Minneapolis — John Griffith joined Target in 1999 and played an instrumental role in growing Target’s store count from 912 stores to more than 1,900 stores today.
Minneapolis — John Griffith, executive vice president of property development for Target, will retire on May 31, 2014. Griffith joined Target in 1999 and played an instrumental role in growing Target’s store count from 912 stores in 1999 to more than 1,900 stores today. He also helped develop new store prototypes and formats including PFresh, CityTarget and Target Express, and designed and developed Target’s headquarters buildings worldwide, including India and Canada.
“Leading a team of such committed, talented people and representing Target in the community have been the highlights of my career. I am incredibly proud to have played a role in Target’s growth and evolution over the years,” says Griffith.
“John had a tremendous influence on Target during his 15 years with the company. The energy and enthusiasm he brought to his role helped Target expand our geographic footprint and create new store formats,” says John Mulligan, Target’s interim president and CEO.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has 1,924 stores — 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada.
SOURCE: Target Corp.