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People May Be Unhappy With
Target, and It´s Starting to Show

The Street, by Brian Sozzi

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/19/2017 8:45:52 AM

Target has long been loved by people because it´s a fun place to shop. At least it used to be a fun place to shop. Customer satisfaction with the total shopping experience at Target has declined for a fourth consecutive period, according to a new survey of 2,500 people done by investment bank Cowen. Declines in customer satisfaction were seen across the board, led by drops in customer service, merchandise selection and product quality. Overall, Cowen says customer satisfaction at Target plunged 383 basis points to 66.7%. It appears unhappy Target shoppers could be taking their business elsewhere. On Wednesday,

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4 straight quarters of declining sales. No mention of the policy to let creepy men hang out in the ladies´ restroom.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 5/19/2017 8:52:40 AM     (No. 11258278)

FTA:""Our view is that the company may need to focus on optimizing customer satisfaction."

You mean focusing on 0.0000004 of the population is NOT a credible market strategy?

That´s Unpossible!!!!!

(marketing tip for the Exec floor.....gay dudes shop in boutiques, lesbians shop in Walmart or Duluth Trading)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: buzzman, 5/19/2017 8:57:51 AM     (No. 11258283)

The comment after the headline says it all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/19/2017 9:00:10 AM     (No. 11258285)

We have three Target stores near us. One is my old favorite because it’s been there a long time and the people who work there are so nice. Another is also good because it is newer and more attractive.

I don’t agree with some of their policies, but I very much like shopping there when I need certain things. In all these years, I have never seen their restrooms. Couldn’t find them without asking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bhkat, 5/19/2017 9:02:48 AM     (No. 11258286)

Comments section has multiple comments stating the stopped going to TGT because they didn´t want grown men in the bathrooms with their daughters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 5/19/2017 9:06:39 AM     (No. 11258295)

I stopped entering the stores when they stopped allowing the bell ringers. It really wasn´t a big deal for them to be there but it was a big deal to eliminate them. Sam´s Club and Walmart still allow them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: greggojo, 5/19/2017 9:12:15 AM     (No. 11258307)

The reporter cannot be this stupid, he must be colluding with the American left in covering up the true story and it´s consequences, i.e. Target´s extremely silly pandering to the LBQT etc.etc.etc. issue of the moment, and the distaste many Americans felt for Target as a result. Or the reporter lives in a liberal bubble where so many other reporters reside.

btw, Target has a long history of political activism. Apparently, 3 decades ago they permitted "environmentalists" to sit outside their stores with sweet pictures of animals collecting the money which helped to seed the radical environmental movement. Later, Target banned the word Christmas or the playing of Christmas music during the Christmas season, which resulted in so much negative push back from customers that the store reversed its policy. I go out of my way to never shop Target.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 5/19/2017 9:19:11 AM     (No. 11258316)

I wonder if the Target a few blocks from me misses my business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rinohunter, 5/19/2017 9:20:14 AM     (No. 11258317)

All that glitters isn´t necessarily gold. I boycotted Target a long time after they started all that PC nonsense. And yes, Sams Club and Walmart may allow bell ringers but allow me to share a quick anecdotal story: Just the other day I was in Walmart with my newspaper ad in hand to request price matching on a few items. It was pointed out to me that Walmart will NO LONGER price match local competitors. I was stunned and of course did not purchase the items. I headed over to Target to test their price match policy. NO PROBLEM they said to me. They price matched the items and saved me from having to go out of my way to buy the items from the store selling the sale items.
Regarding the women´s bathroom issue - Target does have UNISEX/FAMILY bathrooms posted which a single, sex-confused individual can use. Walmart has embarked upon a number of small, irritating policies and changes that finally came to a head the other day with this "no price match" policy. It all added up to something as significant as PC nonsense practiced at Target. At this point and for most things, Walmart is NO longer my number one go-to place.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kittygalore, 5/19/2017 9:21:36 AM     (No. 11258322)

Target left us...We found out that we could exist very nicely without them. Our family no longer shops at Target. Until I see a full Mea Culpa will not return


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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 5/19/2017 9:42:20 AM     (No. 11258351)

Haven´t been inside one in a year.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jasmine, 5/19/2017 10:01:00 AM     (No. 11258377)

To remedy the problem of men who feel unsafe sharing restrooms with other men, Target rushed to provide their male customers with a "safe space" otherwise known as the ladies room.

Accommodating men at the expense of their female customers was a choice Target proudly made.

It´s paying a price for expecting female customers go go along with their PC culture.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ussjimmycarter, 5/19/2017 10:10:31 AM     (No. 11258387)

Haven´t been in one in over 10 years! Ahhhhhh! Relief!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/19/2017 10:16:49 AM     (No. 11258394)

Target is PC driven, liberal, political active store front that has finally suffered from it´s stances and didn´t pay attention to who shops and spends money, conservatives.
The non-Christmas stance ended my shopping in Target but the confused gender men in women restrooms took the cake. Now Target has reaped their rewards. I haven´t been in Target in two years and last week was looking for a specific piece of camping equipment. I walked in and the place was a total waste land void of customers or people checking out. I didn´t see what I was shopping for so I left. I hope the entire LGBTQ establishment can keep them afloat because us ´deplorables´ sure won´t.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rolfnader, 5/19/2017 10:19:59 AM     (No. 11258398)

The banning of Santa Claus, the ´No Firearms´ allowed sign and finally letting gays, trans and other animals use whatever bathroom they want . It was at least a decade ago that the Santa thing did it for me. Plus, the housekeeping ,décor and inventory is needed some work.
What do you expect from a store that born and raised in liberal Minnopoless.?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 5/19/2017 10:24:29 AM     (No. 11258404)

The smartest entities keep their noses out of the political arena. Why would you deliberately irritate half of your customers, or in some cases, all of your customers to make a pulpit statement? Besides dropping Target, Disney and others over their cave-in to the confused sexuality crowd, I no longer look at GM cars, gave up Ben & Jerry´s long ago, which, from a scan of their meager presence on ice cream shelves, seems to have been dropped by many others. I avoid ALL new movies, awards shows and TV shows because you can´t find one without a gay, lefty, token black or activist, avoid all alphabet news programs and am slowly weaning myself from Fox. I will never buy another VW because of their hypocritical emission cheating scam. NFL, NBA, MLB, all gone.

I still patronize Walmart because the average bang for the buck is still there, they don´t play politics and they strongly oppose labor unions. Life is much simpler.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: daisymay, 5/19/2017 10:30:04 AM     (No. 11258410)

I don´t know about most folks, but at our house I do 90% of the shopping. Naturally, when Target decided to allow men into the Restroom I usually visited when shopping there, I didn´t feel safe. Now, I realize the men who now were using said Restroom now DID feel safe, so I hope there are enough of them coming to Target to make up for me and thousands of other women who no longer care to darken Target´s Doors! I know my husband never went to Target, so I´m wondering if the Trannies shop as men or women? If they´re still shopping as men, well, Target you just made a huge error in judgement!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AltaD, 5/19/2017 10:32:13 AM     (No. 11258413)

I used to order "everyday essentials" from Target, free shipping when we used their charge card but after they embraced the liberal/gay agenda, I switched to Walmart.

My other issue with Target is their pricing at our local mini-Target (that´s not the term they use but that´s what the store is). Everything from toothpaste to laundry detergent to milk cost more at the mini-Target than at the full size stores.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/19/2017 10:32:33 AM     (No. 11258414)

I think it´s probably 10 years or so since we´ve been in a Target. And yes, it all started with the Salvation Army bell ringers. Nothing they have done since has changed our outlook. I don´t want social justice or any of its sad sisters when I shop.

Of course if I were being completely honest with myself I would also be eliminating Amazon...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gijohn, 5/19/2017 10:40:24 AM     (No. 11258425)

I used to use amazon a lot, but bozo and his washington compost has ruined that. I went to target a couple times long ago and didn´t care for the store.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 5/19/2017 10:41:58 AM     (No. 11258429)

They lost me when they turned half the store in a grocery department. They really lost me over this "tranny" gender bathroom baloney.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/19/2017 10:55:30 AM     (No. 11258450)

I really do not remember the last time I entered a Target Store. Perhaps about 6 years ago. They banned the Salvation Army bell ringers. I blew up, first at the store manager. then wife and I had a strong discussion about Target. She loved the dang place. Got ehr Rx there and always bought gobs every time we had to pick up the meds. That was the end for me. Finally, wife also agreed and switched to another Pharm. We have not entered a Target since and over the years, Target kept announcing this or that lib-tarded policy. The Bathroom-gate made me laugh becasue only a few years after that, that Target was boarded up and have never re-opened as anything. Just a big old derelict vacant building. We consider it a monument to liberal activists everywhere.

Wife agreed, we made the right decision way back. That and our decision to boycott Sears.

Also, we bad- mouth Target often. She tends to be quite vicious when she gets on board a cause to support traditional American life. Can you imagine?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/19/2017 11:21:22 AM     (No. 11258483)

Target is apparently owned by a very liberal family that decided the place for Target was smack dab in the middle of politically correct politics. The perception that they were making it possible for creepy men to hang out in the ladies restrooms no doubt did them in. That should be a signal to other such entities to keep an apolitical public posture or risk loosing a good percentage of their customers.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Harlowe, 5/19/2017 11:39:55 AM     (No. 11258516)

Based on the reality and effectiveness of determined consumers to avoid Target due to its political correctness policies, most especially the restroom debacle, the same collective determination to not tune in to any of the evening national cable/television news broadcasts may be a way of letting the shameful mainstream media know that Conservatives have had enough of their dishonest, malicious, fake news and will seek real news, real facts, elsewhere from trustworthy sources.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 5/19/2017 11:54:44 AM     (No. 11258535)

#15 is correct. Smart management knows to keep the business away from politics. I guess the suits came under pressure from the lib owners. The any sex bathrooms were finally a bridge too far.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: angelgrammi, 5/19/2017 12:34:23 PM     (No. 11258577)

Before the bathroom debacle, before denying the bell ringers, I left Target for good once I learned that they are major supporters of the so-called ´Family Equality Council´. This LGBTQ organization is seeking the destruction of faith based adoption agencies because they ´discriminate´ by requiring a family to consist of a male and a female set of parents. They claim they "are dedicated to creating a world where all loving families are recognized, respected, protected, and celebrated."

Target sells rainbow apparel that supports them and the FEC website proudly displays Target as a major donor (alongside HBO, Tylenol, Capital One and others). I won´t support Target because they don´t represent the values I cherish.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/19/2017 12:36:53 PM     (No. 11258580)

Not sure which company is going down the tubes faster, Sears or Target...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 5/19/2017 12:45:25 PM     (No. 11258590)

I love shopping Target and shop there over Walmart whenever possible. They have their problems, but so does Walmart. Target has an excellent pick up in store service that runs circles around Walmart. It´s ready on time, there are no lost packages or not in stock items, if Target says an item is in stock it´s IN STOCK, unlike Walmart. I hope they can pull out of this and continue to grow and thrive because the thought of having to shop again at Walmart gives me the chills...it´s THAT bad where we live.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hammock, 5/19/2017 12:59:44 PM     (No. 11258616)

Yeah, too bad because the Walmarts around here are dirty and have aisles blocked with product.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 5/19/2017 6:31:05 PM     (No. 11259065)

Good grief. Target´s sales may be down, but so is the rest of retail. I always shop at Target because their stores are clean. Most Walmarts are dirty, and I try to avoid them. Bottom line, I only shop when I need something. After spring cleaning, ive found i have way too much "stuff."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/20/2017 3:13:46 AM     (No. 11259434)

It´s not just men in the ladies room, but they have unisex dressing rooms. What really ticked me off was two years ago they stopped playing music overhead, especially Christmas music. When I contacted their home office I was told it was to ´provide a pleasant shopping experience´ Translation: my closest Target is full of Muzlims.

While I was not a fan of Target, there were several things I bought there that were either less expensive or seasonal. But, I can do without. Can they do without US?

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United Nations - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump´s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump´s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, "You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of ´rocket man?" He was referring to Trump´s characterization of Kim. Kerry said that kind of harsh language will make it harder for the United States to engage in diplomacy on

The Electoral College Is a
National Security Threat

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Politico, by Matthew Olsen & Benjamin Haas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 1:01:17 PM     Post Reply
In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined

California Gov. Compares Trump
Supporters To Ancient Cave People

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Daily Caller, by Jack Crowe    Original Article
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Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,

Watch: James O´Keefe Announces New
Investigation: MSM Members Will
´Lose Their Jobs´

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Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
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Filmmaker James O´Keefe said on Monday that Project Veritas will be releasing the results of one of the largest investigations the organization has ever conducted. The Project, said O´Keefe, will lead to people being fired. "In the coming weeks, you’re going see one of the biggest investigations this organization has ever done," O’Keefe said. "It’s a continuation of American Pravda series. It’s aimed at the media. We’re going after their holy grail." "We have tripled our journalists in the field," he continued. "They are not even here, they are out there everyday. It’s gonna be big, it’s gonna be massive.

Hillary mulls challenging legitimacy
of 2016 election, cites Russian influence

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Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton on Monday would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election, saying it’s clear the Russians influenced the outcome and that the legitimacy of President Trump’s victory could be called into question as congressional and independent probes into Russian involvement move forward. (Snip) “I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said, though she quickly admitted there’s virtually no legal path forward, and that challenging election results at this point would be unprecedented. “There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be [possible], but I don’t think they’re on

Reporters shaken by Trump´s tough
talk against North Korea

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Washington Examiner, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 11:35:16 AM     Post Reply
President Trump disturbed some in the press after vowing in his United Nations speech to "destroy" North Korea should the country attack the U.S. In his speech, Trump referred to North Korean President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission" in advancing the country´s nuclear weapons development. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," he said. On Twitter, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell said Trump "threatened to commit a war crime" by threatening North Korea.

Wiretaps may prove Trump right —
and that’s absolutely terrifying

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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
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Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have


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