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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that Target plans to open 33 new stores in Canada next month, bringing the total number of Canadian units opened in 2013 to 124 - the largest number of openings in a year in the company's history. "The stores are spread throughout Canada’s 10 ­provinces, with the majority in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Thirty-one of the stores will open Nov. 13 and two stores will open Nov. 22."

The story notes that "the rapid expansion hasn’t been entirely smooth," and that Target has seen problems with both its in-stock positions, which have been lower than than the company would have liked, and pricing, which has been higher than many customers would have liked.

The Star Tribune says that Target "expected the Canadian stores to be profitable in the fourth quarter this year. Now the profitability expectation has been moved to the fourth quarter of 2014."

After this initial push, Target reportedly plans to open five to ten new store a year for the next few years.
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