MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Target Canada has opened three pilot stores in Ontario, the first-ever locations north of the border for the mass merchant.
The stores are at Stone Road in Guelph, Milton Mall Shopping Centre in Milton, and Gates of Fergus in Fergus. They are the first of 124 Targets that will open in Canada throughout this year. They also mark the final phase of a testing process designed to prepare systems, train team members and determine operational readiness as the first wave of 24 stores soft-open across Ontario later this month.
The pilot stores are expected to open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. They include home, fashion, beauty, apparel, grocery, personal care and other departments.
Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada, said, “The Target team is excited to open these test locations as we put the finishing touches on our stores, assortments and inventory.”