New stores with expanded fresh food offerings will create more than 2,400 jobs
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 30, 2010) – Target (NYSE:TGT) will create more than 2,400 jobs when ten stores open across the country on Oct. 10, 2010. The stores, which offer fresh produce, meat and baked goods and include the latest enhancements to the beauty, home, shoes and electronics departments, will open in the following communities:
“These new Target store openings will help support local economies and make life easier for our guests by creating new jobs, spurring development and providing the utmost in convenience and value,” said John Griffith, Executive Vice President of Property Development, Target. “We are looking forward to deepening our relationship with guests in communities across the country.”
- Sacramento East: 6507 4th Ave., Sacramento, Calif.
- Simi Valley West: 51 Tierra Rejada Rd., Simi Valley, Calif.
- Bakersfield Central: 2901 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, Calif.
- San Jose North: 95 Holger Way, San Jose, Calif.
- Azusa: 809 Azusa Ave., Azusa, Calif.
- Salt Lake City: 1110 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Little Rock University: 420 S. University Ave., Little Rock, Ark.
- Christiana: 800 Christiana Mall, Christiana, Del.
- Flushing: 4024 College Point Blvd., Flushing, N.Y.
- Braintree: 250 Granite St., Braintree, Mass.
As part of the grand opening celebrations, each store will contribute to its community by initiating a local grant program, contributing to the United Way, donating food to Feeding America and product to the local Goodwill chapter and encouraging team members to volunteer their time to serve their community.
All ten of the new stores will feature Target’s expanded food format and the latest department enhancements designed to improve our guests’ shopping experience. They also offer amenities such as Starbucks®, Target CaféSM and Target PharmacySM and carry a wide range of national brands along with popular Target owned brands like Archer Farms™, Market Pantry™, up & upTM and Merona.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,743 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood
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