Target plans Ohio food distribution center


WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) -- Target Corp. says it's building a new food distribution center in central Ohio that will employ up to 150 people when completed after construction begins this spring.

The center will handle produce as well as refrigerated, frozen and packaged foods, part of the company's move to add fresh foods to hundreds of stores around the country.

The facility, bigger than seven football fields, will create about 250 construction jobs and 100 to 150 permanent jobs when it opens in West Jefferson about 20 miles west of Columbus.

Target says it currently operates 37 distribution centers in the U.S.