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Target Acquired: American retailer opening six new B.C. stores in 2013
Target continues to do just that in B.C., and the company's planned provincial roll-out for 2013 starts with 31 new locations in Canada – six in British Clumbia – on November 13.
"The final store openings for this year mark a major milestone in Target's history," said Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada, in the company's press release. "The goal for our Canadian expansion was to open 124 stores across all ten provinces in 2013, and we are proud to say that with the help of more than 20,000 Canadian team members nationwide, we have accomplished this unprecedented undertaking."
The six new B.C. locations are:
Abbotsford - Abbotsford Power Centre
Burnaby - Metropolis at Metrotown
Chilliwack - Cottonwood Mall
Maple Ridge - Haney Place Mall
Richmond – Lansdowne Centre
Surrey - Surrey Place/Central City
In total, Target is rolling out 33 new locations across Canada – the final two coming on Nov. 22, 2013 in St. Catharines, Ont. and Sherbrooke, Que.
Most of Target's Canadian stores will have a license Starbucks and an in-store pharmacy.
"Guests will be welcomed into bright, clean stores with wide aisles, great guest service and affordable trend-right merchandise," the company said.
Target rolled out a significant number of new additions in July, which included Courtenay and Kelowna in B.C. By the end of of 2013, it plans to have 124 stores across Canada.
The Minneapolis-based big boxer operates 1,784 locations in the United States.
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