large data breach late last year.

“At Target we’re always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience, including opening stores in new locations that make shopping even more convenient for our guests,” said Mark Schindele, president Target Canada. “We look forward to serving our guests at these three new stores, two of which we built from the ground up.

Target is committed to providing Canadian guests with a one-stop shopping destination for stylish, quality products at unbeatable prices, including beauty, apparel and accessories, home, grocery, personal care and more. Each of the three new stores will carry an extensive range of Target owned and exclusive brands, as well limited time collaborations with Beaver Canoe (a member of the Roots Canada family); and ongoing collaborations such as the Nate Berkus Collection, Sonia Kashuk and Pixi beauty collections and Shaun White apparel."

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