Target is closing all its Canadian stores
In a shocking but not altogether surprising move, Target announced this morning that it will be shutting down its entire Canadian operation. After two years of well-documented struggles north of the border, the brand’s 133 stores are expected to close permanently in coming weeks. According to a press release, it was a slow holiday season that sealed the deal. This means 17,600 employees are about to lose their jobs, although Target is promising at least 16 weeks’ worth of wages and benefits for almost everyone laid off during the wind-down. Says the brand’s relatively new CEO, Brian Cornell: “There is no doubt that the next several weeks will be difficult, but we will make every effort to handle our exit in an appropriate and orderly way.” With luck, customers will finally be able to snag some deals during the liquidation process.
3 thoughts on “Target is closing all its Canadian stores”
Target and Walmart are fucking bastards – hiring and firing people at a whim. Sixteen weeks of benefits is nothing compared to the rate at which they get paid to slog for these greedy assholes who make millions sitting at the top.
What goes around comes around Walmart and Target. Get out and stay out!!
Equality for everyone I say!! It’s time for massive change people. We need to say no to these Americans that promise us Canadians the world and deliver absolutely fuck all to the people. We need to buy Canadian and the Canadian government needs to do whatever it takes to support it, make it grow and become competitive. Problem is all the fucking politicians are on the take with kick-backs and or sitting on the fence.
If a country as small as Sweden can make money with world class companies like IKEA and H&M, I do not see why Canada has such difficulty and needs to rely on American pie on the sky bullshit!
I’m going to miss my 3$ toques.
Swearing and vulgarity is not a good way of writing, or even of making a point. Just what are you trying to say, anyway? That you’re angry? That you’re angry? Did you bother to boycott either of those chains? Why not just boycott Walmart? Sure, it’s a little troublesome, but well worth it. Is it that you envy those ‘sitting at the top’ and wish it were you? A slight suggestion to you, DuckyLad, and anyone else who may be reading this: shop Canadian. Shop at the Bay, Canadian Tire, local stores or where ever. Make sure that your money stays in Canada. I have never spent one dime at a Walmart, and am highly unlikely to do so. I have never stepped inside one Walmart. Boycott them. Take a little time to research Canadian stores. Swearing about them doesn’t change one thing.
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