Target names head of Canadian operations

Minneapolis -- Target Corp. said that it has promoted Tony Fisher to president of Target Canada as the retailer prepares to open its first stores in the country. He will be responsible for building the team, establishing the headquarters and leading the day-to-day operations of the corporation's recently announced expansion into Canada.

The chain tapped an 11-year employee to lead its Canadian business. Last week, Target announced it bought 220 Zeller's leaseholds and it plans to open between 100 and 150 Target stores in Canada beginning in 2013.

Fisher served most recently as VP merchandise operation.

"Tony has a strong sense of Target's unique culture, merchandising strategy and brand and a proven record of delivering results," said Michael Francis, chief marketing officer and executive committee sponsor of Target Canada.

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