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bear_cubster 1 post  |  Last Activity: Jan 15, 2015 11:21 PM Member since: Nov 10, 2008
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  • It seems odd to close all 133 stores in Canada. That is a ton of stores. You would think some of these 133 stores had to be making a profit? So if that was the case, why not keep the ones making a profit open and simply close the ones losing money or breaking even? Lets say hypothetically 40 of the 133 were making a decent profit. Keep those 40 stores open and simply close the rest. You have to figure each store had at least some regular customers. By keeping open the ones making money, it is likely the profit of those stores would even increase as people who really love Target would simply drive further to the smaller number of stores that remained open. Additionally, this would enable Target to take a closer look at the stores doing well and incorporate those idea eventually into new stores. Just because the majority of stores did not do well, doesn't mean you get rid of everything including the stores doing well. Besides I would think they would want to keep a foothold in Canada for future growth prospects. I shop at Super Target regularly in the U.S. but often notice a lot of things that could be improved (i.e. not offering a 10 items or less line in my store and the Cartwheel App which I have had a lot of difficulty with) often makes me wonder about this retailer. IMHO

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