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THE MORNING RANT: Target Revenue Plunges as it Continues to Repel Customers with Its Woke Agenda

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Target is a company in crisis. Under the leadership of its super-woke CEO, Target has: Welcomed men into its women’s restrooms; Sold products for those who fetishize and groom children; Prohibited police from making arrests for shoplifting within its stores. If it was CEO Brian Cornell’s intent to destroy Target, I’m not sure what he might do differently.

The revulsion normal people feel about Target’s embrace of degeneracy is reflected in its ongoing revenue decline.

In this inflationary era, a store that simply sold the exact same number of items would show a year-over-year revenue increase due to the increased retail price of all products. But because of Target’s repellent social agenda, it managed to see an actual revenue decline of 4.2%. Q3 2023 revenue was $25.4 billion, down from $26.5 billion one year prior. The revenue decline was more than a billion dollars, as consumers voted with their wallets not to reward Target for its loathsome agenda.

Target’s same store sales were down a staggering 4.9% and its digital sales tumbled even more - down 6.0%. It’s certainly understandable that people are reluctant to click on Target’s website, for the same reason they wouldn’t want an XXX address in their browser history.

By contrast, Wal Mart just released its Q3 2023 financial reports, which showed solid revenue growth, including same store sales increasing by 4.9%.

Counter-intuitively, Target’s stock price soared upon the earnings report, and Wal-Mart’s declined. The reason was that “experts” were surprised by the results. They expected Target’s results to be even worse, and Wal-Mart’s to be even better, and those expectations had been baked into the stock prices.

Despite Target’s revenue decline, it managed to cut some costs and increase its gross margin on the goods it did sell, which pleased those who only look at bottom line profit. However, when revenue is in a downward death spiral, no amount of cost cutting can overcome the loss of dollars never received in the first place. In my life I’ve seen the death of mighty retailers such as Sears and K-Mart, and unlike Target, those retailers didn’t have contempt for middle class values like Mr. Cornell and Target do. When customers stopped shopping at Sears and K-Mart, no amount of cost cutting and other budgetary actions could save them.

In the opening paragraph, I mentioned that Target is so woke that it has embraced a pro-crime / pro-criminal position, even in its own stores.

“California Sheriff Destroys Woke Target’s Code on Arresting Shoplifters” [Outkick – 11/13/2023]

Sheriff Jim Cooper aired his grievances against Target on X, criticizing the company for preventing any arrests inside the store over the company’s worry about a P.R. nightmare.

Cooper shared that an operation to combat shoplifting at Target locations was interrupted by Target’s security advising officers that no arrests were permitted in the store, as a means to avoid negative press.

It is a special kind of evil for a company to embrace criminal activity in its stores, and to put its employees in the position of having to effectively abet the criminal activity by not allowing police to arrest the criminals.

By the way, in case you’re thinking that Target might have been chastened by its sales collapse, and that maybe Mr. Cornell might rethink his woke agenda, think again. He really, really hates half of the people in this country, and he wants you to know how much he hates you.

“Target CEO: Conservatives Upset Over Trans Merch More Dangerous to Employees Than George Floyd Riots” [Daily Wire – 11/02/2023]

Cornell told CNBC’s Squawk Box that the violence and looting witnessed during the George Floyd riots did not compare to the trans blowback.

As the Daily Wire points out, it was left-wing activists who sent bomb threats to Target when it removed some of its trans-children clothing last summer.

Seemingly running in contrast with Cornell’s assertion, stores in at least five states received bomb threats via email from an individual/individuals angry the retail chain “betrayed the LGBTQ+ community” by removing the merchandise, The Hill reported.

It might be possible for Target to save itself from the fate of Sears and K-Mart, but not with a woke leftist like Brian Cornell running it into the ground. If Target’s board of directors want to save the company, it must remove its toxic CEO.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

2 second

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:00 AM (CIS44)

3 F*ck Target. Haven't been there in years.

It's unfortunate that the company sends me a "Christmas Bonus" in the form of a Target gift card......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 20, 2023 11:01 AM (T4tVD)

5 The gay nutcracker was really pushing it.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:01 AM (FHG7x)

6 Pro-crime... if you're of the proper demographic.

Me, I could face 20 years for lifting a pack of gum.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 20, 2023 11:02 AM (Q4IgG)

7 FML. I didn't realize I shared a birthdate with that cocksucker. FML.
Posted by: rickb223

Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:02 AM (R4t5M)

8 Seemingly running in contrast with Cornell’s assertion, stores in at least five states received bomb threats via email from an individual/individuals angry the retail chain “betrayed the LGBTQ+ community” by removing the merchandise, The Hill reported.


If you haven't noticed, the left and it's media ALWAYS accuse the right of what the left is already doing tenfold.

Every. Single. Time.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

9 now they got snowflake decorations that say "liberal" but none that say "conservative" and faggy nutcrackers.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:04 AM (CIS44)

10 Target simply does not exist to me any more.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (pohLc)

11 Happy Birthday, rickb223!!!


Sorry about sharing it with Fingerstick McShitpants.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (Zz0t1)

12 Target is HQ'd here. It was started here in MN in 1969 as a spinoff mid retail to Dayton's which was like a northern version of Macy's. I know or have known many people who worked there in various forms, either in the stores or in corporate. They all say it's a shit place to work now. Shocking that a woke corp would be a shitty workplace.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (4p0Xq)

13 Seemingly running in contrast with Cornell’s assertion, stores in at least five states received bomb threats via email from an individual/individuals angry the retail chain “betrayed the LGBTQ+ community” by removing the merchandise, The Hill reported.


If you haven't noticed, the left and it's media ALWAYS accuse the right of what the left is already doing tenfold.

Every. Single. Time.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)
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Somehow it's OUR fault that the leftwing engages in violent, destructive behavior. We "make" them do it, somehow. They cannot be held accountable for their own choices or beliefs. It's lunatic thinking, of course.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (7fElN)

14 A new Target opened here recently, at the site of the old K-Mart (and a block from the old Sears). Not sure how they are doing.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (Cus5s)

15 I did not bother with Target much anymore. I do loathe Wally World but I frequent the store in a nicer part of town. The other one "reeks of desperation" as my mom would say.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (FHG7x)

16 Hey Target, how does that Bud Light taste?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (sM/yB)

17 I remember when Target was Ayr-Way.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (JrojV)

18 It's unfortunate that the company sends me a "Christmas Bonus" in the form of a Target gift card......

Using that gift card is the one case where it's OK to go in there. If you just throw it out or whatever it doesn't cost them anything.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (2ocoG)

19 It's unfortunate that the company sends me a "Christmas Bonus" in the form of a Target gift card......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


I've always wanted to try this to see if it worked: Buy something with the gift card. Return it. Lather, Rinse, Repeat until they ask you to stop then demand cash for the gift card.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (xttsV)

20 Target is the slow motion Dylan Mulvaney-type train wreck.

Like Disney.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (ufFY8)

21 It would be hard for me to ignore Target more than I already do. Haven’t been in a Target store in years… I did a quick online search for Cornell… he looks like a middle-aged white guy. If he really believes in woke he should probably resign so someone of an appropriately oppressed group can take it… you know he won’t

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (vezcz)

22 ---
Somehow it's OUR fault that the leftwing engages in violent, destructive behavior. We "make" them do it, somehow. They cannot be held accountable for their own choices or beliefs. It's lunatic thinking, of course.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (7fElN)



Tis the left's mantra. Everything is someone ELSE'S fault.

It's why they LOVE abortion. They should be allowed to be free from consequence REGARDLESS of the action because it wasn't their fault, you see.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM (Zz0t1)

23 Target simply does not exist to me any more.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM

Wal Mart was out of something the wife needed. There's a Target nearby. So I drove 20 minutes to another Wal-Mart.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (4p0Xq)

24 I feel like a cultural pioneer. I dropped Target several years ago when they led on the "trannies can use the women's bathrooms" BS. My initial reaction to that announcement was a mental shrug. But Target reacted to people pointing out issues that would come up by calling them phobic bigots. Die faster Target, the world doesn't really need a K-mart trying to pass itself off as a higher end department store, especially one that has decided to serve as a tool for groomers.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (3cGpq)

25 Hadrian was not God, just a gay dictator.
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You can be both!

And don't call me "Caligula"!!!

Posted by: zombie Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (krqg6)

26 Birthday wishes to rickb223!

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (FHG7x)

27 FML. I didn't realize I shared a birthdate with that cocksucker. FML.
Posted by: rickb223

Happy Birthday.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:02 AM (R4t5M)

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Ditto.

/Maybe F. Joseph Roombanette Biden was born on the other side of the International Dateline in a Black Jewish Puerto Rican neighborhood?

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (WPQgM)

28 Somehow it's OUR fault that the leftwing engages in violent, destructive behavior. We "make" them do it, somehow. They cannot be held accountable for their own choices or beliefs. It's lunatic thinking, of course.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM (

It's just this damn war and that lying sonofabitch Johnson.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (4p0Xq)

29 Willowed:

IS there a link?
Posted by: Minnfidel
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Sure, don't believe me!

Whole thread in Nitter:
https://tinyurl.com/4d7nfhn3

X video of the initial X tweet:
https://tinyurl.com/4x76vyhz
32 seconds; not the pretend Hassids -- female "rabbi".

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (krqg6)

30 Joseph Roombanette.

That's funny.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

31 What nobody wants to buy the black LGBTQ+ wheelchair bound Santas?? They should sell like hotcakes

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (dKiJG)

32 Yes, we've lost Sears and K-Mart, local dept. stores like D.H. Holmes (which had been around since the 1850s!) and Maison Blanche, Tower Records, Western Auto and Auto-Lec, Service Merchandise, and more. But those were not destroyed deliberately by offending their customers. Either technology (records, e.g.) changed, the stores were located in dying downtowns, or for many other reasons.

Target's "leadership" is doing this deliberately for virtue points, ignoring all the storm signals out there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (J2vNu)

33 And don't call me "Caligula"!!!

All right Little Boots calm down...

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (sM/yB)

34 The last time I was in a Target store, I noticed all the images of women on the walls were overweight, had tattoos and shaved heads, etc. I remember expecting the male images to be either normal muscular dudes or similar "modern" twinks. I don't recall ANYTHING about them, so I'm guessing they went with the other modern option- weak, non-threatening beta men that are forgettable.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 20, 2023 11:08 AM (osPrv)

35
When customers stopped shopping at Sears and K-Mart, no amount of cost cutting and other budgetary actions could save them.

It wasn't that I stopped shopping at either of them, because I did for decades until they closed down. I kinda suspect that the general success of the economy had some people holding their nose in disdain at such 'common' goods.

There's a segment of society that would be horrified at the sneakers that I would buy at K-Mart.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (enJYY)

36 Interesting. I worked for K-Mart for several years and at the time Target stores were the pits of that type of retail. Of course, Target management woke up and realized changes were needed and what you have today are sleek, modern stores catering to the 15-40 year old (guessing here) female. K-Mart on the other hand never modernized, went for lower end product and ultimately were killed off by Sears. Guessing Target will survive, however they may have reached max growth and might need to close a few locations.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (2NHgQ)

37 Let's just say flaming gay nutcrackers don't go over well in NEPA.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (FHG7x)

38 Maybe F. Joseph Roombanette Biden was born on the other side of the International Dateline in a Black Jewish Puerto Rican neighborhood?

Steve Martin as the Jerk would be a better President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (sM/yB)

39 I did not bother with Target much anymore. I do loathe Wally World but I frequent the store in a nicer part of town. The other one "reeks of desperation" as my mom would say.
Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:06 AM

The MILF factor was always better at Target. But it's a sacrifice I am willing to make!

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (4p0Xq)

40 Yes, we've lost Sears and K-Mart, local dept. stores like D.H. Holmes (which had been around since the 1850s!) and Maison Blanche, Tower Records, Western Auto and Auto-Lec, Service Merchandise, and more. But those were not destroyed deliberately by offending their customers. Either technology (records, e.g.) changed, the stores were located in dying downtowns, or for many other reasons.

Service Merchandise will probably make a comeback.
That model is the only reasonable way to sell things in Democrat-run cities.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (2ocoG)

41 My Grandfather's house was mail order from Montgomery Ward over 80 years ago. Came by rail. It still stands.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:10 AM (pohLc)

42 I will admit, when moving the daughter into her RH at college, she and her roommate wanted to go into Target for supplies.

It just so happened to be after breakfast when my body decided a significant 'teach the kids to swim' moment was required.

I told my daughter "We're in Target. I identify. I'm going to the ladies room to drop a load."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

43 Target simply does not exist to me any more.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:05 AM

Wal Mart was out of something the wife needed. There's a Target nearby. So I drove 20 minutes to another Wal-Mart.
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:07 AM (4p0Xq)

*nods knowingly*

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:10 AM (4I/2K)

44 Target is the anchor store for one of the local malls. They fold, and the smaller stores take it in the shorts with increased rent, and then they move down the road.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:11 AM (0EOe9)

45 Doing my part avoiding Target, or in French
Tar- gey

Posted by: Skip at November 20, 2023 11:11 AM (8Uxcn)

46 Daytons/Target was my first ever credit card around 1980. I used to love both stores. No longer go to Target since their bathroom insanity. Sad.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 20, 2023 11:11 AM (ZV+pB)

47 In my life I’ve seen the death of mighty retailers such as Sears and K-Mart, and unlike Target, those retailers didn’t have contempt for middle class values like Mr. Cornell and Target do.

I have to register a disagreement here. Sears was utterly contemptuous of its customers and let you know it. They thought they were too big to fail. They thought wrong and deserve exactly what happened to them.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (I/Qkd)

48 Wait, a company can tell cops NOT TO ENFORCE THE LAW, on their property?

How the hell does that work?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (xaFKb)

49 Q; What do Brian Cornell and FJB nave in common?
A: Commitment to policies that destroy the organization they lead.

Posted by: JM in /Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (5zjm+)

50 Not sure what will kill the commercial real estate market first - the dead malls or the empty inner city office buildings.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (sM/yB)

51 Suburban moms aren't giving up their "Targeting" trips that easily.

Posted by: brak at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (25k9m)

52 Target wholeheartedly endorses segregation.

Fuck Target.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (cae+0)

53 I shop at Target about once every 2 weeks and spend maybe $50 on average.

Usually just household goods (towels, sheets, etc.)

Where should I go now? Unfortunately, Target is far closer than the Wal-Mart or other similar type stores. But, I'm down to stop shopping at Target unless they get rid of this guy.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (ky+MF)

54 And that's all before they lost $400 million of stuff to shoplifting.

Posted by: clams on the half shell and roller skates, roller skates at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (kvDvI)

55 I was pissed when Borders went out of business, but I guess it’s just as well that they did so before wokeness came around.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (JrojV)

56 Oh, and Conquest’s Law applies to Target.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (cae+0)

57 If it was CEO Brian Cornell’s intent to destroy Target, I’m not sure what he might do differently.

Read that paragraph again, keeping in mind that you and yours are the actual Target...

Posted by: CEO Cornell at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (HjfVN)

58 I have to register a disagreement here. Sears was utterly contemptuous of its customers and let you know it. They thought they were too big to fail. They thought wrong and deserve exactly what happened to them.

They were also extremely stupid. Transitioning from their catalog sales model to online should've been super easy, barely an inconvenience, and then they would've cut Bezos off before he got started.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (2ocoG)

59 Target was always my last choice in places to buy stuff, since I hate shopping and do not do that. I found them even more off-putting than Walmart.

Posted by: huerfano at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (Q4KYm)

60 Suburban moms aren't giving up their "Targeting" trips that easily.

Posted by: brak at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (25k9m)


I'm a dude, but I feel the pain of giving up Target (b/c it's the closest store by far of that type and is only 5 minutes away). But, I'll do it.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (ky+MF)

61 50 Not sure what will kill the commercial real estate market first - the dead malls or the empty inner city office buildings.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (sM/yB)

Malls aren't doing too bad. Office space has already melted down/is playing out.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (eYoxG)

62 Wait, a company can tell cops NOT TO ENFORCE THE LAW, on their property?

How the hell does that work?
Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (xaFKb)

Quite well, thank you.

Posted by: College Dean of Students at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (4I/2K)

63 And that's all before they lost $400 million of stuff to shoplifting.
Posted by: clams on the half shell and roller skates, roller skates at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (kvDvI)



San Francisco did suggest to get your Christmas shoplifting done early this year to avoid the rush.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

64 I hate Walmart too. Riding my motorcycle through Bentonville, I could literally smell the woke.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (pohLc)

65 They were also extremely stupid. Transitioning from their catalog sales model to online should've been super easy, barely an inconvenience, and then they would've cut Bezos off before he got started.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:13 AM (2ocoG)


More pitch meeting please.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:15 AM (ky+MF)

66 Sears could have (should have) strangled Amazon in the crib. They thought the internet sales stuff was just a passing fad and that brick and morter was here to stay.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 20, 2023 11:15 AM (ZV+pB)

67 Service Merchandise will probably make a comeback.
That model is the only reasonable way to sell things in Democrat-run cities.
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I've wondered about that. I doubt that Service will make a comeback, but their model might be the future of retail.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at November 20, 2023 11:15 AM (sWM8x)

68 I always thought the problem with K-Mart was that they had too much old inventory on the shelves. Stuff that didn't sell last year or 2 years ago, that you didn't want, and that got in the way of finding the stuff you did want. At some point, you just go somewhere else.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (7B5FA)

69 ---
I've wondered about that. I doubt that Service will make a comeback, but their model might be the future of retail.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at November 20, 2023 11:15 AM (sWM8x)



Bed Bath and Beyond is back, but strictly online sales.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (Zz0t1)

70 Walmart now has gates for entrance and exit at a location where, shall we say, the clientele isn't exactly law abiding.

Drive 15 mins, no gates.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (FHG7x)

71 WAIT!! HOLD ON!

I was told by top marketing and business "experts" that going woke was a sound and smart business strategy. Are you saying that real world result are not spectacular?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (17s+e)

72 Malls aren't doing too bad. Office space has already melted down/is playing out.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (eYoxG)


not true. We have 1 dead mall and 2 dying malls in my greater metro area. The stores in the "high class" mall have been dropping out faster than they can fill spaces and the quality of stores is declining rapidly.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (ky+MF)

73 I'm starting to like Walmart after going on their free delivery band wagon. I don't have to step foot into their stores. The delivery contractor is really on the ball in this area, and the grocery selection is good. Close to the home office, I guess.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:16 AM (0EOe9)

74 Walmart now has gates for entrance and exit at a location where, shall we say, the clientele isn't exactly law abiding.

Drive 15 mins, no gates.
Posted by: Mpfs a

The close Wally World has all the LEGO locked up. The big Wally 15min away does not.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (CIS44)

75 Macy's has big plans for the Thanksgiving Parade.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (R4t5M)

76 Sears could have (should have) strangled Amazon in the crib. They thought the internet sales stuff was just a passing fad and that brick and morter was here to stay.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at November 20, 2023 11:15 AM (ZV+pB)



This reminds me of the conversation with my dad in the early 90's when I changed my degree from electrical engineering to computer science.

"What the f*ck are you going to do with a computer science degree?!?"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

77 I shop at Target about once every 2 weeks and spend maybe $50 on average.

Usually just household goods (towels, sheets, etc.)

Where should I go now? Unfortunately, Target is far closer than the Wal-Mart or other similar type stores. But, I'm down to stop shopping at Target unless they get rid of this guy.
Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023


***
The CVS inside one of my local Targets is where I get my Rxs. Of course they can transfer them to another CVS. But even the one closest to me is a hassle to get to and to deal with.

In any case, I buy far less at TG than I do at WM. And after the long wait in line yesterday Sunday at WM, I may grit my teeth and skip them too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (J2vNu)

78 Before their insanity I used to shop at a super Target about twice a month. They were a handy stop on my commute and I could get stuff for work lunches, toothpaste, cleaning supplies etc. But I found alternatives.

Most of those alternatives probably agree with Target's hedonistic values; but at least they have not been in my face about it so far.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 20, 2023 11:18 AM (3cGpq)

79 It is a special kind of evil for a company to embrace criminal activity in its stores, and to put its employees in the position of having to effectively abet the criminal activity by not allowing police to arrest the criminals.
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They know that if they don't do those things, there will be riots and their stores will be emptied. Target is an urban/suburban company, and they are in deep with the woke folk and the communists who run those places. They're stuck. Their best bet at survival is probably becoming a catalogue store (like the old Service Merchandise), albeit with a modern twist. You can order online and pickup in-store, or you can walk in and order from a kiosk and wait for your order to be brought up to you and, if needed, to be escorted to a fitting room. But the policies they support - and support out of necessity because of how it has cast its political die - cannot allow for open stores with goods on shelves for browsing by customers.

Wal-Mart is woke, of course, but not so openly and they're much more sensible. They dump money into politics but don't do much with it at the retail level. It's also suburban/rural, which is a much more favorable mix crime-wise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:18 AM (d04cU)

80 The stores anymore are full of freaks, mutants, and zombies.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:18 AM (4I/2K)

81 The close Wally World has all the LEGO locked up. The big Wally 15min away does not.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (CIS44)

My local Wallyworld has Men's UNDERWEAR locked up.

I mean... really?

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (xaFKb)

82 "I'm starting to like Walmart after going on their free delivery band wagon. I don't have to step foot into their stores."

You do realize you're paying for it, don't you? Nothing is free.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (7B5FA)

83 Malls aren't doing too bad. Office space has already melted down/is playing out.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 20, 2023 11:14 AM (eYoxG)

not true. We have 1 dead mall and 2 dying malls in my greater metro area. The stores in the "high class" mall have been dropping out faster than they can fill spaces and the quality of stores is declining rapidly.


Clothing is an outlier and clothing stores will always be around in one form or another, because people want to try things on before they buy. I'd rather buy online from Duluth Trading or its equivalent, at least for things that I know will fit properly. Suits and such are a different story.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (I/Qkd)

84 Alas, Sears couldn't change with the time. Too bad K Mart went out of business.

As a child one of the greatest joys was receiving the Sears Catalog in the mail with all the Christmas stuff!

I miss that.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (FHG7x)

85 YTD, target stock price is down 15%, Walmart is up 8%.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (bWsRe)

86 Why do you make me hit you?

Posted by: Wife Beater at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (17s+e)

87 OT: My employer is having a Staff Recognition Social early next month, and say they will send me a gift card for something in appreciation of my "long service." My reaction is simple:

"Where was that 'appreciation' in 2021, when you threatened me with loss of my job over an experimental shot???"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (J2vNu)

88 This reminds me of the conversation with my dad in the early 90's when I changed my degree from electrical engineering to computer science.

"What the f*ck are you going to do with a computer science degree?!?"


The modern version of that, and this is an actual post someone made, is "My son has 12.5 million YouTube subscribers and makes more money than I do. How do I make them stop doing that and get a real job?"

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (2ocoG)

89 "Wait, a company can tell cops NOT TO ENFORCE THE LAW, on their property? How the hell does that work?"

yeah, I also wondered about that. I guess Target could claim it was not shoplifting but an allowed "gifting" if it was about shoplifting. Murder and rape would be another matter?

Posted by: illiniwek at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (Cus5s)

90 The malls in my area are doing fine, just eyeballing traffic and parking lots. Are people spending money in the malls? I don't know. But they're still going inside.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (bWsRe)

91 Murder and rape would be another matter?
Posted by: illiniwek at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM

The U.N is on line 2, they are laughing.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (4p0Xq)

92 Not too many years ago we had a couple non super center Walmarts. I was in one in Fort Smith, and there was a Polaroid picture hanging at one of the registers. Sam Walton, buying a couple odds and ends. Guy used to drive around in his pickup, checking stores.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (0EOe9)

93
The modern version of that, and this is an actual post someone made, is "My son has 12.5 million YouTube subscribers and makes more money than I do. How do I make them stop doing that and get a real job?"
Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (2ocoG)



*waves*

Remember me?

- - - P. T. Barnum

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

94 However, when revenue is in a downward death spiral, no amount of cost cutting can overcome the loss of dollars never received in the first place.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM

Now do Disney!

They had a similar bump over the last few weeks, but the cost cutting will eventually end, and the company will be left with the same sh*t products.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (3Gtis)

95 Service Merchandise will probably make a comeback.
That model is the only reasonable way to sell things in Democrat-run cities.
Posted by: Ian S.


*fistbumpp

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (ZVVGW)

96 As a child one of the greatest joys was receiving the Sears Catalog in the mail with all the Christmas stuff!

I miss that.
Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (FHG7x)

Me too. Later in life the Victoria Secret catalog followed in the same footsteps.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:21 AM (4I/2K)

97 Again, not as much as you'd think.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (zZu0s)

98 As a child one of the greatest joys was receiving the Sears Catalog in the mail with all the Christmas stuff! I miss that. Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (FHG7x)

I always liked the "7 suits in 1" with the extra pants and the reversible jacket and vest.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (7B5FA)

99 Service Merchandise will probably make a comeback.
That model is the only reasonable way to sell things in Democrat-run cities.
Posted by: Ian S.



We used to call it Service Moose.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

100 Count de Money,

I expect nothing less from you!
Lol

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (FHG7x)

101 Did you see the videos of the Target stores in SF closing down?

Metal Leo has one where EVERYTHING was locked down. He walked through on the last day it was open.

News For Reasonable People also talks about the insanity in Seattle, Portland, and SF quite often.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (ufFY8)

102 Clothing is an outlier and clothing stores will always be around in one form or another, because people want to try things on before they buy. I'd rather buy online from Duluth Trading or its equivalent, at least for things that I know will fit properly. Suits and such are a different story.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (I/Qkd)


But malls can't survive just on clothing. The anchors were always department stores - Sears, JC Penny, Macy's and then the smaller stores were a mix of clothing and other stuff. when the anchors leave, the malls are in trouble b/c the anchors are what keep the mall lucrative.

I think every metro area will have at least one functioning mall - b/c in-person shopping is still a) necessary for clothing as you say and b) a social activity.

But, I think the era of competing malls in a metro area are done. We have 3 malls still in operation (I forgot about 1), and one mall completely dead, and all 3 still in operation are dying. What will happen is 1 mall will survive and the others will die completely.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (ky+MF)

103 Wal-Mart needs to put the Pokemon cards in a locked case because at least once or twice a week I find the opened wrappers on shelves.

The company needs to re-institute the quarterly employee bonus because it was an incentive to pay attention and deter the little thieves. But it was phased out because they increased the pay.

And got cow-orkers who still have not connected the dots that it is because they jacked up the pay there are fewer employees in the store so they are agitating for even more pay to cope with the extra work.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (sM/yB)

104 The modern version of that, and this is an actual post someone made, is "My son has 12.5 million YouTube subscribers and makes more money than I do.

How do I make them stop doing that and get a real job?"
Posted by: Ian S.


Why would you do that? Let him ride it into the ground. I'm just pissed I couldn't find a way to do that.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (ZVVGW)

105 I stopped going to Target once they let the sodomites run loose in the shitters.

However, I will stop in occasionally when I have to use the shitter. I try to use a lot of shit paper and and their soap and water too.

I think I am costing them money now.

The irony, it burns.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (R/m4+)

106 A Target in NYC closed recently as well.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (bWsRe)

107 It might be possible for Target to save itself from the fate of Sears and K-Mart, but not with a woke leftist like Brian Cornell running it into the ground. If Target’s board of directors want to save the company, it must remove its toxic CEO.
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I don't think so. Target is probably finished, and woke is merely the accelerator. Target is turning the corner into the death part of the retail store cycle.

There are two ways to grow:
1. Increase same-store sales
2. Increase the number of stores

Door #2 is much, much easier - and way faster - than door #1. The downside to it is that there are only so many stores you can open. Eventually, you saturate and then you have to maintain and increase same-store sales. It is in this phase that underperorming stores tend to get closed and things get reorganized. This part of the cycle eventually results in the death of the outlet, at which time (well, before, but close to the end) it is replaced by someone just entering the "increase number of stores" part of the birth/death progression.

Woke might speed it up for Target, but Target has hit saturation and likely isn't skilled enough to survive in stability.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (d04cU)

108 "As a child one of the greatest joys was receiving the Sears Catalog in the mail with all the Christmas stuff!"

The were like Amazon before the internet, but didn't manage to expand that concept online. Amazon has tried opening brick and mortar stores iirc, but not going so well?

WalMart online matches Amazon prices usually, and has sorta become Amazon in selling things online via other vendors.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (Cus5s)

109 "We can cost cut our way out of this"

Said no business still in business today.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (17s+e)

110 Are people spending money in the malls? I don't know. But they're still going inside.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (bWsRe)

I'll bet that revenue/visitor is down significantly.

I live 15 minutes from the densest retail area in the country. And there are empty storefronts everywhere, including in the high-end malls.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (3Gtis)

111 I saw Loose Sodomites Shitting open for Metallica in Tacoma, circa 1990.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (bWsRe)

112 The malls in my area are doing fine, just eyeballing traffic and parking lots. Are people spending money in the malls? I don't know. But they're still going inside.
Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023


***
We have only two and a half malls. The one near me, the only one on my side of the river, is more a hangout for "yoots" now and is full of stores that cater to that market. The half one has stores around the edges, including a Target and a movie theatre, but the inside portion has been closed "for repairs and renovation" for two years now. Only the oldest and biggest one is still going and gets crowded on weekends and holidays.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (J2vNu)

113 What will happen is 1 mall will survive and the others will die completely. Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (ky+MF)

You forgot about vape stores and CBD. They'll save the mall.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (7B5FA)

114 As a child one of the greatest joys was receiving the Sears Catalog in the mail with all the Christmas stuff! I miss that. Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (FHG7x)

I always liked the "7 suits in 1" with the extra pants and the reversible jacket and vest.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (7B5FA)


At about 14 I started going straight to the bra section.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (ky+MF)

115 I don’t go to Target due to their wokeness, but I also avoid Wal-Mart because I try to avoid buying anything made in China.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (JrojV)

116 Rent-A-Center still in business.

I just remember service merchandise as ofd. Toney furniture and appliances on one side, sporting goods on the other.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (zZu0s)

117 Stopped shopping at Target when they banned the Salvation Army bellringers for woke reasons. Now SA has gone woke too, so I ignore both of them.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (nC+QA)

118 I've got a fevah, and the only cure is MOAR #Woke Hell!

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (WPQgM)

119 Mike Benz @MikeBenzCyber 6h
You can't make this up. They're really trying the "Researchers" trick for Media Matters.

The same framing used to launder DHS censorship, Stanford Internet Observatory mass flagging & crisis PR ops, & countless other economic coercion jobs custom-built to kill free speech

Mike Benz @MikeBenzCyber 5h
The moment you set up an operation, you stop being a "researcher." You're an operative.

The moment you publish a hit piece, you stop being a "researcher." You're an activist or a journo.

The moment you flag posts to take down, you're not a "researcher" -- you're a censor.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (krqg6)

120 For all the shit Walmart gets, some of it deservedly so it's our go-to joint for 'stuff.' If we need non-food items as well as basic groceries, it's Walmart. We haven't stepped foot in a Target ever since they embraced the transgender bathroom issue.

Plus, the cheap clothing isn't as bad as it once was. These sweat pants I've got on are probably the most comfortable pair I've ever had. $12

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (Q4IgG)

121 We have only two and a half malls. The one near me, the only one on my side of the river, is more a hangout for "yoots" now and is full of stores that cater to that market. The half one has stores around the edges, including a Target and a movie theatre, but the inside portion has been closed "for repairs and renovation" for two years now. Only the oldest and biggest one is still going and gets crowded on weekends and holidays.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (J2vNu)


Eastview? or Greece?

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (ky+MF)

122 Last time I was in a Target store I was 8 and only went to the models and toys section.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (17s+e)

123 Amazon is my choice for most things
I'm not going to the mall, because eff that walking all over the place shite- Bed Bath and Etc died- won't go to Target because you have to be gay-

Posted by: DB - at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (geLO8)

124 But malls can't survive just on clothing. The anchors were always department stores - Sears, JC Penny, Macy's and then the smaller stores were a mix of clothing and other stuff. when the anchors leave, the malls are in trouble b/c the anchors are what keep the mall lucrative.
...
What will happen is 1 mall will survive and the others will die completely.


Agreed, but that's why I said "in one form or another". There are lots of "towne centers" now, which are just malls without a roof and they consist largely of clothing stores.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (I/Qkd)

125 Target used to have an auto center and sporting goods. I got a .22 rifle from there in the early 80's. Now it's hide your dick bikinis. Thanks, but no.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (4p0Xq)

126 "We can cost cut our way out of this"

Said no business still in business today.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (17s+e)

Just "fix" the books a little bit 'till the downturn ends.

Posted by: Al "Chainsaw" Dunlap at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (4I/2K)

127 WalMart online matches Amazon prices usually, and has sorta become Amazon in selling things online via other vendors.
Posted by: illiniwek


You have to watch WM's online prices like a hawk. I've seen prices 3 & 4 times higher than in stores.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (ZVVGW)

128 I'll bet that revenue/visitor is down significantly.

I live 15 minutes from the densest retail area in the country. And there are empty storefronts everywhere, including in the high-end malls.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (3Gtis)
++++
There are two ways to count mall traffic:
1. Number of people
2. Number of shopping bags leaving with the people

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (d04cU)

129 You forgot about vape stores and CBD. They'll save the mall.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (7B5FA)


True, but the change in clientele ends up destroying the up-scale stores.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (ky+MF)

130 Now SA has gone woke too, so I ignore both of them.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 20, 2023 11:25 AM (nC+QA)

I used to donate to SA regularly, but they fucked that up.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (pohLc)

131 True, but the change in clientele ends up destroying the up-scale stores.
Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (ky+MF)

They already shop at Foot Locker and Finish Line

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:27 AM (CIS44)

132 The Babylon Bee @TheBabylonBee 17h
San Francisco Mayor Reminds Everyone To Get Their Christmas Shoplifting Done Early
buff.ly/46pwDMN

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:27 AM (krqg6)

133 Saw a SA bell ringer this weekend at Kroger. She was sitting down inside, shaking her bell at people coming and going.

How are we going to beat the next Hitler?

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (zZu0s)

134 You forgot about vape stores and CBD. They'll save the mall.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (7B5FA)

The f*ck I will!

I hate malls.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (3Gtis)

135 Agreed, but that's why I said "in one form or another". There are lots of "towne centers" now, which are just malls without a roof and they consist largely of clothing stores.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (I/Qkd)
++++
The mall in my small city was razed about ten years ago and replaced with an outdoor mall - a smaller number of bigger stores with common parking lots. It's doing well and there are mall-type things there - electronics, appliances, clothes, discount store, movie theater, etc. - but there are fewer total stores than in the old mall.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (d04cU)

136 Agreed, but that's why I said "in one form or another".

[b[There are lots of "towne centers" now, which are just malls without a roof and they consist largely of clothing stores.
Posted by: Archimedes


LOL. Nothing new under the sun. We had those in the 60's. Then they transformed into malls.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (ZVVGW)

137 {48} Wait, a company can tell cops NOT TO ENFORCE THE LAW, on their property? ...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (xaFKb)


Only if the police department's policy is being driven by the same broken and insane agenda, and it probably is.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (qPw5n)

138 I've never seen an automotive department at Target. I thought they just sold bottom rack dick chopper clothes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (R4t5M)

139 Not for nothing, but Target's target demographic is late 20's / early 30's wine aunts (to borrow ace's term).

Every woman I know in that age range loves target.

So i think they're just pandering to their target demographic here.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (mj0Qp)

140 I avoid Amazon like the plague. I hate Jeff Bezos.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (pohLc)

141 "Counter-intuitively, Target’s stock price soared upon the earnings report, and Wal-Mart’s declined. The reason was that “experts” were surprised by the results. "

One day moves don't mean much, even on earnings reports. In Feb, Target stock was as high as $180. It has moved from $110ish to $130 or so recently. Walmart is currently at $155, off a bit from an all time high of nearly $170 on Nov 15th.

I don't think they've gone to woke accounting just yet. Rich people get cranky when you mess with their money.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (z+89e)

142 I used to donate to SA regularly, but they fucked that up.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:26 AM (pohLc)


This law has proven true every time - any institution not specifically conservative will eventually be captured by the left. And, in fact, we've seen even the specifically conservative entities can be captured - see National Review, for instance.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (ky+MF)

143 You forgot about vape stores and CBD. They'll save the mall.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:24 AM (7B5FA)

The f*ck I will!

I hate malls.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (3Gtis)



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I'M NOT, NOR SHOULD ANYONE ELSE, USE HIS OIL FOR ANYTHING.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBERGER at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (Zz0t1)

144 Good morning all !
Let's see. Got a Monkey on my back.

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (YiL40)

145 There are two ways to grow:
1. Increase same-store sales
2. Increase the number of stores

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (d04cU)

3. Raise prices (shrink boxes) -- target segments that pay more for woke sh*t
4. Sell more to your existing customers (impulse purchases in the aisles with huge margins)
5. Expand the product offering (tires, beauty salon, bank, and groceries under one roof)

Target could turn it around if it wanted to. I'd start with renegotiating the cost and quantity of the two biggest fixed costs, real estate and employees. Start with non-store offices/warehouses.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (7B5FA)

146 Back near my Ohio hometown, we had the Edward DeBartolo Co., real estate moguls but most of all ground floor mall developers. Made them enough money to buy the SF 49ers.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (0EOe9)

147 and I don't go clothes shopping

I buy a new pair of jeans once a year in person
the rest comes from Dickies & Carhartt online

and new pair of Red Wing work boots every 25 years

Posted by: DB - at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (geLO8)

148 We have only two and a half malls. . . . Only the oldest and biggest one is still going and gets crowded on weekends and holidays.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023
*
Eastview? or Greece?
Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023


***
????

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (J2vNu)

149 Being more of a full service site (prescription services also are/were available) with groceries, convenient parking & store pickup bought in a lot of older persons & families with children in to shop.

And CVS, the largest pharmacy US chain, bought Target's pharmacy division. It closed 244 stores between 2018 and 2020. In 2021, it announced plans to close 900 stores by 2024. 300 stores were closed in 2022, an additional 300 closings are to happen in 2023, and 300 in 2024.

BTW, some of the Target parking lots became easy pickings for criminals before C19 (SE PA). Now they, and the stores, are even more dangerous. Being Philly, DE and NJ adjacent doesn't help.

PS - The county posted billboards not to give money to panhandlers. Never had that been seen outside of the cities.

Posted by: L - Can't make 'em love you more or hate you less at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (GshMh)

150 How far away can the democrat "Save Our Retailers" $50 billion graft bill be away?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (17s+e)

151 The company needs to re-institute the quarterly employee bonus because it was an incentive to pay attention and deter the little thieves. But it was phased out because they increased the pay.

And got cow-orkers who still have not connected the dots that it is because they jacked up the pay there are fewer employees in the store so they are agitating for even more pay to cope with the extra work.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:23 AM (sM/yB)

___

Well TBF people who work at WM aren't exactly PhDs in economics. They will never understand. Neither with any of the FIGHT FOR $15 types. If a business has $1M allocated for labor costs and the per employee cost goes up 10%, they won't increase the labor cost to $1.1M. They'll just re-allocate the $1M between fewer emplployees.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (bWsRe)

152 Target will end up on the heap with Sears, K Mart and the rest.

It'll take time but it will happen. The grocery can't compete with Walmart.

Walmart is always busy, Target not so much.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (FHG7x)

153 Big mall close to me was nearly empty except for a shoe store and one of those video game stores. Then some Rainbow Flag Love Is Love Breechloading Church took over almost half of the mall and has they cult meetings there now. Pissed off all the old farts who mall walk as they have no access to the Sodomite "church" half now, all blocked off.

Woo Hoo!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (R/m4+)

154 Burn, mer fer, burn.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (FQiwu)

155 Back near my Ohio hometown, we had the Edward DeBartolo Co., real estate moguls but most of all ground floor mall developers. Made them enough money to buy the SF 49ers.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (0EOe9)

Did they build the mall in Erie shaped like an uzi?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (R4t5M)

156 Every woman I know in that age range loves target.

So i think they're just pandering to their target demographic here.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (mj0Qp)
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Absolutely. Target went Woke very early, and went all-in going after the woke demographic. And woke folk - especially woke women in their 30s - *love* Target. It lets feel them good about themselves because shopping there is both a virtue and class signal (they care about stupid woke shit just like me, and therefore both they and I are good; they also aren't that dirty Wal-Mart where the scum class shops, even though the stores are essentially the same).

But they're not sized or operated as a company targeted at that fairly narrow demographic, they're sized and operated as a company targeted at the general public.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (d04cU)

157 ***
????

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM (J2vNu)


Sorry, sounds exactly like my metro area - thought maybe we were neighbors.

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (ky+MF)

158 Only if the police department's policy is being driven by the same broken and insane agenda, and it probably is. Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (qPw5n)

They can't prosecute without evidence, and if the store doesn't make a complaint, evidence is pretty thin.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:32 AM (7B5FA)

159 When I was a young teenager, I hung out at the local mall. That's where the girls were.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:32 AM (iFTx/)

160 I've never seen an automotive department at Target. I thought they just sold bottom rack dick chopper clothes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM

Years ago they had a decent sporting goods and auto center like Walmart, you could get tires, oil changes etc.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:32 AM (4p0Xq)

161 In my city, malls are places you go to mug someone, or get mugged. They are ghost towns, and everyone would be better off if they knocked them down and replaced them with greenspace.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 20, 2023 11:32 AM (CwhoI)

162 Malls had bookstores. Waldens usually on one end, B Dalton on the other.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (zZu0s)

163 5. Expand the product offering (tires, beauty salon, bank, and groceries under one roof) . . .

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023


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The way shopping centers, and later malls, used to do in the '50s and '60s. We had a gigantic proto-Walmart local chain in the early '60s here, and there was a barber shop on the second floor and even a lunch counter where you could buy beer. They sold real Christmas trees outside every December. For a 9-10 year-old kid, it was nirvana.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (J2vNu)

164 When I was a young teenager, I hung out at the local mall. That's where the girls were.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:32 AM

Yep, now they go there to steal and kill each other.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (4p0Xq)

165 3. Raise prices (shrink boxes) -- target segments that pay more for woke sh*t
4. Sell more to your existing customers (impulse purchases in the aisles with huge margins)
5. Expand the product offering (tires, beauty salon, bank, and groceries under one roof)

Target could turn it around if it wanted to. I'd start with renegotiating the cost and quantity of the two biggest fixed costs, real estate and employees. Start with non-store offices/warehouses.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:29 AM (7B5FA)
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All of those you described are ways to increase same-store sales.

And it *can* be done, at least for a while. Wal-Mart has been fairly skillful in its pursuit of survival post-saturation. For now, anyway, Target is not handling it skillfully.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (d04cU)

166 Count de Money,

I expect nothing less from you!
Lol
Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:22 AM (FHG7x)

Alright, alright, alright!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (4I/2K)

167 Fantastic Sam's for a cheese covered hot pretzel with gigantic salt granules and you were set.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (zZu0s)

168 Let's just say flaming gay nutcrackers don't go over well in NEPA.
Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:09 AM (FHG7x)

Your first comment was serious? I thought it must have been a joke.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 20, 2023 11:33 AM (nC+QA)

169 156 Every woman I know in that age range loves target.

So i think they're just pandering to their target demographic here.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 20, 2023 11:28 AM (mj0Qp)
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Absolutely. Target went Woke very early, and went all-in going after the woke demographic. And woke folk - especially woke women in their 30s - *love* Target. It lets feel them good about themselves because shopping there is both a virtue and class signal (they care about stupid woke shit just like me, and therefore both they and I are good; they also aren't that dirty Wal-Mart where the scum class shops, even though the stores are essentially the same).

But they're not sized or operated as a company targeted at that fairly narrow demographic, they're sized and operated as a company targeted at the general public.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:31 AM (d04cU)
______________

I believe it changed when the CEO at the time -- a NASCAR-loving old school conservative guy -- was replaced with a woke dickchopping fucknugget, who proceeded to destroy the company.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (iFTx/)

170 It's unfortunate because Target is nicer to shop at than Walmart
If they could dewoke their leadership they'd be great

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (EGSGm)

171 The wife still hasn't gone back to Target since the tranny craziness started there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (xcxpd)

172 Target enables the pedophile culture, Team Biden is more directly involved in the trafficking, it seems.

COULD The Biden Regime POSSIBLY Have Ramped Up The Unaccompanied Child (UAC) Program… To Supply Pedophile Rings?
https://tinyurl.com/yc8pxake

Posted by: illiniwek at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (Cus5s)

173 The malls in my AO have either kicked the bucket or are on their last legs.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (V8he0)

174 How far away can the democrat "Save Our Retailers" $50 billion graft bill be away? Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 20, 2023 11:30 AM

Got to do something about those "food deserts." Look around and see how many inner city people are starving.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (7B5FA)

175 Target is so much easier for me to go to than my local Walmart and safer but since that is the only real alternative I suck it up. Unfortunately even though Walmart doesn’t throw woke in my face , it’s benefactors use my money to promote woke causes. It’s a no win situation .

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (MNhXM)

176 As far as I can tell, the Salvation Army is still denying that they ever went woke. It's just evil people (MGATs no doubt) who are spreading fake news.

I was there, you liars. I saw the stuff you put out on your mission statement.

No $ for you!

Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (I/Qkd)

177 Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays 1h
Parody account, best laugh of my morning.

Rev. Ray Cistman ✊🏾🙏🏾 @RevRayCistman 14h
George Floyd is a hero, not Kyle Rittenhouse who couldn’t even last one minute overdosing on fentanyl.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (krqg6)

178 155 That would be the Millcreek Mall, which some say looks like a revolver. I don't know if DeBartolo developed it but the odds are pretty good. They started up and really hit hard and fast, made a lot of money.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (0EOe9)

179 I don't think so. Target is probably finished, and woke is merely the accelerator. Target is turning the corner into the death part of the retail store cycle.

Right. RazorFist's "Go broke, get woke, then croak" is a more correct order of operations in a lot of these cases.

To use a familiar example: Disney knew in 2007 that they were doomed because they'd become a brand for girls, so they were looking to get into boy-friendly things (which eventually became the Marvel and Lucasfilm acquisitions). Then "get woke" happened and turned those things into girls brands too.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (2ocoG)

180 I was never into the mall scene, even when malls were still a thing for the yuutes. Seemed pointless.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (bWsRe)

181 Polliwog,
I didn't realize it until after I posted it !

I'm a little slow on the uptake today! Lol

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (FHG7x)

182 Cornell named CNN’s, “Business CEO of the year2019.”
So there’s that

Posted by: Redenzo at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (V/pbu)

183 Got to do something about those "food deserts." Look around and see how many inner city people are starving.

You mean the schools of 300lb land whales using the store provided scooters?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (sM/yB)

184 I was never into the mall scene, even when malls were still a thing for the yuutes. Seemed pointless.
Posted by: Montec at

I could murder an Orange Julius back in the day.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:36 AM (CIS44)

185 and I don't go clothes shopping

I buy a new pair of jeans once a year in person
the rest comes from Dickies & Carhartt online

and new pair of Red Wing work boots every 25 years
Posted by: DB


Have two pairs of jeans and a pair of overalls coming from Duluth Saturday.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:36 AM (ZVVGW)

186 Walmart sells Kirk's bath soap. I must have Kirk's bath soap.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 20, 2023 11:36 AM (pohLc)

187 Orange Julius and Sbarro

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM (sM/yB)

188 Got to do something about those "food deserts." Look around and see how many inner city people are starving.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 20, 2023 11:34 AM (7B5FA)

It's so weird how one can be in a "food desert" and obese at the same time,.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM (bWsRe)

189 I absolutely hate on line shopping but I guess I’ll be forced to join the modern world shortly.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM (MNhXM)

190 Captain Kirk?

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM (zZu0s)

191 Orange Julius and Sbarro
Posted by: Anna Puma

Now you're speaking my language

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM (CIS44)

192 Orange Julius and Sbarro
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM

Yep, and Panda Express.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (4p0Xq)

193 As far as I can tell, the Salvation Army is still denying that they ever went woke. It's just evil people (MGATs no doubt) who are spreading fake news. ...
Posted by: Archimedes at November 20, 2023 11:35 AM (I/Qkd)
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That dog just ain't gonna hunt:
https://www.salvationarmy.org/isjc

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (d04cU)

194 Meanwhile Costco is up over 9%. They keep the criminals out of the store and sell people what they want.

Whatta concept!

Posted by: PJ at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (G1dq6)

195 I guess I need to got to Target and do some shoplifting. Mery XMAS to all.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (ntk8v)

196 If Target’s board of directors want to save the company, it must remove its toxic CEO.

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Bob Iger is tanned, rested, ready, and soon-to-be available!

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (WPQgM)

197 Back in the day, Chic-fil-a was only in the malls. Made it exotic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (zZu0s)

198 How soon before Costco is forced to waive the membership fee for equity?

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (bWsRe)

199 Floyd wasn't murdered anymore than there was an insurrection on January 6th or that Musk is an anti-semite.

All the left does is lie.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (ZLI7S)

200 I love Sbarro.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (JrojV)

201 Someone mentioned that Bed Bath & Beyond is still alive online. The brand was bought by Overstock so they could make that they're new brand.

Overstock isn't a bad retailer, but their website has always made shopping difficult. Search for a lamp. You're presented with roughly 10,000 results in no particular order. Now find the lamp you want. Good luck.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (hCzfy)

202 Make Spencer's Gifts Great Again!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (4I/2K)

203 I was never into the mall scene, even when malls were still a thing for the yuutes. Seemed pointless.
Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023


***
Malls once had stores for men and boys: hobby stores, bookstores, pipe shops, drugstores where you could buy a razor and blades, men's clothing (good stuff, not "urban wear"). Some had a Goodyear or Firestone store on the edge of the property where you could get the oil changed while Mama was shopping, etc.

Now it's almost all for women and children.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (J2vNu)

204 192 Orange Julius and Sbarro
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:37 AM

Yep, and Panda Express.
------------------
Sbarro Meatballs are special. Amazing, really.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (ntk8v)

205 48 Wait, a company can tell cops NOT TO ENFORCE THE LAW, on their property?

How the hell does that work?
Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:12 AM (xaFKb)

They have to report the crime, turn over the videos, have employees swear out statements, etc.

If they refuse to cooperate, the cops can't do anything unless the cops witnessed the shoplifting first hand. And even then, if the store isn't going to cooperate, how do they establish that the items were even stolen?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (mj0Qp)

206 Sears and K mart failed because they were too slow to adapt to a changing marketplace.

Target fills a nice niche as upscale Walmart. I don't see anyone threatening that. Hell, my deep red PA area is excited at rumors target might be coming to the old mall.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (R8uWY)

207 I havent been to Target in 8 years, and I still dont feel like thats long enough.

Even when i used to shop there prior to the let your dicks swing in the female bathrooms hoopla, it had this weird, cheap vibe to it like a slightly glorified K-Mart.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Gina Carano's Punching Bag and Proud of It at November 20, 2023 11:39 AM (VTu1l)

208 We still have a real old fashioned department store in my area, Boscovs.

Al Boscov (RIP) was a terrific salesman. He respected the customer. I dare anyone to go into Boscovs and come out empty handed.

They had a great little restaurant in the basement. Used to eat there all the time with Mom. It closed during The Wuhan flu and never reopened. That's a shame.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (FHG7x)

209 My second job out of college was as a manager of a CVS in a mall in the Hudson Valley . It was like living in Fast Times at Ridgemont High only it was in NY.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (MNhXM)

210 Back in the day, Chic-fil-a was only in the malls. Made it exotic.
Posted by: Aetius451AD w

Even in areas like Mass where Chic Fil A doesnt have a presence.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (CIS44)

211 Talk of Sbarro reminds me, it is lunch time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (sM/yB)

212 I guess I need to got to Target and do some shoplifting. Mery XMAS to all.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (ntk8v)


Since they appear to be not just accepting of shoplifting but encouraging it, it isn't theft. Therefore, I'd actually go ahead and take some stuff if I didn't know that the law is different for conservatives. I mean, if they want me to shoplift - it's not immoral correct?

Posted by: I forgot my name b/c I haven't posted in 6 months at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (ky+MF)

213 Ohhhh. Smoke shops in the mall. When you could smell the tobacco 100 feet away. The rich smell. Nothing like it. I'd go in there as a kid and just inhale.

Bizarre I never smoked until I hit 21.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:41 AM (zZu0s)

214 My area had a 'factory outlet' mall decades ago, which was sort of a tourist destination. A 'regular mall' opened up literally across the street from it, and for a while both were going strong.

Then the outlet mall contracted.

Then the regular mall closed up; now the building is mostly a community college.

Now, most of the retail is in the form of a large strip mall, which got built adjacent to the previous two malls!

Basically, big box stores replaced the traditional mall model of anchors + small stores.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 20, 2023 11:41 AM (ufFY8)

215 Make Spencer's Gifts Great Again!

************************

Hey floop you pal

Posted by: Gadgets and Gizmos at November 20, 2023 11:41 AM (VTu1l)

216 Why not just put the TVs and laundry detergent out in the sidewalk for easy grab access? Why inconvenience the shoplifters by making them run across the store?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 20, 2023 11:41 AM (R8uWY)

217 216 Why not just put the TVs and laundry detergent out in the sidewalk for easy grab access? Why inconvenience the shoplifters by making them run across the store?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 20, 2023 11:41 AM (R8uWY)

___

We like to steal, some food while we're inside as well.
- Thugs

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM (bWsRe)

218 Baskin Robbins was another one of those mall only treats back in the day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM (zZu0s)

219 Meanwhile Costco is up over 9%. They keep the criminals out of the store and sell people what they want.

Whatta concept!
Posted by: PJ at November 20, 2023 11:38 AM (G1dq6)

Another Democrat supporting corporation but what can you do.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM (MNhXM)

220 It is a special kind of evil for a company to embrace criminal activity in its stores, and to put its employees in the position of having to effectively abet the criminal activity by not allowing police to arrest the criminals.

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I'm envisioning illegal alien pipelines from the borders of Texas and Arizona to NYC, D.C., and Martha's Vineyard -- with multiple stops at Targets along the way for the newly-minted Free Shit Army.

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM (WPQgM)

221 Simon Ateba @simonateba 15h
BREAKING: In case you missed this today, Democratic Congressman @RepDanGoldman went on Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki" show today to declare that TRUMP "HAS TO BE ELIMINATED." WATCH
https://tinyurl.com/2dz6cyk6
2:12 minutes

Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays 2h
"Has to be eliminated" slipped out.

We all know what it means.

Context: Goldman accuses Trump of dangerous rhetoric while at the same time apparently calling for his assassination if all else fails. (That's how I hear it.)

This is what years of media Hitlerizing and TDS gets you.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM (krqg6)

222 Target fills a nice niche as upscale Walmart.

***********

Oh please if I want to go to an upscale Walmart I'll go to TJ Maxx.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Blackpilled and Longing for Zooey Deschanel's Bosom at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (VTu1l)

223 Even in areas like Mass where Chic Fil A doesnt have a presence.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM


Not so...I have one down the road. Still haven't tried the peach hate shake yet, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (pRoEc)

224 My second job out of college was as a manager of a CVS in a mall in the Hudson Valley . It was like living in Fast Times at Ridgemont High only it was in NY.
Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (MNhXM)

Did the stereo consultant older guy still attract all the high schooler girls?

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (4I/2K)

225 It's not just publicity. I worked for Walden books back in the late '80s, and the policy was that a manager had to see the theft occur, along with a few other whoop-de-doos because Walden didn't want to waste resources on prosecuting shoplifters.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I stand with Israel and all Jews everywhere at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (6TzTY)

226 Are there any bookstore chains still operating other than Barnes & Noble?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (JrojV)

227 Make Spencer's Gifts Great Again!
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023


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That was another place in malls that appealed to men, at least some of the games and gifts did. And we had one big mall in the eastern part of the city about fifty years ago which had a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in it, and an ice-skating rink!

I liked that mall because something about it reminded me of Heinlein's Luna City. I could imagine that this was the retail section of Luna, and if you went up a level, you'd find a spacesuit rental shop and you could go through an airlock and out onto the Moon's surface.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

228 Needed underwater.
Walmart had them locked up. I left.
Target had a kid tranny mannequin. I left.
Free balled a while.
Went to Boscov’s and got them no hassle.

Posted by: Redenzo at November 20, 2023 11:44 AM (V/pbu)

229 What's infuriating about Target's decline is how miniscule it is compared to what it should be. There's just too many middle-class wine-moms who are reasonably right-leaning who just can't be bothered.

Probably something like 40-50 million households voted for Trump. If every one of them boycotted the worst of the woke offenders, these companies would absolutely crater. Budweiser's losses should have been double what they actually were.

But it's good that these firms are losing money rather than making more of it. You wonder how long Blackrock, Vanguard, and State Street will be able to prop up their stock prices.

Posted by: SMFH at November 20, 2023 11:44 AM (vGZLX)

230 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (d04cU)

231 Context: Goldman accuses Trump of dangerous rhetoric while at the same time apparently calling for his assassination if all else fails. (That's how I hear it.)

We investigated. No threat.

-Secret Service.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (R8uWY)

232 Kresge's and later K Marts had pretty good lunch counters, some with booths. When the kids were little and we were on a road trip, we would stop in for a sit down meal for less than fast food. When I was a kid and Mom would take me shopping downtown (remember that, downtown) we would sometimes stop for a counter meal at Kresge's.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (0EOe9)

233 17.. Ayr Way was setup by L.S. Ayres hq in Indpls. Using the target model. They ended up with a bunch of stores in Ind., IL. Target eventually bought them out in the 80s.

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (w3u3d)

234 I live in a small-ish city in flyover with shall we say a small number of yuuuuthes. And the Walmarts in the area are not "upscale" but they're not what people think of when they think Walmart either. A lot of people go to Target so they don't have to deal with walmart. But our WMs are basically Targets but with better prices.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:46 AM (bWsRe)

235 The Smoke Shop was always a man's store. Wood paneling. Leather. You could buy canes there. Brief cases. It was like a Men's clubhouse in the middle of the mall.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:46 AM (zZu0s)

236 My second job out of college was as a manager of a CVS in a mall in the Hudson Valley . It was like living in Fast Times at Ridgemont High only it was in NY.
Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:40 AM (MNhXM)

Did the stereo consultant older guy still attract all the high schooler girls?
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (4I/2K

Heh. But if I’m honest this 20 something year old was tempted by them all the time. Took everything I had to resist.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:46 AM (MNhXM)

237 Remember when the media accused Sarah Palin on murder because she put bullseyes on a map?

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:46 AM (bWsRe)

238 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (d04cU)

Poor gal has plum wore out the knees of her blue jeans. Perhaps some Sears Toughskins . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (4I/2K)

239 Baskin Robbins was another one of those mall only treats back in the day.
Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:42 AM

Cinnabon for the win. Mic Drop.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (4p0Xq)

240 Sbarros and Friendly’s was where I had lunch or dinner almost every day when I worked in the mall.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (MNhXM)

241 😂😂😂 Wife's office just went to shit. 😂😂😂

They are running a training class for a call center based in mehico. They are supposed to be getting triple time because it's a holiday in Mehico. Then, they are supposed to get Thursday off, because the company they are working for is based in the US. They were told today that they wouldn't get Thursday off.

Wife said it's better than a Mexican soap opera.
😂

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (ZVVGW)

242 Rock out!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4Rj9WXjko

A Very Star Wars Christmas.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=66M8NwkRmew

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (FVME7)

243 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (d04cU)

Stupid furniture.
But a great pelvis.

Would bang.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (ufFY8)

244 Kresge's!

They had great french fries and orange drink. Would stop after school and sit at the counter with friends then take the bus home for a quarter.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (FHG7x)

245 Target? Dylan Mulvaney's next marketing partner.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (9J6Aj)

246 Target tried to expand into Canada, and failed completely. I have very limited experience with their USA stores. They were just never on my radar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (ofPMo)

247 If Target’s goal
Is to wipe out corporate profit and virtue signal that they are down with the Gangsta Way, then their policies are perfect.

Clearly Blue haired liberal single ladies, shoplifters and criminals are their target shoppers.

I am sure it will end up well for the shareholders and communities.

Posted by: Czech Chick at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (0rsFX)

248 Kresge's and later K Marts had pretty good lunch counters, some with booths. When the kids were little and we were on a road trip, we would stop in for a sit down meal for less than fast food. When I was a kid and Mom would take me shopping downtown (remember that, downtown) we would sometimes stop for a counter meal at Kresge's.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023


***
We had several lunch counters downtown near the movie theatres: Woolworth's, the best, McCrory's which always smelled odd, and Kress. When I started going to movies with friends instead of my parents, lunch afterward would be a grilled cheese and a Coke at Woolworth's.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (J2vNu)

249 The Smoke Shop was always a man's store. Wood paneling. Leather. You could buy canes there. Brief cases. It was like a Men's clubhouse in the middle of the mall.
Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone

The wooden indian as well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (R4t5M)

250 >This blonde in blue jeans was...


I had a couch like that

Posted by: DB - at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (geLO8)

251 I may be misremembering (maybe it was a conflation after seeing Rocky for the first time), but I could have sworn that our mall's Orange Julius would add a raw egg to your drink upon request.

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (WPQgM)

252 The Smoke Shop was always a man's store. Wood paneling. Leather. You could buy canes there. Brief cases. It was like a Men's clubhouse in the middle of the mall.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


You could smoke in ours.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (ZVVGW)

253 Cinnabon for the win. Mic Drop.
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023


***
Thumbs up to that!

Posted by: Saul Goodman at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (J2vNu)

254 The wooden indian as well.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory,

Hey Jerry check it out!!!!
*Makes whooping noise this mouth and hand*
-Cosmo

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (CIS44)

255 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb

__

I think I once had that couch.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (bWsRe)

256 Farrel's Ice Cream Parlor?

Sept 24, 1972. Sacramento, CA. Canadair Sabre Mk. 5 N275X failed to achieve take off speed from the Sacramento Executive Airport, popped over a berm, went through the airport perimeter road, and a shopping center parking lot to crash into a Farrel's Ice Cream Parlor. 22 were killed including 12 children and another 28 injured.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (sM/yB)

257 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (d04cU)

She, and that furniture look cheap. That boob job probably wasn't though.

Approved.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (xcxpd)

258 IIRC, Gloria Stivic (All in the Family) worked at Kresge’s.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (JrojV)

259 The Smoke Shop was always a man's store. Wood paneling. Leather. You could buy canes there. Brief cases. It was like a Men's clubhouse in the middle of the mall.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
*
You could smoke in ours.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023


***
The Tinder Box! Usually one of the clerks would be puffing on a pipe as he waited on you.

Posted by: Saul Goodman at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (J2vNu)

260 Posted by: DB - at November 20, 2023 11:48 AM (geLO

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (bWsRe)

LOL!!

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (bWsRe)

261 244 The snack bar at the back of every Sears, with the big fake root beer keg. Root beer, hot dog, and a quarter pound of cashews with change left for a popsicle on the bicycle ride home.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (0EOe9)

262 243 This blonde in blue jeans was never overly fond of Target for home goods even before it went woke:
https://is.gd/2DToAb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:45 AM (d04cU)
_________

Face looks sketchy and way filtered. Would not bang without seeing in person first.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (iFTx/)

263 But our WMs are basically Targets but with better prices.
----------------
I go to WM cuz SafeWay stopped carrying my rice (Botan). I learned going to WM that I can buy my Progresso Soups at a $2 discount per can to SafeWay. So, guess what? I go to WM for rice and soup. There are some other items that crush SafeWay, but Safeway sells the best Sour Dough Bread. With ALDIs and WM Safeway Loses a lot of sales. They can thank Joe Biden for this.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (ntk8v)

264 https://is.gd/2DToAb

She’s had the perfect amount of sammiches but bleached blonde brown eyes not my thing.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (MNhXM)

265 I am complaining specifically about the two box things.

The couch is fine.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (ufFY8)

266 (YiL40)

Gross spammer at 144 again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM (ofPMo)

267 The Smoke Shop was always a man's store. Wood paneling. Leather. You could buy canes there. Brief cases. It was like a Men's clubhouse in the middle of the mall.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
*
You could smoke in ours.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023

***
The Tinder Box! Usually one of the clerks would be puffing on a pipe as he waited on you.
Posted by: Saul Goodman at November 20, 2023 11:50 AM


Damn, them's some mall blasts from the past.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 20, 2023 11:51 AM (pRoEc)

268 Cinnabon for the win. Mic Drop.
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023

***
Thumbs up to that!
Posted by: Saul Goodman at November 20, 2023 11:49 AM (J2vNu

You would consume at least 100 calories just by the smell when you walked by.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (MNhXM)

269 If justice be done, in five years Target is as common on the landscape as Sears is today.

Posted by: Art Deco at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (SHrUD)

270 Target is the Dylan Mulvaney of The Marvels

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (iFTx/)

271 I go to WM cuz SafeWay stopped carrying my rice (Botan). I learned going to WM that I can buy my Progresso Soups at a $2 discount per can to SafeWay. So, guess what? I go to WM for rice and soup. There are some other items that crush SafeWay, but Safeway sells the best Sour Dough Bread. With ALDIs and WM Safeway Loses a lot of sales. They can thank Joe Biden for this.
Posted by: Puddinhead


I bitch to my wife constantly because I have to go to four different grocery stores to get everything because not one store carries everything.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (ZVVGW)

272 Damn, them's some mall blasts from the past.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 20, 2023 11:51 AM (pRoEc)

Hickory Farms remembers.

Posted by: Holiday Assortment & Free Samples at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (4I/2K)

273 The big mall in my area used to have a Ruby Tuesday's with a mall entrance. I remember one cold January in the late '80s, sitting indoors while it rained and having a burger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:53 AM (J2vNu)

274 I think it's a bit optimistic to declare a 4.9% drop in profit a death spiral, but one can hope.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 20, 2023 11:53 AM (xT7BI)

275 Would bang.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (ufFY

I know you’re a dude but that nic gets me every time thinking you’re an ette.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:53 AM (MNhXM)

276 Hickory Farms remembers.
---------------
My Aunt worked when I was a kid. Summer sausage was the hot item.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (ntk8v)

277 Target tried to expand into Canada, and failed completely.



Their poutine was lousy?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (JrojV)

278 Sharper Image was another mall store (albeit later.) They had good guy gadgets. Bought a nice flashlight I lose for years at a time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (zZu0s)

279 Cinnabon is great but the only one around here is in the mall, so, no

Posted by: DB - at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (geLO8)

280 226 Are there any bookstore chains still operating other than Barnes & Noble?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:43 AM (JrojV)

I saw a 'Books a Million' recently. Of course there's 'Half Price Books' too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (xcxpd)

281 Slow day today at work. My boss said I can take off early. I'm thinking 3 pm.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (J2vNu)

282 My Aunt worked when I was a kid. Summer sausage was the hot item.

Uh, phrasing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (sM/yB)

283 Target's stores used to be a bit more upscale than Walmart but the last time we were in one... years ago it was a mess. Clothes on the floor, those hand trucks the employees use to move pallets of stuff were in the aisles, lighting was hanky, etc. That was right about the time they went woke too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 20, 2023 11:55 AM (Q4IgG)

284 The big mall in my area used to have a Ruby Tuesday's with a mall entrance. I remember one cold January in the late '80s, sitting indoors while it rained and having a burger.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:53 AM (J2vNu)

I ate at Ruby Tuesday’s only two times.

My first time which was also my last time .

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:55 AM (MNhXM)

285 Malls. Radio Shack. I need some batteries. May I have your phone number. Fuck you.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:55 AM (0EOe9)

286 I remember one cold January in the late '80s, sitting indoors while it rained

___

If it's raining, it's not cold, in January. It's a heat wave.

Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:56 AM (bWsRe)

287 End Wokeness @EndWokeness 3h
Argentina: 25-30 million paper ballots

Maricopa (2020): 1.9 million ballots

Milwaukee (2020): 460k ballots

Detroit (2020): 250k ballots

Fulton (2020): 523k ballots

Explain to me how Argentina hand-counted all of their ballots in a few hours, but the big blue areas in our swing states take several days with machines?
=====
Our elections are like your Congressional ones and each district has 24 hours to count, and another 24 hours for recounts. A judicial recount [before a judge] happened in my riding, that was won by the Conservative by just 26 votes, and took less than 21 days from Election Day.

"A recount is automatically required when the difference in votes between first- and second-place candidates is less than 1/1000th of the total votes cast in a riding."

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 20, 2023 11:56 AM (krqg6)

288 The big mall in my area used to have a Ruby Tuesday's with a mall entrance.

Chelsea Street Pub. Many "study group" meetings there in college.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 20, 2023 11:56 AM (nfrXX)

289
Hickory Farms remembers.
Posted by: Holiday Assortment & Free Samples at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (4I/2K)



Our lawyers will be in touch.

Posted by: Pepperidge Farms at November 20, 2023 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

290 The Mall of America is still a thing for some people. I've been there 3 times. None voluntarily. It's been over a decade and I now live a couple hours north of there thank God. I wouldn't go to that place if you paid me. It should be the gangs of America. Or the Somali Of America. That is a place that should die.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:56 AM (4p0Xq)

291 I saw a 'Books a Million' recently. Of course there's 'Half Price Books' too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo at November 20, 2023 11:54 AM (xcxpd)

Half Price Books is an awesome store.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (MNhXM)

292 I miss stationery stores.

Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (FHG7x)

293 271 I go to WM cuz SafeWay stopped carrying my rice (Botan). I learned going to WM that I can buy my Progresso Soups at a $2 discount per can to SafeWay. So, guess what? I go to WM for rice and soup. There are some other items that crush SafeWay, but Safeway sells the best Sour Dough Bread. With ALDIs and WM Safeway Loses a lot of sales. They can thank Joe Biden for this.
Posted by: Puddinhead


I bitch to my wife constantly because I have to go to four different grocery stores to get everything because not one store carries everything.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:52 AM (ZVVGW)
__________

Where I live it's the booze. One store has by far the best prices on whiskey. The other has cheaper booze. The third has cheaper wine. And it's not even a small difference. Scotch at Store X that costs $90 is $65 at Store Y. I'll be fucked in the ass if I'll pay 28% more for the same damn scotch.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (iFTx/)

294 I saw a 'Books a Million' recently. Of course there's 'Half Price Books' too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo at November 20, 2023


***
We had a BAM here, but it's a Dollar Tree now. This area couldn't support two bookstores. Nobody reads (and many, I suspect, don't know how). BAM existed in the Birmingham suburbs when I was there in 2021, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (J2vNu)

295 Of course there's 'Half Price Books' too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


They lie!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (ZVVGW)

296 Malls. Radio Shack. I need some batteries. May I have your phone number. Fuck you.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:55 AM

867-5309. (clerk looks suspiciously)

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:58 AM (4p0Xq)

297 Target has made an even bigger error than going woke, although the same bad judgment produced both. They have chosen to focus on low margin consumables, like food, and downplay their old focus on high margin home and design items. They need huge volume, like Walmart, for that approach to work, and when they drive customers away the entire structure collapses.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 20, 2023 11:58 AM (i9ffA)

298 Wow, didn't think Books a Million was still in business.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 20, 2023 11:58 AM (JrojV)

299 Where I live it's the booze. One store has by far the best prices on whiskey. The other has cheaper booze. The third has cheaper wine. And it's not even a small difference. Scotch at Store X that costs $90 is $65 at Store Y. I'll be fucked in the ass if I'll pay 28% more for the same damn scotch.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (iFTx/)
++++
So your three categories of alcohol are:
- Whiskey
- Booze
- Wine

Given that whiskey is its own category, am I safe in assuming that it is your preference?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:59 AM (d04cU)

300 Sharper Image was another mall store (albeit later.) They had good guy gadgets. Bought a nice flashlight I lose for years at a time.
Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at November 20, 2023


***
That, and the little inexpensive but nice gadgets Restoration Hardware used to carry.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 11:59 AM (J2vNu)

301 Malls. Radio Shack. I need some batteries. May I have your phone number. Fuck you.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 11:55 AM

867-5309. (clerk looks suspiciously)
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 20, 2023 11:58 AM (4p0Xq)

And your name was Mr Jenny.

Posted by: Drive by at November 20, 2023 11:59 AM (MNhXM)

302 Here's a thought. The people spending all day filling up your email boxes, cursing you on social media and standing outside your stores don't make up a majority of your sales. They are layabout's who fancy themselves "activists" whose main contribution to your revenue is nominal.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 20, 2023 11:59 AM (54XhK)

303 The wooden indian as well.
--------
Hey, Jerry! Woo-woo-woo-woo!!!

Posted by: cosmo kramer at November 20, 2023 12:00 PM (krqg6)

304 293 Booze delivery. I can't get it because I live in a dry municipality in a dry county but Fort Smith is a wet municipality in a dry county and I could get it there. Aren't Arkansas liquor laws great?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 12:01 PM (0EOe9)

305 299 Where I live it's the booze. One store has by far the best prices on whiskey. The other has cheaper booze. The third has cheaper wine. And it's not even a small difference. Scotch at Store X that costs $90 is $65 at Store Y. I'll be fucked in the ass if I'll pay 28% more for the same damn scotch.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 11:57 AM (iFTx/)
++++
So your three categories of alcohol are:
- Whiskey
- Booze
- Wine

Given that whiskey is its own category, am I safe in assuming that it is your preference?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 11:59 AM (d04cU)
__________

"The other has cheaper booze" should have been "The other has cheaper BEER." Whiskey, beer, wine. That's pretty much it for me. Not really into the other stuff, although I'll have cognac or rum from time to time.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 12:01 PM (iFTx/)

306 "The other has cheaper booze" should have been "The other has cheaper BEER." Whiskey, beer, wine. That's pretty much it for me. Not really into the other stuff, although I'll have cognac or rum from time to time.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 20, 2023 12:01 PM (iFTx/)
++++
Ah, LOL. That makes more sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 20, 2023 12:03 PM (d04cU)

307 Da Boss be up!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 20, 2023 12:03 PM (J2vNu)

308 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at November 20, 2023 12:04 PM (Zz0t1)

309 NOOD
giddy-yup!

Posted by: cosmo kramer at November 20, 2023 12:04 PM (krqg6)

310 305 If I hit the drive through at my liquor store, they give me a substantial 15% veteran's discount on the rotgut I drink. Now, if my neighbor does me a solid and I want to get him some beer, no discount on the beer because of state minimum pricing on brew.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 12:06 PM (0EOe9)

311 304 293 Booze delivery. I can't get it because I live in a dry municipality in a dry county but Fort Smith is a wet municipality in a dry county and I could get it there. Aren't Arkansas liquor laws great?
------------------
Sounds like NC. My mother's hometown was Concord. Both the county and town was dry. In the early 70s Cabarrus County realized how much taxes they were losing to Mecklenburg ABC stores and decided to authorize one in Carbarrus County. One year later Concord was able to build an entirely new High School on just the taxes from one year on the ABC store. Later, in the late 1980s Concord decided to legalize liquor by the drink. A year or two later the Charlotte 500 raceway annexed themselves to the city of Concord just to be able to sell liquor. Again, Concord had so much money falling on it it didn't know what to do with it.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 20, 2023 12:06 PM (ntk8v)

312 I think this is a poll we all can believe.

A Palestinian polling firm shows 75% support for the October 7th massacre.

h/t Legal Insurrection.

But unlike German and Japanese societies I don't think there is a way to reform Gaza.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 20, 2023 12:06 PM (sM/yB)

313 I remember when the Ames Dept store CEO killed his company in a front page WSJ piece boasting how well he knew his consumers.

They are the poors, and they lack the resources and foresight to buy holiday stuff until the day before the holiday.

Or seasonal stuff until theyre well into the season; therefore he never had to compete for sales with stores whose cutomers could afford to buy ahead.

I was too embarrassed to shop at Ames ever again.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov, now, where does a war hero get some lubrication around here? at November 20, 2023 12:06 PM (nnp+f)

314 Ever have one of those days, where your luck was so bad, if it was raining bewbies, you'd get hit right between the eyes with a pecker?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 12:07 PM (ZVVGW)

315 311 Puddinhead. I remember in deep Southern Baptist NC pulling into a drive in outside Cherry Point and getting a burger and a Schlitz delivered to my car window. Crazy laws.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 20, 2023 12:09 PM (0EOe9)

316 Ever have one of those days, where your luck was so bad, if it was raining bewbies, you'd get hit right between the eyes with a pecker?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 20, 2023 12:07 PM (ZVVGW)

---------

LOL.

Out: It's Raining Men.
In: It's Raining Pricks.

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 20, 2023 12:24 PM (iB5Wb)

317 The other thing Target has that Walmart does not is employees you can ask questions / directions
Walmart employees are scary zombies
Way too overworked

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at November 20, 2023 12:26 PM (EGSGm)

318 317 I am sure Anna is an exception

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at November 20, 2023 12:26 PM (EGSGm)

319 The malls in my area are doing fine, just eyeballing traffic and parking lots. Are people spending money in the malls? I don't know. But they're still going inside.
Posted by: Montec at November 20, 2023 11:20 AM (bWsRe)

Woodbridge Center Mall and Menlo Park Mall are still fairly busy. Bridgewater Mall seems busy as well. All within a short distance from our location.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 20, 2023 12:51 PM (iODuv)

320 Kresge's!

They had great french fries and orange drink. Would stop after school and sit at the counter with friends then take the bus home for a quarter.
Posted by: Mpfs at November 20, 2023 11:47 AM (FHG7x)

Woolworths in Perth Amboy in the 50's. Great chocolate malts.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 20, 2023 12:56 PM (iODuv)

321 81 The close Wally World has all the LEGO locked up. The big Wally 15min away does not.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 20, 2023 11:17 AM (CIS44)

My local Wallyworld has Men's UNDERWEAR locked up.

I mean... really?
Posted by: Romeo13 at November 20, 2023 11:19 AM (xaFKb)

I don't live close to a Walmart. (Does that mean I live in some kind of desert?) Of the two closest stores, one has men's underwear locked up (but not women's underwear) and the other does not.

I leave the exercise of comparing the customer demographics as an exercise for the reader.

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at November 20, 2023 01:33 PM (g0Ker)

322 So Target can declare that laws are not operative on its property, so it can proscribe law enforcement from enforcing the law on its property?

Sounds kinda ummm insurrectiony to me.

Posted by: Deepelemblues at November 20, 2023 02:14 PM (9mRsW)

323 "Prohibited police from making arrests for shoplifting within its stores. "
This is known as "aiding and abetting", and is a
crime. That being the case, why have arrests not been made? That is the real question.

Police could, right now, enter any store that has this policy and arrest any and all, the manager, assistant manager, security guards if any, perhaps even all the employees, as well as the CEO and top brass in the company headquarters, for aiding and abetting. This is both legal and the policeman's job. The question therefor is, why are our policeman not doing their job? If they are not, they also are aiding and abetting, and should also be arrested. Also, if the policeman's boss says don't arrest these clear criminals, the boss is also aiding and abetting.

There is an obvious way to eliminate this problem. You and all your buddies pull up to Target with trucks, go in, and clear out the store. Which has already happened at many stores.

Posted by: Nightfall at November 20, 2023 02:33 PM (xd3qE)

324 For me, the best part about shopping at Wal-Mart is driving past Target to get there.

Posted by: MarkW at November 20, 2023 03:15 PM (StSR4)

325 What I like about about the Target employees is that all the females employees have heavy beards and know about the best kind of razors and after shave for men.

Posted by: Jane at November 20, 2023 03:35 PM (EcD5Y)

326 Target jumps off the Cliff to appease the left

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 20, 2023 05:03 PM (wGqjj)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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