Don’t worry. Your province will likely get Target Canada stores. New Brunswick should get at least one, at McAllister Place in Saint John. Newfoundland and Labrador should get one in Corner Brook, and at Cabot Square in St. John’s. PEI, you should get at least one as well, at the Charlottetown Mall.
Here’s the list of 105 Canadian proposed sites, by province (thanks, Katherine, for that snappy idea!). Click twice to see it large.
The head office will be in Mississauga, ON, and a bunch more possible Target retail locations will be announced this September, says Tony Fisher, President, Target Canada. The “vast majority” of these and of the list above will become stores. Construction will start in Zellers locations that make the cut about six to nine months before they open.
Note: Target execs insist that they bought only the “leasehold rights” to up to 220 locations from Zellers, and that Zellers remains independent and open in many other locations that aren’t part of the real estate deal. As to any Zellers employees who lose their jobs if their stores close, Bryan Berg, Target Canada’s Senior VP of Stores, notes that Target Canada “will employ thousands of Canadians.” While he can’t say whether ex-Zellers staff will be afforded special consideration, he does expect they’ll have fair opportunities.
No word yet on the beauty brands crossing the border.