Target has officially announced when it will open a new store at the Northwest Centre in Moncton.

The American retailer says the existing Zellers location will open as a Target store in late 2013.

New Target stores in Saint John and Fredericton are also expected to open around the same time.

Target bought more than 200 Zellers leases last year although the future of the Zellers store at the Superstore Mall on East Main Street is still unclear.