Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Citing "theft and organized retail crime," Target closing nine stores in Defund the Police areas

Misruled leftist cities take a hands-off approach to shoplifting. Retailers take a different view of course, including Target, which has long been seen as a progressive company.

But businesses exist to make money. And when they don't?

They cut back--and jobs are lost. And shoppers have fewer, but more expensive, choices.

From a Target press release:

At Target, we take the decision to close stores very seriously, and only do so after taking meaningful steps to invest in the guest experience and improve business performance. With that said, we have made the difficult decision to close nine Target stores across four states, effective Oct. 21.
In this case, we cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance. We know that our stores serve an important role in their communities, but we can only be successful if the working and shopping environment is safe for all.
Before making this decision, we invested heavily in strategies to prevent and stop theft and organized retail crime in our stores, such as adding more security team members, using third-party guard services, and implementing theft-deterrent tools across our business. Despite our efforts, unfortunately, we continue to face fundamental challenges to operating these stores safely and successfully. The team members at these stores have worked hard to maintain our high standards by creating a positive working and shopping experience for each other, our guests and their communities.
We are extremely thankful for their efforts and will be partnering closely with all eligible team members to offer them an opportunity to transfer to other Target locations.
The stores what will close next month include one in Harlem in New York City, three in the San Francisco/Oakland area, two in Seattle, and three in Portland. All of four of those areas have been in the forefront of the Defund the Police movement. 

Shortly after the election of leftist Democrat Brandon Johnson, Walmart announced it was closing four stores. Walmart, in that announcement explained in the years it has operated in Chicago, as a whole, its Chicago stores never made money. 

 Meanwhile, Johnson is exploring opening a city-run grocery store. Imagine the US Postal Service running a supermarket--only ten-times worse. Shoplifters, because I don't have confidence that BrandonMart will prosecute them, will love it.

"The Purge" isn't just about violent crime, although some shoplifters are indeed violent thugs.

1 comment:

Cal Skinner said...


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