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Target opens its first Manitoba stores Tuesday

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Winnipeg will welcome another high-profile retailer to town when Target christens a pair of stores on Tuesday.

The Minneapolis-based company will cut the ribbon on locations at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre and Southdale Centre, as well as at Shoppers Mall in Brandon. Another store at Grant Park Shopping Centre is scheduled to welcome its first customers this fall or winter.

The Manitoba stores are part of a national rollout that will see 124 Target locations open across the country this year.

Derek Jenkins, senior vice-president at Target, said he’s not sure what kind of crowds to expect in Winnipeg – a city notorious for going bananas for new store openings – but the staff is prepared to handle whatever throng might show up before the 8 a.m. opening.

He acknowledged the criticism of the company during its initial rollout in Ontario two months ago because prices weren’t as low as consumers expected from their experiences at U.S. locations. He said Target will undertake regular "comp shops" at other stores around Winnipeg and will be very price competitive in the local market.

He stopped short, however, of saying prices will be on par with Target stores in Grand Forks and Fargo.

geoff.kirbyson@freepress.mb.ca

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