Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C.
"The past year marked a major milestone for Target as we delivered on the unprecedented goal of opening 124 Target stores across ten provinces in 2013," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "As we head into 2014, we will continue to enhance the guest experience at all stores, while continuing to expand our presence in new Canadian neighbourhoods."
In spring, Target will open stores at The Stockyards in Toronto, Ontario; Kingsway Mall in Edmonton, Alberta; and Hillside Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. In summer, Canadian customers can expect store openings at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, Ontario; Park Place in Barrie, Ontario; and Carrefour Candiac, Candiac, Quebec. Target wraps up the new store openings in fall with locations at St. Laurent in Ottawa, Ontario; Sheridan Centre in Mississauga, Ontario; and Polo Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Each store will carry an extensive range of Target-owned and exclusive brands, including C9 by Champion, Circo, Cherokee, Merona, Mossimo Supply Co., Mossimo Black, Xhiliration, Thershold, Room Essentials, Pixi, Archer Farms, Market Pantry and up & up; exclusive, limited time collaborations and ongoing collaborations such as the Nate Berkus Collection, the Sonia Kashuk Collection, Liz Lange Maternity for Target and Giada De Laurentiis for Target. Target also offers local products specific to each market, including the Aliments du Quebec product offering in Quebec.
Target Canada employs an average of 150 team members at each of its Canadian locations, including the nine additional stores announced today. Not counting the nine new locations, it operates 124 stores in all 10 provinces.