US discount chain Target plans to open 20 stores across Canada by the end of July.

Target opens 20 stores across Canada

US discount chain Target plans to open 20 stores across Canada by the end of July.

The summer openings, which will take place between July 16 and July 30, will span four provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

The openings mark the first Target store locations in Saskatchewan and follow the opening of 48 stores across Canada earlier this year.

The move pushes Target past the halfway-mark towards its goal of opening 124 stores across Canada by year-end.

“After opening stores in Ontario and Western Canada, we’re excited to bring the unique Target brand shopping experience to additional locations in these markets, and to welcome our first guests in Saskatchewan,” said Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada.

The majority of the 20 locations will feature a licensed Starbucks, as well as an in-store pharmacy. Target says it is committed to providing Canadian guests with a ‘one-stop shopping destination for affordable, stylish, quality products, home, beauty, apparel and accessories, grocery, personal care and more’.

Minneapolis-based Target currently operates a total of 1,832 stores: 1,784 in the US and 48 in Canada.

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