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Nova Scotia-based Sobeys and Target Canada announced that they have entered into a long-term wholesale distribution arrangement that will have Sobeys supply Target stores in Canada with select food and grocery products, beginning in 2013. The distribution deal will include both national brands and Target’s private brands.

According to the announcement, “The two companies have also agreed to leverage each other's distribution networks to mutually reduce transportation expenses. In addition to the wholesale distribution arrangement, both companies will also explore additional supply chain opportunities.”

Target has announced plans to open 125 to 135 stores in Canada, most of which are slated to debut in 2013.
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