Target, champion of “gender-free” washrooms, in big financial doo-doo

From AP:

Target, stung by the mass migration by its customers online and elsewhere, said its profit plummeted 43 percent during the most recent quarter as sales at its stores weakened. The coming year doesn’t look much better: Its outlook for the first quarter and all of 2017 were far below what industry analysts had been expecting.

All traditional retailers have struggled as Amazon.com and other online retailers draw shoppers away, but Target has been unable to keep pace with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which posted another quarter of higher customer traffic and same-store sales. At a meeting with analysts Tuesday, Target CEO Brian Cornell said he hasn’t seen as many troubled retailers since the recession nearly a decade ago. More.

Reality check: Should there be a law against telling people that companies that front this stuff voluntarily could find themselves with an unofficial customer rebellion? What kind of hate crime shall we call it?

Retailers should not be allowed to know that they ought not go to war against their customer base.

Of course, laws can always be passed forcing it on the companies and retailers can discreetly refuse to fight… Then what?

See also: Target’s Post-Bathroom War’s Sales Stink

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  • andycanuck

    I read in comments sections that Target has single-occupant restrooms (like Walmart and Rexall here) so they weren’t economically affected by the N.C. law. They thought they would get free, positive advertising from their MSM buddies without having to retrofit all the chain’s restrooms for a win-win but I guess that didn’t turn out the way they thought it would. Ha-ha.

  • Gary

    After 8 years of the Marxist racist parasite in the White House , people now have a White president that won’t cry racism if people go against him.
    Shoppers can protest with their wallets but NOW it’s not the 2% malcontent leftist Hillary supporters ……it’s the majority that can be as high as 80% in some cases depending on the topic.

    About 12 years ago I saw a FORD ad that used the Rainbow near the end of it which might have been to infer that you’re a Homophobe bigot if you don’t buy a FORD.
    I had bought FORD’s because I needed a car and the dealer networks for any problems while on the road . But now that they became a SJW I switched to Toyota , I did have a Subaru in the 1980’s but they then ran ads with a Trans sexual Athlete to show the rugged nature of the cars where final message in the ad was ” It’s the way we’re built” . This was to imply that everyone is BORN as certain way.

    If so , than how did Wynne, Libby Davies and Svend Robinson turn gay suddenly when they wanted to advance in Politics. Jihadists aren’t born that way to aspire to slaughtering civilians. The quran corrupts their brain and pushes out the Better Angels of our nature.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The authorities should identify as many former Target shoppers as possible and charge them with Hate crime violations. That’d send ’em a message.

  • Tooth&Claw

    With other choices in a retailer, this was bound to happen.
    With a drive to consume less due to the declining purchasing power of a dollar, as well as the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra, this was bound to happen.
    We don’t need a lot of stuff it turns out.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Until Target ADMITS the truth, and fires the SJWs responsible, keep boycotting them.

    • Adam

      Surprised they haven’t backtracked. Walmart has wisely launched a brutal price war. Stick the knife in.

      Target won’t be the first chain to off itself. See Montgomery Ward.