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Target to open 21 stores in 2011

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is opening 21 stores across 12 states, the retailer announced Tuesday.

Among the openings are five stores in California, a third store in Hawaii and a SuperTarget in Minnesota.

“Target takes great pride in designing stores that meet the needs of our guests and the communities we serve,” said John Griffith, Target EVP. “With the addition of an expanded fresh food assortment, our new stores will offer guests everything they need in one convenient location.”

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Target names executive committee members

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Two leaders of Target have been appointed to the retailer’s executive committee.

Tina Schiel, SVP enterprise strategy and new business development, was promoted to EVP stores and will join the executive committee, while Laysha Ward, who will retain her position as Target’s community relations president and Target Foundation president, also will join the executive committee.

Schiel has been with Target for more than 23 years, joining the organization as a stores team member in 1987. Ward, a 19-year company veteran, has held a number of leadership positions across Target’s community relations organization and was named president of community relations and the Target Foundation in 2008.

“Tina and Laysha are proven leaders who have played a significant role in Target’s success over the years,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target. “Both women have a keen understanding of Target’s business and will bring valuable experience and unique insight to their new positions.”

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Microflex introduces Xceed nitrile disposable examination gloves

BY Allison Cerra

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — A new line of nitrile disposable examination gloves is hitting the market.

Microflex’s Xceed gloves offer a unique combination of benefits for any disposable examination glove user (nitrile or latex) looking to increase glove quality and durability at an affordable price. The gloves mimic the soft fit, feel and tactile sensitivity of disposable natural rubber latex gloves, while delivering up to 90% greater tensile strength.

Microflex said the Xceed nitrile disposable examination gloves will be available in a 250-count box (2,500 gloves per case). More information can be found on Microflex.com/Xceed.

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