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Anchor Bay Entertainment to release ‘Chuggers to the Rescue’

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — More "Chuggington" adventures from Anchor Bay Entertainment are coming to DVD this spring.

"Chuggers to the Rescue," the latest "Chuggington" installment, will hit retail on April 5. In this six-episode DVD, everyone’s favorite trainee trio is set to save the day and teach preschoolers gentle lessons about emergency preparedness and responsibility.

Chuggers Wilson, Brewster and Koko help one another out of jams, learn emergency rescue skills and take on new responsibilities while they — and young trainees at home — learn about patience, accountability, following instructions and how to get the job done. The action-packed DVD features appearances from special “Chuggington” friends Calley, Dunbar, Zephie and Mtambo.

The 62-minute DVD will retail for $16.98.

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Target to open 21 stores in 2011

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is opening 21 stores across 12 states, the retailer announced Tuesday.

Among the openings are five stores in California, a third store in Hawaii and a SuperTarget in Minnesota.

“Target takes great pride in designing stores that meet the needs of our guests and the communities we serve,” said John Griffith, Target EVP. “With the addition of an expanded fresh food assortment, our new stores will offer guests everything they need in one convenient location.”

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Target names executive committee members

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Two leaders of Target have been appointed to the retailer’s executive committee.

Tina Schiel, SVP enterprise strategy and new business development, was promoted to EVP stores and will join the executive committee, while Laysha Ward, who will retain her position as Target’s community relations president and Target Foundation president, also will join the executive committee.

Schiel has been with Target for more than 23 years, joining the organization as a stores team member in 1987. Ward, a 19-year company veteran, has held a number of leadership positions across Target’s community relations organization and was named president of community relations and the Target Foundation in 2008.

“Tina and Laysha are proven leaders who have played a significant role in Target’s success over the years,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target. “Both women have a keen understanding of Target’s business and will bring valuable experience and unique insight to their new positions.”

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