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  • 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,...
  • Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

    05/04/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender identity." The move made Target the first major retailer to take such a prominent position on the issue, and won praise from supporters of transgender rights. But Target's position has also sparked criticism on social media. One online petition started by a group called The American Family Association, a conservative Christian...
  • Sports Authority Files for Bankruptcy: 450-Store Closure Could Leave 14,500 People Jobless

    05/02/2016 8:49:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2,2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Outdoor apparel giant Sports Authority has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the retail chain could close all or most of its 450 stores nationwide as it struggles to pay off a reported $1 billion debt. Sports Authority is “pursuing a sale of some or all of the business,” a company statement said. “We have received initial expressions of interest from a number of potential buyers, and we are optimistic about the results of the sale process.” Founded in 1928, the athletic apparel retailer was once the largest sporting goods chain in America. In the years after its 2006...
  • Target's Stock To Get Flushed From The Bathroom Policy

    05/01/2016 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 87 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 1, 2016 | David Zanoni
    Summary Target’s bathroom policy is scaring away many customers. Over 1 million people have signed a pledge not to shop at Target. This is likely to have a negative impact on sales and the stock price. I think Target's (NYSE:TGT) bathroom policy is a serious mistake from a business standpoint. The policy is scaring away customers, which is likely to lead to sales declines and a falling stock price. Target recently went public with its bathroom policy which states:
  • Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores

    04/29/2016 6:54:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 80 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Kevin Smith
    Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores When struggling retailer Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month in the face of more than $1 billion in debt, the company indicated that it had two options going forward. One of those was to shed underperforming stores and emerge from bankruptcy as an intact, but pared-down company. The other was to sell everything and cease operating. On Tuesday, the company appeared to choose the latter. . . . “With the minimum wage going up to $15 an hour and more people turning to...
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • Target just received really bad news

    04/27/2016 12:39:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Charismanews.com reported: Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 500 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community, and also for its Faith-Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target's (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women's bathrooms and changing rooms, FDC is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target's arch-rival Walmart (FEI Score 51/100)...
  • Target: Men in Girls’ Restrooms Okay, Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Not Okay

    04/26/2016 10:49:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Target allows men to use the same restrooms as ten-year-old girls and has made it clear that it would prefer law-abiding citizens to enter its stores unarmed. On April 20, Breitbart News reported that Target released a statement in which they equated opening girls’ restrooms to men as part of “equality.” The statement said, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
  • Target: Use the bathroom of your 'gender identity'

    04/21/2016 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Visit a Target and use whichever bathroom you’d like. That’s the message the retail giant appears to be sending with a new statement on its website that ostensibly takes aim at so-called “bathroom laws” seeking to restrict men’s and women’s bathrooms to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. “In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways,” the statement said. “Most relevant for the conversations currently under way, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” Target’s policy is not...
  • Sears to close 78 stores this summer

    04/21/2016 4:07:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 7:06 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Sears Holdings Corp. will close another 78 stores — 68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores — as it looks to restore profitability. That accounts for about 5 percent of its store base, which is nearly 1,700 stores. The ailing company, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, had said in February that it would accelerate the closing of unprofitable stores following a “challenging” holiday season. The move announced Thursday is expected to generate a “meaningful level” of cash from the liquidation of store inventories and from the sale or sublease of some of the related real estate, it said Thursday. All...
  • Target's transgender bathroom policy sparks boycott threats, anger

    04/21/2016 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    .syracuse.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kevin Tambone
    The rights of transgender individuals have been in the news in a big way lately and one of the nation's largest retailers is now weighing in. In a post on its website Tuesday, Target reiterated an existing policy: that transgender employees and customers are welcome to use the bathroom or fitting room that corresponds with their gender identity. The post also expressed support for federal legislation protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the post said. "It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make...
  • Sign the Boycott Target Pledge!

    04/21/2016 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 55 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 21, 2016 | American Family Association
    The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. On its web site this week, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ...Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." This means a man can simply say he "feels like a woman today" and enter the women's restroom...even if young girls or women are already in there. Target's policy is exactly how sexual...
  • BREAKING: Target Stores Make MASSIVE Announcement… Parents ARE FURIOUS!

    04/20/2016 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 165 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | koser
    " Target Corp. made it clear Tuesday that transgender people who visit its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may...
  • Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity

    04/19/2016 6:35:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 177 replies
    Target Corp. made it clear that transgender people in its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement Tuesday by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may not be...
  • Nordstrom is cutting hundreds of jobs, confirming a terrifying new trend among wealthy shoppers

    04/19/2016 11:32:27 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 18, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Nordstrom said Monday it was slashing 400 jobs at its corporate headquarters. The move comes two months after the department store chain reported a 3% drop in comparable sales for its fourth quarter, and forecast that profit per share would fall 30% in the first half of this year. The cuts confirm a terrifying new reality for high-end retailers: Wealthy shoppers are reining in spending and — along with the rest of American consumers — refusing to pay full price for anything. Nordstrom inventory increased 12% in the most recent quarter — a sign that the chain is having a...
  • Sport Chalet closing all of its stores

    04/16/2016 8:16:14 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 66 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4/16/2016 | LILY LEUNG and LOU PONSI
    Sport Chalet announced on Saturday that it is closing all of its stores and has stopped selling goods online. "While our online store is no longer available, all Sport Chalet stores will remain open for several weeks, offering customers the opportunity to use their remaining rewards and gift cards, and to take advantage of great sales," the chain says on its website. Michelle De Leon, a department head at the Sport Chalet in Lake Forest, said employees found out about the store closure through their general managers on Thursday.
  • California clothing manufacturers fleeing minimum wage hike

    04/16/2016 6:31:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    A fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage is coming to California, so break out the champagne and let’s get this party started! Unless you work in the apparel manufacturing industry, that is, in which case you may want to start looking for some cheaper drinks since you’ll likely be out of a job soon. Once the home to a large segment of the American clothing manufacturing industry, California apparel manufacturers have already been hit by skyrocketing commercial real estate value and rising supply chain costs, but another spike in their labor rates will apparently be the final straw for some...
  • US retail sales down 0.3% in March vs. 0.1% increase expected [drink]

    04/13/2016 5:43:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 11 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/13/2016 | Reuters
    U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter.The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being unchanged in February. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast retail sales edging up 0.1 percent last month. Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services ticked up 0.1 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in February. These so-called core retail sales correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product. Economists...
  • Gap Apologizes for Ad Called ‘Racist’ Because It Features a White Girl Leaning on a Black Girl

    04/10/2016 6:06:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/6/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Gap actually apologized for an ad that people called racist because it features a white model leaning on a black model — and, apparently, that’s saying that all black girls “can do is bear the weight of White [sic] girls.” Here are just a few of the Tweets expressing the outrage over the ad: (Read tweeted comments at link) And here is Gap’s apology: “As a brand with a proud 46 year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said in...