Target to Open 21 New Stores, Expand Fresh Food assortment

Target Corp. said that it plans to open 21 new stores in 12 states in 2011, and as part of the expansion is further integrating its fresh food assortment into the layout.
     The new store count includes five stores in California, a third in Hawaii, and a SuperTarget in Minnesota. Target currently operated 1,752 units in 49 states.
     "With the addition of an expanded fresh food assortment, our new stores will offer guests everything they need in one convenient location," said John Griffith, evp.
     Target said the general merchandise stores in the mix will include an expanded fresh food assortment for added convenience and value to shoppers. These sites will measure about 135,000 square feet each and will employ 100 to 250 team members.
     The new 174,000-square-foot SuperTarget, opening in Woodbury, Minn., will feature a full-line and full-service supermarket, including a bakery and deli and certified organic produce and will also feature all the amenities of a general merchandise store. It is expected to employ 200 to 300 team members.

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