Target is the go-to store for many shoppers, especially during the holiday season. If you’ve never been to Target on a Black Friday...well...keep it that way. It’s not the most relaxing shopping experience.
But I have some bad news for Target-shoppers. They’re planning on closing twelve different stores across eight different states.
Apparently, this decision was made according to which stores have not been performing well. A Target spokeswoman shared, “It’s not a decision we make lightly. We have a really rigorous process in place in evaluating the performance of a store in deciding when to close or relocate a store. We close a store after seeing several years of decreasing profitability.”
Lately, Target has been focusing on updating hundreds of their stores. In 2017, they have remodeled 70 stores. They have gotten positive responses from shoppers on these remodels.
According to the CEO, Brian Cornell, “We’ve seen great response from the guests. They’re rewarding us with increased traffic. It’s given us confidence to move forward aggressively.”
In the coming years, they plan to remodel another 325 stores. While these remodels do bring more traffic to the stores, not all locations are worth keeping.
If Target is your go-to holiday shopping place, you should be safe this year. These stores are not scheduled to close until February of 2018—still plenty of time to get your shopping done!
This is a full list of closing stores, as reported by Business Insider.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Harper Woods, Michigan (Eastland Center)
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Baltimore, Maryland (Mondawmin Mall)
San Antonio, Texas (Far East)
If you’re mourning the loss of a Target in your area, you can join the shoppers in Hutchinson, Kansas. When the news was first announced, they began planning a candlelight vigil in the parking lot. It will take place on the night before Target’s scheduled closure. Join their Facebook event here.
Is your area impacted by these Target closures? Hopefully, there’s another one nearby!
In other news, check out this sweet rescue story of a deaf Great Dane puppy. Read the article here.