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Target reveals initial locations in Canada

BY Gail Hoffer

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has unveiled the first wave of the Zellers sites it will be taking over in Canada, representing 105 locations in all 10 Canadian provinces.

The vast majority of the sites will become Target stores after securing the necessary construction approval for extensive renovation. The stores will open beginning in 2013.

The majority (45) of the locations are in Ontario, with 19 in Quebec. The other Canadian locations include 15 in British Columbia; 13 in Alberta; five in Manitoba; two each in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador; and one each in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Each selected site is subleased to Zellers and will continue to operate as a Zellers store for some time. Six to nine months prior to opening as Target stores, the majority of stores will be closed for significant remodeling. On average, about $10 million will be invested in remodeling each location.

“We look forward to completing our selection process during the next several months, moving us one step closer to delivering the Target-brand shopping experience to our Canadian guests," said Tony Fisher, Target Canada president.

Target also announced that its Canadian headquarters will be located in Mississauga, Ontario. The company will occupy about 180,000 sq. ft. in a building that was built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards and is owned by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. After some remodeling, the majority of Target’s Canadian corporate team will begin occupying the space in early 2012.

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Drug Store News is closed on Memorial Day

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The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, and the Monday edition of DSN A.M. will not publish. We wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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AccentHealth announces nine new condition-specific TV networks

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — A health education television network has added nine condition-specific networks.

AccentHealth said in addition to its current lineup of four networks, the company will focus its attention on diabetes, heart health, men’s health, mental health, senior women’s health, rheumatology, allergies, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease. These networks will reach and educate more than 13 million patients in doctors’ waiting rooms each month through its digitally delivered content, the company said.

"The digital age allows us to refine health messaging, directing specific information to only the most relevant patients, providing the information they want, when and where they are eager to learn and can discuss it with their physicians," AccentHealth CEO Daniel Stone said.

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