Target closing all 133 Canadian stores; exiting market


#1

Looks like we should be happy that Target sold our Zellers lease to Wal-Mart, otherwise we would have been left with another major department store being closed down in our city.

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#2

lol our walmart would be no great loss if it exited the market


#3

I disagree, while not great overall…it would mean one less shopping option (in a city with very little)…and a big one at that.


#4

Not the best Wal-Mart, but it’s a lot better than the Zellers it replaces.


#5

Right. So no loss if a lot of good people lose their jobs?! You’re just a ray of sunshine.


#6

Job losses are nothing to laugh about, especially in light of the news about the 1000 men and women being made redundant at the Suncor Fort McMurray site, but that’s just part of what’s happening in Alberta right now. Then there’s Sony closing all of their retail stores in Canada.

This is sad. Ottawa definitely needs a major makeover come election day, and this doesn’t mean another some form of a Conservative government.


#7

[quote=“PLA”]Job losses are nothing to laugh about, especially in light of the news about the 1000 men and women being made redundant at the Suncor Fort McMurray site, but that’s just part of what’s happening in Alberta right now. Then there’s Sony closing all of their retail stores in Canada.

This is sad. Ottawa definitely needs a major makeover come election day, and this doesn’t mean another some form of a Conservative government.[/quote]

And what will the Liberals do to keep the Suncor/Sony/Target jobs?


#8
  1. Where’s the middle class?
  2. Was putting all the eggs in one basket a good idea?
  3. Where’s Joe Oliver and his much anticipated “balanced” budget?
  4. Have you stopped beating your wife?

#9

[quote=“PLA”]Job losses are nothing to laugh about, especially in light of the news about the 1000 men and women being made redundant at the Suncor Fort McMurray site, but that’s just part of what’s happening in Alberta right now. Then there’s Sony closing all of their retail stores in Canada.

This is sad. Ottawa definitely needs a major makeover come election day, and this doesn’t mean another some form of a Conservative government.[/quote]

How does Sony or Target closing their retail stores have ANYTHING to do with the Conservatives…the job losses in Alberta are directly related to the drop in Oil price…another thing that the Conservatives have no control over.

What you are arguing makes zero sense.


#10

Target killed itself. The one in PG was nowhere as good as the Zellers it replaced.
Bigger, cleaner, empty. Same shit, different brand, less of it and higher prices. You could hold a floor hockey game in the aisles Christmas eve and not disturb THE shopper…
The Sony stores were as exciting as the Bell store in |Pine Center. SFA there, better prices on Sony stuff at Future Shop.
You didn’t miss anything.


#11

Amazon is a lot to blame for this as well I’m sure. How can a brick and mortar store compete when it takes them over 2 weeks to get anything in as opposed to 2 days AND they have to pay for the cost of a storefront. Add in lack of inventory, horrible customer service, mismanagement and high customer expectations and you have a recipe for disaster.


#12