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Target Cries ‘Uncle,’ Begs Shoppers to Come Back

This is what happens when you blindly hop on the social-justice bandwagon without consulting your customers, understanding their mores, or giving a damn about what they think.

  • ntt1

    It would be a fun exercise to trace targets actions back to the committee that came up with the social justice idiocy in the first place. people ask where the academic snowflakes are going to find jobs…. well here is a partial answer.

    • You would think after their disastrous foray into Canada that they would be thinking things through a little more.

      • ntt1

        That’s a point. maybe Target is enjoying a “diverse” board of directors. quota hiring just doesn’t payoff

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The Target I went into was nice and clean.
        A far cry from the dusty Zellers it used to be.
        I even used the washroom.
        The right one.
        It had a good food aisle and everything.
        I don’t know why they didn’t last in Canada.
        Except maybe everyone was expecting American cross border prices instead of the built in taxes that fund our health care system.

        • dukestreet

          The main problem was that they carried different products than were advertised and what they carried was insufficient in quantity & quality.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Potemkin Target?

          • simus1

            If I had to guess, my theory would be there were two feuding factions re Target Canada at the American HQ and on Wall St, One that tried to spend so much it would be madness to close it and another that wanted it closed no matter what it cost.
            In any case, today’s Canadian dollar exchange rates would have finally killed it had it continued to struggle along a bit longer.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I just had an idea of a question.
            A major retailer comes into your country, hires a bunch of people and then fails .
            Who picks up the tab for the employment insurance?

      • Clinton

        While almost all of its stores are based in the US, Target
        has outsourced most of its operations to Bangalore, India–
        a city with a population of over one million muslims. How
        much do you want to bet that the bathrooms at those
        overseas operations are still strictly sex-segregated? And
        what what does that double standard say about Target’s
        contempt for the sensibilities of North Americans vs. its
        attitude toward the preferences of muslims in Bangalore?

        I’ll never set foot in another Target.

      • xavier

        Nope. All the more reason to be even more irresponsible with shareholders’ money. I think this is what’s called virtue signalling

  • Dana Garcia

    Screw Target. Lefties decreed that a long-agreed-upon social standard was henceforth evil discrimination and Target rushed to comply, thereby endangering its customers.

    • V10_Rob

      Let it burn, and serve as a warning to others.

  • Clink9

    Come back haters, come back!

  • WalterBannon

    If they want to beg they should start with firing Target CEO Brian Cornell

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The CEO just covered his short sale position and wants to cash it in.

  • mauser 98

    homophobes , bigots , haters , Trumpsters..come back…we forgive you!

    • Clink9

      Sorry, …Not sorry.

  • simus1

    Almost everyone is bored with The Simpsons and Family Guy due to their ever decreasing punch back at the foibles of the elites.
    But a cartoon show about a silly PC observant cult slowly ruining a huge consumer sales enterprise would pull mega ratings.

  • Samuel Q-L

    Send them all to Wal-Mart the lesser of the 2 evils.

  • Hard Little Machine

    To be fair Target’s niche shrunk. They’re not a ‘better’ Walmart, they a more expensive Walmart.

  • xavier

    Too late. Walmart, Amazon and others will pick up new customers when Target goes under