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  • Target Removes Tiny Carts From Stores After Parents Complain

    09/26/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    After a slew of complaints online from parents who shop at target, Target is making a change. According to several tweets from an official Twitter account, Target is removing the recently added “tiny carts” from 72 of its stores this week where they were being tested. The change comes after a slew of complaints from parents....
  • Walmart apologizes for refusing to make police officer’s cake

    09/26/2016 5:58:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/26/2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    Walmart is apologizing for refusing to make a police officer’s retirement cake last week after an employee told the cop’s daughter that her “thin blue line” cake design might be considered racist.The police officer’s daughter, who has remained anonymous, told radio host Todd Starnes that she went to a Walmart in McDonough, Georgia on Thursday to ask for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in.But one of the employees at the bakery balked at the common police officer emblem, telling the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody...
  • Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100

    09/25/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 9/20/16
    Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100
  • Moody's: Sears' and Kmart's shutdown is imminent

    09/14/2016 2:25:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 140 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Moody's analysts say Sears and Kmart don't have enough money — or access to money — to stay in business. In a note published Wednesday, the analysts downgraded Sears' liquidity rating, saying the company is bleeding cash and will have to continue to rely on outside funding or the sale of assets, such as real estate, to sustain operations. "We recognize the risks associated with relying on these sources and continued shareholder support to finance its negative operating cash flow which is estimated by Moody's to be approximately $1.5 billion this year," the analysts wrote. Kmart in particular is...
  • Wal-Mart’s terrible 9/11 anniversary display

    09/08/2016 9:29:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    As another anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, some tone-deaf companies can’t resist using the memory to sell products. A Wal-Mart store in Panama City Beach, Florida, was called out on social media for a tacky display that included stacks of soft drinks built to resemble the Twin Towers with a message that read: “We Will Never Forget.” The soda was on sale for $3.33.
  • Walmart's Walton family backing Clinton

    09/07/2016 4:51:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    washington examiner ^ | September 7, 2016
    The heirs of late Walmart founder Sam Walton are backing Hillary Clinton for president. Collectively, the leading members of Arkansas' Walton family have given about $714,000 to the candidate and the Democratic Party during the current election cycle, federal records show. The donations are an example of the longstanding ties between the Walton and Clinton families. It is an awkward situation for the candidate, a former Walmart board member, since most of her allies in organized labor and the broader liberal movement detest the Waltons, mainly because of the company's anti-union stance.
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • Target to spend $20 million on single-stall bathrooms after backlash to its restroom policy

    08/19/2016 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Sarah Halzack
    Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. “Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” said Cathy Smith, Target’s chief financial officer, in a conference call wither reporters.
  • Di Leo: Chain Closings and the Very Big Picture

    08/18/2016 8:38:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 29 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    Should we be worried if the stock market doesn’t seem to be? We get the oddest mixed signals from the economy sometimes, don’t we? In recent months, we have learned of 95 Ruby Tuesday restaurants that will be shutting their doors… and that Macy’s will be closing a hundred department stores… and that 255 Hancock Fabric stores will be closing… and that Sports Authority will close virtually all 450 of its locations… the list goes on and on. Every week, there’s another such announcement, and yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average keeps setting record highs. And so, some of us...
  • Walmart bucks downward trend in retail with earnings beat

    08/18/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Reuters
    Earlier this year, Walmart said it would invest $2.7 billion over two years to increase entry-level wages to $10 an hour, a move the company said has led to cleaner stores, faster checkouts and improved customer service. “Walmart’s strategic investments are generating traction, which is especially meaningful, given a large portion of its customer base remains challenged,” said Moody’s analyst Charlie O’Shea. The company bucked a string of weak results by higher-end brick-and-mortar competitors like Target, Macy’s and Kohls.
  • Target to Spend $20 Million to Build Single-Stall Bathrooms

    08/17/2016 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 17,2016 | By Jason Devaney
    Target announced Wednesday that it will spend millions of dollars to add single-stall bathrooms in its stores, months after it caught heat for its transgender bathroom use policy. According to USA Today, about 1,400 of the retail giant's 1,800 stores already have single-stall restrooms that anyone can use. It will spent $20 million to add bathrooms to the 400 stores that do not have single-stall options. its restroom policy allows transgender customers to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Critics blasted the decision, and the store reportedly lost $10 billion after that — although company officials denied...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • BUSINESS Retailer's 'brilliant marketing strategy' backfiring (Target)

    08/17/2016 3:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
    A financial expert argues that regardless what Target says, the four-month-long boycott of the retailer by a pro-family group is at least part of the reason the company's revenue has dropped more than a billion dollars in the last quarter. Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Target cuts outlook as it sees fewer customers in stores

    08/17/2016 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    usnews.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan. The Minneapolis-based discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reports results Thursday. Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.
  • Target's Transgender-Friendly Bathroon Policy Is Costing It $20 Million

    08/17/2016 12:30:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Target ^ | August 17, 2016 | Phil Wahba
    Target TGT -6.02% is spending millions to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at many of its stores as it looks to reverse a drop in shopper traffic, some of which may have been caused by the retailer’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy.
  • Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

    08/13/2016 1:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Aimee Picchi
    To get a glimpse of the future of commerce in America, look no further than Sweden. The Scandinavian country is largely a cashless society, with consumers relying on mobile phone payments or plastic. While the U.S. is still far from achieving the same level of cash-free existence, increasing numbers of restaurants and retailers are now snubbing the lowly dollar bill. Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that...
  • Macy's plans to close 100 stores, boost online investment

    08/11/2016 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2016
    Macy’s says it plans to close about 100 stores next year as the department store operator aims to become more nimble in a competitive market. That represents close to 14 percent of its store base. […] The nation’s largest department store chain says that it earned $11 million, or 3¢ per share, in the quarter ended July 30. That compares with $217 million, or 64¢ per share, in the year-ago period. …
  • Many stores honoring parents' requests for 'gender-neutral' kids' clothing

    07/25/2016 6:59:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2016
    Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing "girly" stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. Higgins later dressed her up in superhero costumes. But as her daughter got older, it took more work to locate items that broke the mold. For "Star Wars"-themed pajamas, she had to go to the boys' section. "It's hard to find gender-neutral clothing," said Higgins, 35, of Little Rock, whose daughter is now 6. "I...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 4:17:33 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights, reports the ChurchMilitant.com.
  • Kmart workers believe all the stores are going to be imminently shut down

    07/23/2016 9:45:09 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 07/23/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. The chain has closed one-third of its stores in the last decade, and sales have been cut in half in the same time period. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said.
  • Betsy Bloomingdale, widow of department store heir, dies at 93

    07/22/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | AP
    Betsy Bloomingdale, a department store heir's widow who hobnobbed with the world's elite, epitomized high fashion and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93... “She maintained that the quality of one's lifestyle does not necessarily depend on wealth; that a sense of style and taste are acquired with knowledge, not money,” according to an obituary from her family. “She's really a fashion icon,” the designer James Galanos told Women's Wear Daily in 2009. “She still has a great figure. She's tall and willowy. She knows what's stylish and what suits her.” When not...
  • Urban Outfitters gets political with anti-Trump, pro-Clinton, Sanders merchandise

    07/21/2016 7:00:57 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Jul 20, 2016, | Mike Sunnucks
    Donald Trump isn’t all that popular with young voters. And he’s definitely not popular with college students hipster crowd. So on that front, it’s probably not a surprise Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters has just started carrying some t-shirts and coffee mugs that are anti-Trump and favor Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The retailer is used to controversy. The Navajo Nation — which stretches across northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico — has been fighting Urban Outfitters in court over the retailer’s use of the Navajo name on some of its products. Its customer base probably like Navajos more than Trump....
  • MACY’S FIRES CATHOLIC FOR HIS BELIEFS

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macy’s has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy’s store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • Urban Outfitters cashes in on Trump haters

    07/20/2016 12:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Alice Cuffe
    Urban Outfitters putting out a controversial T-Shirt comes as no surprise to anyone. With a track record that includes selling a mock blood stained Kent State sweatshirt and a shirt that resembled the uniforms worn by gay prisoners at Nazi concentration camps, the brand are often called up for questionable design. Their latest foray into the political sphere is as lucrative and risky. Ordinarily you tend not to see multi-million dollar worldwide brands weighing in on political debate but the American presidential race has proved to be a tempting source of revenue for this clothing brand, who are currently selling...
  • Franklin Graham: Dump Target Stock for Luring in 'Sexual Perverts'

    07/15/2016 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 15,2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on shareholders of Target to dump their stock — saying the department store's policy regarding the use of its bathrooms by transgender people invites "sexual perverts into their stores." His plea follows reports of a transgender woman being arrested at a Target store in Utah for allegedly snapping pictures of a teenager in a changing room. "I told you so, it was just a matter of time. Target is putting their customers at risk — and their shareholders. I wouldn't be surprised if people started dumping their stock, and they should!" Graham, who runs the...
  • .22 Bubble Weakening; WalMart .22 Bulk Packs!

    07/14/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten I chanced to be at the local WalMart in Yuma today.  This is the store on the frontage road off of old Highway 8, East of town.  Until Friday, June 24, 2016, I had not seen any .22 Long Rifle in the store for three years.On that date, there were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47 a box.  I was told by the clerk, Yittzel, that they would...
  • Transgender woman arrested in voyeurism incident at Idaho Target

    07/13/2016 6:56:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    FOx News ^ | July 12,2016
    An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said. Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported. Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said. “The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness told East...
  • Rash Of Peeping Incidents Follows Target’s New Bathroom Policy

    06/23/2016 7:11:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Now that men have access to women’s bathrooms and fitting rooms at every Target store in America, many are using that opportunity to secretly film women and teenage girls. For example, a 16-year-old girl told station WDAY-TV in Fargo, N.D., that when she went into a dressing room, a man put his phone under the door with the camera facing toward her. “When she walked out, the man entered a different dressing room,” the station reported. Target declined to comment, but police are seeking a white male, age 30 to 50, possible around 6 feet tall, with a muscular build...
  • Their Unrealistic Expectations Crushed At Last, Wealthy Millennials Now Shop At Dollar Stores

    06/17/2016 9:40:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2016 | Eric Owens, education editor
    In the wake of the long series of lean economic years since the onset of the Great Recession, America’s affluent millennials have taken to shopping for groceries, toiletries and even clothing at ultra-discount stores such as Dollar General and Family Dollar. It’s not just Pabst Blue Ribbon-drinking hipsters trying way too hard to be different, either. At Dollar General, members of the millennial generation — of all income brackets — accounted for nearly 25 percent of the company’s first quarter revenue in 2016, reports Reuters. Millennials, if you are not up on your demographic jargon, are the cohort of young...
  • Ex-cop: Arrest Target managers in transgender fight

    06/12/2016 6:38:16 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama’s transgender bathroom guidance has schools in an uproar. Carl Gallups, a former Florida law-enforcement officer who holds a special deputy status within the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s department, as bestowed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and who now serves as a pastor at Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, has an idea to take on what he calls the transgender “insanity” sweeping the nation that doesn’t so much involve politics – but rather police.
  • Target to AFA rep: We don't care

    06/10/2016 12:55:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Woodward
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says he was clearly snubbed by Target officials today when he expressed his group's deep concerns about the retailer's bathroom policy. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III went to today's Target shareholders meeting in Southern California to raise concerns again about the company's policy allowing transgenders to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. AFA's concern has been that sexual predators may take advantage of the policy, thereby putting women and children at risk. "It's amazing. The response really was We don't care what you have to...
  • Target declares itself "committed to the complete overhaul of American society as it pertains to sex

    06/09/2016 1:09:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 89 replies
    Whose slave are you? (Romans 6) ^ | 6/8/2016 | Trevor Thomas
    A representative from the American Family Association (AFA) attended today's meeting of Target shareholders in southern California. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III was present to again express concern towards Target's recent policy change that allows men into women's restrooms. According to reports from One News Now, Target did more than triple-down on its perverse restroom policy. According to Hamilton, Target's response to the concerns raised by AFA was, "We don't care what you have to say. We don't care what the American Family Association represents. We don't care what those people who signed your petition represent. We are committed to the...
  • Chicago Walmart closed by protestors

    06/08/2016 8:39:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies
    Fox Business Channel | 6/8/16
    Now on TV. "Fair Wage Warriors" have stormed a Cook County Walmart, blocking all checkout lines while demanding a "fair wage." No police present; Cook County Board members backing the protestors.
  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said...
  • Target CEO Blames Weather For Tanking Business…No, Seriously

    05/23/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | Brandon Morse
    The dumpster fire that is the national superstore known as Target has had quite a rough time lately. And is it any wonder? They can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to pleasing their customers. First they ban guns within their stores because “safety.” Then they began allowing men into women’s restrooms because “equality.” Then they are currently suing a guy who stopped another guy from stabbing a girl to death because…well, because they’re dumb. The American people responded, and as can be expected, Target’s ship has begun to sink. Not only did well over a million...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Target’s First Quarter Earnings Report ‘Stung’

    05/20/2016 6:35:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 5-20-2016 | Trent Baker
    CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said in an interview with TheStreet, Inc. that Target’s first quarter earnings report “stung.” Cramer said he had originally thought Target would be impervious to the effects Amazon has had on retailers and added Target has now “confused itself.” “I got to fall on my sword here,” Cramer said. “I thought that Target under Brian Cornell had made it so he was less Amazon-able and less worried about the consumer. The mix was not good. Apparel was not good, electronics not good; the guidance — horrendous. You know, we’ve been having such a...
  • Wal-Mart posts earnings of 98 cents a share vs. 88 cents expected (Target VERY worried)

    05/19/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 MAY 16 | CNBC Staff
    <p>Wal-mart Stores reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.</p> <p>The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, compared to $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $114.83 billion.</p>
  • Target bathroom protest at the Jackson location

    05/17/2016 6:02:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    16 WAPT News Jackson ^ | Published on May 7, 2016 | 16 WAPT News Jackson
    People protested outside Jackson's Target Saturday - upset with the retail giant's bathroom policy. Subscribe to WAPT on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1hYcJNa
  • TJ Maxx And Marshalls Are Doing Great Because Bargain-Hunting Thrills People

    05/17/2016 6:10:56 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Reuters and Consumerist ^ | 17 May 2016 | Reuters and Laura Northrup
    For people who enjoy it, bargain-hunting combines all of the primal fun of hunting with no threat of being trampled by an antelope. That’s why, amid recent fretting that American department stores and malls are doomed, there remains a bright spot in the retail business. TJX, parent company of off-price stores T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, reported better-than-expected results this quarter, unlike its department store competitors. It isn’t just residual frugality from the Great Recession that’s sending shoppers to off-price stores. That explains why department stores from Lord & Taylor to Macy’s to Kohl’s are rushing to open their own...
  • JUSTICE: Look What Happened to Target CEO Right After He Defended Pedophile Bathrooms

    05/16/2016 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kristen Campbell
    In an attempt to calm the anger of the more than 1.2 million consumers who have pledged to boycott the store, the CEO announced the store’s plans to implement family bathrooms in all of its stores for people who may not feel comfortable in the traditional stall-by-stall bathrooms. “We’re committed over the next few months to make sure every one of our stores has that option, because we want to make sure that our guests be welcomed in our stores,” he explained. “But if there’s a question of safety, I can tell you and others, our focus on safety is...
  • Target, Transgenderism, and Transformation

    05/17/2016 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Target Corp. (TGT) stock has plunged approximately 12% less than a month after the organization declared that its transgender customers and employees could utilize "...the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." Over 1.2 million people have signed the American Family Association’s "Boycott Target Pledge," in a massive display of consumer backlash against the retail chain. Walmart stock has also declined about 6.9% during the same period making it unclear at this point whether Target's depressed stock is related to their social policy or some other factor. Target issued its pronouncement just about a month after...
  • Business Insider: Target Boycott Reaches Boiling Point–Market Value Down $4 Billion in 30 Days

    05/16/2016 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Breitbart News
    by Breitbart News14 May 20166,022 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Hayley Peterson writes at the Business Insider: Target is facing a nationwide backlash for its support of transgender rights. More than 1.2 million people have signed a pledge to boycott the retailer after it announced last month that it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity. Critics have been holding protests and demonstrations at stores across the country, and they are showing no signs of dying down. Many are demanding access to bathrooms of the opposite sex to support claims that...
  • The Target Boycott has reached a boiling point - and sales may suffer as a result

    05/14/2016 8:16:27 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 14 May 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Target is facing a nationwide backlash for its support of transgender rights. More than 1.2 million people have signed a pledge to boycott the retailer after it announced last month that it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity. Critics have been holding protests and demonstrations at stores across the country, and they are showing no signs of dying down. Many aredemanding access to bathrooms of the opposite sex to support claims that "perverts" can now prey on children and women as a result of the policy. The boycotters' goal is...
  • Macy's results reminiscent of financial crisis

    05/13/2016 4:25:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 May 2016 | Krystina Gustafson
    Macy's dismal first-quarter results are bringing back unwelcome memories of the financial crisis, as the retailer on Wednesday reported two metrics that harken back to that period of economic malaise. During the first quarter, the department store chain said its comparable sales fell 5.6 percent. That marks a deceleration from its fourth-quarter same-store sales decline of 4.3 percent, and represents its most severe decrease in this metric since the second quarter of 2009. During that quarter, Macy's comparable sales slid 9.5 percent. Meanwhile, the retailer reported a 36 percent year-over-year drop in operating income. That not only marks its seventh...
  • AMAZON.COM PRESSURED TO DUMP TRUMP: Meanwhile, Macy's is tanking since it cut ties with the Donald

    05/11/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 5/10/2016 | JOE KOVACS
    Amazon.com, the popular online retailer, is reportedly under pressure from shareholders to stop selling products associated with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. According to the New York Post, a group claiming to represent 1,500 Amazon shareholders has asked CEO Jeff Bezos to end its marketing of Trump shirts, hats, ties and other products promoting the Trump campaign. “This isn’t about politics: Donald Trump’s misogyny, racism and outright bigotry are dominating the political news cycle,” shareholder group UltraViolet said in a letter to Bezos. The letter noted the continued presence of Donald Trump products “poses a risk to...
  • How Amazon's growth causes retailers to close stores

    05/08/2016 7:03:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/08/2016 | by Suzette Parmley,
    vAmazon giveth, and Amazon taketh. The giant internet retailer said on April 27 that it will create 2,000 full-time jobs by opening two more fulfillment centers in New Jersey. One will be a 600,000-square-foot facility in Florence, Burlington County, generating 500 new jobs. The other will be an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, Middlesex County, that will generate about 1,500 jobs. Together, the two facilities will bring Amazon's total physical footprint in the Garden State to 2.5 million square feet of space, if you count three existing centers. The irony is that Amazon made the announcement the day after a...
  • JCPenney takes emergency measures to protect bottom line

    05/06/2016 7:20:44 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 44 replies
    NY POST ^ | 05 MAY 16 | By Lisa Fickenscher
    JCPenney, faced with unexpected light sales in mid-April, slashed payroll, froze overtime and took other drastic cost-cutting steps in an attempt to protect its bottom line, The Post has learned. As the end of its first fiscal quarter approached, the mid-priced department store told store managers to take the emergency measures because the chain faced “an expense challenge,” according to an internal memo obtained by The Post. “We have an expense challenge for the month of April and are asking all stores to do their fair share by closely monitoring all expenses,” the memo said. Employees were stunned when their...
  • Aeropostale: One of the hottest teen brands from a decade ago just filed for bankruptcy

    05/04/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2016 | Mallory Schlossberg
    Aeropostale used to be one of the most popular teen retailers. Cheaper than Abercrombie & Fitch, and less bohemian than American Eagle, the brand was the go-to for teens who still wanted to fit in with the trends. But those days are gone. The retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection, though it says it will be out of debt in six months. Last June, Crain's New York reported that the retailer lost 95% of its value in just five years. The brand has plans to close 113 stores in the US and all 41 stores in Canada. According to Reuters,...