Target Partners with METRO Regarding the Operation of Brunet Pharmacies in Target Stores in Quebec

Target Partners with METRO Regarding the Operation of Brunet Pharmacies in 
Target Stores in Quebec 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Target and METRO INC.'s subsidiary, 
McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc., today announced that they are 
partnering together regarding the operation of in-store pharmacies at Target 
locations across Quebec. The partnership under McMahon's Brunet banner will 
provide pharmacies in the majority of Quebec store locations and help deliver 
on a mutual commitment to making healthcare an essential part of the Target 
guest experience. As previously announced, Target plans to open 124 stores 
across Canada throughout 2013 and will open its first 25 stores in Quebec this 
"We're pleased with the positive response we've received from guests at the 62 
in-store pharmacies that are currently in operation throughout Canada, and 
look forward to delivering superior, patient-focused healthcare to our guests 
in Quebec," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "Brunet's reputation 
as a leader in promoting patient health and well-being, combined with its 
specialized product offering, makes Brunet the ideal strategic partner to help 
us deliver outstanding patient care in Quebec." 
Under the agreement, McMahon, which is the franchisor of the highly respected 
Brunet banner, will enter into agreements with pharmacist-owners who will own 
and operate pharmacies within Target stores across Quebec. McMahon will 
provide supply chain and inventory services as well as all the operational 
support to the Brunet franchised pharmacist-owners. The in-store pharmacies 
will carry Target owned brands and provide guests with access to prescription, 
pharmacy and health consultation services that are an essential part of the 
Target experience. 
In particular, guests will benefit from the Brunet banner's exclusive MaSanté 
online tool, which will provide them with personalized options to access their 
personal file online. 
"The agreement with Target provides an excellent growth opportunity for 
METRO's pharmaceutical division, particularly for the Brunet banner, as it 
enables us to significantly increase our presence, our purchasing power and 
our sales potential in Quebec. In all, 18 new pharmacies, including 12 in the 
Greater Montrealarea, will be set up by the summer of 2014, bringing the 
total of Brunet to 168" said Eric R. La Flèche, President and CEO, METRO Inc. 
About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 
1,856 stores - 1,788 in the United States and 68 in Canada - and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through 
community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million 
a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate 
responsibility, visit 
With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is 
a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, where 
it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners, 
including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 
drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

SOURCE  Target Canada 
Lisa Gibson, Target Public Relations, (289) 261-1221 Target Media Hotline, 
(612) 696-3400 Marie-Claude Bacon, Metro Inc. Corporate Affairs, (514) 643-1086 
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