01-23-15 03:23 AM
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  1. rebroker2009's Avatar
    That will teach them for not selling BlackBerry's

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    01-15-15 10:30 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    I don't think not selling BlackBerry phones was their problem, more like not selling anything at all.

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    01-15-15 10:59 AM
  3. goodayeh's Avatar
    Very sad to see them go .

    Unfortunately , many other stores are also struggling.

    Only Walmart seems to be unaffected .
    01-16-15 02:27 AM
  4. Gatmyer's Avatar
    You know I thought this would be bigger news. But nobody seems to care. The 17500 jobs just lost in the blink of an eye hurts. That blows BlackBerry's layoffs from the last few years out of the water.

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    01-16-15 09:24 AM
  5. goodayeh's Avatar
    Sony also announced it will shut down it's stores in Canada.
    01-16-15 09:30 AM
  6. Person421's Avatar
    Very sad to see something like this no matter how you felt about them. I'm surprised they couldn't save some of their stores and rework their strategy. Kinda like Nortel !!
    01-16-15 09:50 AM
  7. treaker's Avatar
    Target had high prices and very low store inventory.

    They did it to themselves.

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    01-16-15 09:54 AM
  8. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    I guess it's obvious, but online shopping is killing the brick and mortar stores. They simply cannot compete, inventory- or price-wise.

    Our local Target was a tomb. I'd go in and there would be 3 or 4 people in there.

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    01-16-15 09:58 AM
  9. pttptppt's Avatar
    What's sad Is I live in mississauga, ontario, Canada and Erin mills mall spent 2 years renovating so they could have target there. Always construction. And they finally finished which is sad since target is leaving. Wasted money

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    01-16-15 11:28 AM
  10. early2bed's Avatar
    That will teach them for not selling BlackBerry's
    It's nice to see that you were able to find a silver lining for Blackberry fans among all of the sadness of people losing their jobs.
    01-16-15 12:03 PM
  11. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    What's sad Is I live in mississauga, ontario, Canada and Erin mills mall spent 2 years renovating so they could have target there. Always construction. And they finally finished which is sad since target is leaving. Wasted money

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    I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard the news. They just finished the one at Erin Mills TC. Previous post was correct. 17,000 jobs lost plus all the square footage of empty realty hurts the economy. They did do it to themselves though. Target in Canada was nothing like Target in the US where they are profitable.

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    01-17-15 12:48 PM
  12. pttptppt's Avatar
    I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard the news. They just finished the one at Erin Mills TC. Previous post was correct. 17,000 jobs lost plus all the square footage of empty realty hurts the economy. They did do it to themselves though. Target in Canada was nothing like Target in the US where they are profitable.

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    Exactly. It took forever for them to construct everything and now they have to redo it.

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    01-17-15 12:51 PM
  13. dguy123's Avatar
    I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard the news. They just finished the one at Erin Mills TC. Previous post was correct. 17,000 jobs lost plus all the square footage of empty realty hurts the economy. They did do it to themselves though. Target in Canada was nothing like Target in the US where they are profitable.

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    I think the big mistake retailers are making is thinking the Canadian public is OK paying ridiculously inflated prices compared to the same items in the US... well beyond the exchange rate, as evidenced by prices when the Canadian dollar was above the US.

    Shopping online let's us sidestep that kind of crap for the most part. Wish we could buy cars online.


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    01-17-15 01:06 PM
  14. bowlerboy450's Avatar
    We have a target in our local mall. It was never busy. Biggest issue was that they had hardly any items. It was a not a place we would go to shop. It was a boring store to be honest. Sad about all the jobs lost.

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    01-17-15 01:10 PM
  15. Ment's Avatar
    I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard the news. They just finished the one at Erin Mills TC. Previous post was correct. 17,000 jobs lost plus all the square footage of empty realty hurts the economy. They did do it to themselves though. Target in Canada was nothing like Target in the US where they are profitable.

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    I'm interested in the difference between Target Canada vs Target US. In the States Target is like an upscale Walmart, a little higher prices but nicer place to shop, generally cleaner aisles etc. Does that model not work up north?
    01-17-15 01:17 PM
  16. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I don't think not selling BlackBerry phones was their problem, more like not selling anything at all.

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    It was a joke! Their problem was pricing. They marked up everything too high except for the odd ball item

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    01-17-15 01:22 PM
  17. thurask's Avatar
    It was a joke! Their problem was pricing. They marked up everything too high except for the odd ball item

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    That's not a problem, since you couldn't buy anything from Target anyway.

    Anyway, Target was a ghost town, inventory was laughable (no Christmas trees in December?), local mall spent quite a bit of time and cash renovating the old crappy Zellers into the new crappy Target for nothing.

    Wal-Mart did it better.
    01-17-15 01:31 PM
  18. pttptppt's Avatar
    What about #AlexfromTarget

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    01-17-15 03:19 PM
  19. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    This is what I don't get.. Canadians will flock to the States and purchase like crazy at these stores.. they open up in Canada and don't offer half of what they offer in the States and they expect them to do just as well? Canadians aren't stupid.. I just don't get why they can't figure this out..

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    01-17-15 03:41 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The shopping mall is a dying concept here in the USA. Malls haven't been cool since I was a teenager in the 80s. Many malls are dead or dying. There is even a website devoted to dead malls.

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    01-17-15 04:45 PM
  21. pttptppt's Avatar
    The shopping mall is a dying concept here in the USA. Malls haven't been cool since I was a teenager in the 80s. Many malls are dead or dying. There is even a website devoted to dead malls.

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    Same here in canada

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    01-17-15 08:34 PM
  22. Vanillagorilla01's Avatar
    What is sad, at least in my area of Canada is that they bought out Zellars. Sure Zellars wasn't the best store but it was a store. It was never replaced by a Target nor has anything filled the vacant building. Capitalism at its absolute worst. Many people are out of a job, which is extremely unfortunate. Communities without a place to shop sucks as well.....

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    01-17-15 08:43 PM
  23. tjseaman's Avatar
    I'm interested in the difference between Target Canada vs Target US. In the States Target is like an upscale Walmart, a little higher prices but nicer place to shop, generally cleaner aisles etc. Does that model not work up north?
    Nope. It's the whole reason Zellers caved. It was better slightly better quality products than what Walmart offers at slightly higher pricing. Target simply came in and replicated what Zellers was already doing and providing to customers, and losing out to Walmart. They failed to compete with Walmart.

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    01-17-15 09:08 PM
  24. nomi1978's Avatar
    A lot of the brands that Target had in the US, couldn't be sold in Canada because of Canadian laws and also the language laws.

    Pricing initially was to high, they thought people would still shop there. In the end they were about 4% lower than Wal-Mart for key items. Having items in stock in my opinion was the biggest issue. They were turning things around but once you disappoint someone it's hard to get them back.



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    01-17-15 09:11 PM
  25. Ment's Avatar
    A lot of the brands that Target had in the US, couldn't be sold in Canada because of Canadian laws and also the language laws.

    Pricing initially was to high, they thought people would still shop there. In the end they were about 4% lower than Wal-Mart for key items. Having items in stock in my opinion was the biggest issue. They were turning things around but once you disappoint someone it's hard to get them back.



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    Ah thats an interesting tidbit. Did Target Canada not have the in-house brands like Archer Farms, Market Pantry, Up&Up due to dual language requirements?
    01-19-15 03:04 PM
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