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Target replaces another top exec, this time chief stores officer

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Target's got a new leader for its U.S. stores.

The company said Monday Janna Potts, who has been with the company in multiple capacities since 1989, is being promoted to executive vice president, chief stores officer.

Basically, she'll be responsible for leadership at all 1,805 Target stores in the United States.

In the release, Target COO John Mulligan called Potts a "tremendous leader at Target," adding he believes she'll continue to do be "tremendous" in her role.

“As we continue to focus on offering our guests a seamless, uniquely Target shopping experience, we believe Janna’s strategic leadership, expertise in managing complex organizations, and her dedication to the team make her well suited for the opportunities ahead," he said.

Potts joined the team in 1989, with Mervyn's. Since then she's bounced around to different roles, including a stint as senior vice president of store operations, a similar role in the stores and distribution segment of Target Canada (an expansion which did not turn out as Target likely hoped), and most recently senior vice president of human resources focused on stores and distribution.

The Star Tribune frames it as new CEO Brian Cornell continuing his revamp of the company's upper echelons following his takeover in July of 2014.

Mulligan was elevated to his role last August, the same time t op merchandising exec was let go. Others near the top have been let go,in addition to the 2,000-plus layoffs that have hit the company.

Potts replaces Tina Tyler (effective immediately) – the Business Journal has more on what that entails, including outgoing compensation for the move.

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