Target names Janna Potts head of US stores

Target (NYSE:TGT) has promoted Janna Potts to exec-VP, chief stores officer, responsible for all of Target's 1,805 U.S. stores.

Potts replaces Tina Tyler and her appointment is effective immediately. She will also serve as a member of Target's leadership team and will report to Target's chief operating officer, John Mulligan.

"Janna has been a tremendous leader at Target and we believe she will be a tremendous asset to the team, the company and, ultimately, our guests in this role," said Mulligan. "As we continue to focus on offering our guests a seamless, uniquely Target shopping experience, we believe Janna's strategic leadership, expertise in managing complex organizations, and her dedication to the team make her well suited for the opportunities ahead."

Potts joined Target in 1989, originally in its Mervyn's division. She has held a variety of roles and was most recently senior VP of human resources focused on stores and distribution.

Target has been remodeling stores to include more lifestyle displays and is focused on growing its small store footprint with new urban formats.

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