Two dozen new Target stores to debut in western Canada


Target Corp.'s first international venture north of the border continues to move forward.

The Minneapolis-based retail giant will open 22 stores in western Canada on Tuesday, which includes 10 stores in Alberta, nine in British Columbia and three in Manitoba, the Calgary Herald reports. Two more stores will open for business on May 14.

“Target is thrilled to be opening stores in western Canada, providing a one-stop shopping destination that meets the wants and needs of our guests,” Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada, said in a news release. “It was exciting to see the response to our Ontario store openings, which have produced valuable insights that along with our soft openings in Western Canada will help us to continue to deliver on Target’s Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise for guests across Canada.”

Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada this year. The company made its debut in the country earlier this year with 24 stores in Ontario.

Each Canadian store, formerly Zellers locations, has undergone multimillion dollar renovations. Watch the transformation below:

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