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Target continues expansion in Canada

BY Vivian Gomez

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — 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 British Columbia.

 

 

"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 in 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, Threshold, Room Essentials, Pixi, Archer Farms, Market Pantry and up & up; exclusive, limited-time collaborations and such ongoing collaborations 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. 

 

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Report: Atlanta commuters seek refuge in local CVS store as snow storm snarls travel

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — Stranded Atlantans found shelter from a snow storm, making a local CVS/pharmacy their home for the night, according to a report in Gawker.

As much as four inches of snow blanketed parts of the South, leaving gridlocked roadways and canceled flights in its wake, and throwing Georgia in a state of emergency.

Seeking refuge from the storm and icy, gridlocked roadways, some commuters in Atlanta found shelter inside local retail outlets, including a CVS/pharmacy, Gawker reported.

 

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Rite Aid corporate raises more than $600,000 for United Way

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. Rite Aid has raised more than $6.4 million for the United Way of the Capital Region since it began holding a corporate campaign in 2002. 

"Rite Aid associates in the corporate offices have long-supported the United Way of the Capital Region and I know I speak for the entire team when I say we are proud to partner with them in their efforts to assist and improve the lives of those in our community," Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO and president of the Rite Aid Foundation, said. "Our 2013 campaign, which included a $20,000 increase over the prior year’s campaign, truly highlights the passion of our team and our commitment to being a caring neighbor."  

Rite Aid’s associate giving campaign kicked off on Sept. 24. The company also raised money during its 2013 campaign through a silent online auction, a departmental basket challenge and a series of pancake breakfasts and pizza parties across its corporate offices.   

"Each year, the United Way of the Capital Region makes a profound impact in the lives of many by addressing specific needs and providing critical resources to partner agencies in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, but that wouldn’t be possible without the support of companies like Rite Aid," Timothy Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO, said. "It’s clear that Rite Aid associates share our mission and are dedicated to making a difference, and we’re so thankful for their generous support." 

 

 

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