Target Thinks This Will Bring Back Conservative Shoppers — They’re Wrong

Target Corporation just doesn’t seem to get it.

In stores where much of the square footage is tailored towards children and families, their corporate decisions continue to isolate the family demographic.

Due to their continuing anti-family policies, the retailer has seen decreasing sales and profit losses every quarter for over a year.

And now, corporate officials have decided to do something about it — but not in the way you might think.

Instead of reversing policies that are driving families away, they are spending billions to renovate their stores.

From U.S. News and World Report:

The remodeling is a key part of Target Corp.’s strategy to win back shoppers and rev up sales. Unlike rival Walmart, which has drawn more customers and notched higher sales at established stores, Target has seen three straight quarters of declines for that sales measure, and fewer shoppers in its stores. Investing in stores is an acknowledgement that the in-person experience remains important, even as Amazon.com and other online retailers draw shoppers away from traditional retailers.

The first of the redesigned stores will open in suburban Houston this fall. About 40 more stores will get the remodel treatment by October, using the Houston prototype as a template. More than 600 of Target’s 1,800 total locations are scheduled for updates over the next three years, totaling over $7 billion. It expects the remodeled stores to see a 2 percent to 4 percent sales bump.

In spring of 2016, Target Corporation posted a message that all stores in the chain would allow transgendered persons to use the bathroom they “identified” with, rather than that corresponded to their biology.

They also rid their stores of signage suggesting any kind of reference to gender, such as boys’ or girls’ clothing or toys.

Then, earlier this month, Target announced it would celebrate “Pride” month with the LGBT community by carrying a new line of rainbow-hued products, including children’s toys and clothing with “Pride” logos.

But apparently, corporate officials don’t understand that by simply reversing policies that make families feel uncomfortable, they could increase their profit margin and grow their customer base.

The Blaze reported:

A boycott cost the company millions in lost sales and added expenses. Shopper traffic and same-store sales started sliding for the first time in years after the blog post, and the company was forced to spend $20 million installing single-occupancy bathrooms in all its stores to give critics of the policy more privacy.

Sales fell nearly 6% in the three quarters after the post compared with the same period last year, and same-store sales have dropped every quarter since the post.

Target’s CEO, Brian Cornell, released a statement that the company will continue to bend to the will of the LGBT community, isolating families.

The Blaze continued:

Still, Cornell has said since then that he doesn’t regret the company’s bathroom policy and they will continue to “embrace our belief of diversity.”

“We’re committed…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. But if there’s a question of safety, I can tell you and others, our focus on safety is unwavering, and we want to make sure we provide a welcoming environment for all our guests, one that’s safe, one that’s comfortable,” he said last May.

Indeed, despite waves of pressure, Target has maintained their bathroom policy of customers being able to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

The company has already spent millions to install individual restrooms to address public displeasure with their bathroom policies.

And now, with an estimated $7 billion in renovation costs, corporate officials seem to think that spending more money to make the stores more attractive will solve the problem.

American families will continue their boycott of the stores, feeling unsafe with Target’s anti-family policies and their push to cater to the homosexual agenda.

Apparently, the company just doesn’t get what families really want.

It’s not more attractive displays and wider aisles — it’s to have a safe shopping experience with their children.

Target has made traditional American families feel like a minority in their stores.

And their answer to the problem is not going to fix anything for the struggling retailer.

84 Comments

  1. Good article. Nobody cares what these perverted homosexuals like the Target CEO does in the privacy of their board room bathrooms, but when this tiny percentage of mentally ill sexual deviants gets treated BETTER than the remaining 98.6 percent of normal, heterosexual, mentally stable Americans, then the company should , and will, pay for pushing their disgusting, sexually perverse, liberal democrat agenda on the rest of the citizens.

    Personally, I quit patronizing Target stores when they caved in to the invading, jihadist muslim’s demands to remove the Christian symbols of Christmas as displayed by the Salvation Army Santas, ringing their bells and taking donations for the use in helping ALL families in need at Christmas.

    If you are AGAINST “Santa”, AND little girls NOT being harassed in public bathrooms, then there is something truly perverted, and anti American about you…and by “you” I mean Target.

    Boycott Target stores….make america great again.

  2. They just don’t seem to “get it”, do they?

  3. Jim Anderson says:

    They will never get it until they go out of business. Their stockholders need to get out of Target while they still can. The company will never recoup that $7,000,000,000 that they plan to spend on remodeling.

  4. Alpha Romeo says:

    I don’t like Target stores,especially after the transgender B/S.

    • I still go to Target to get things. I get things and walk right out of the store with my things bypassing the register. It’s not shop lifting it is borrowing things from Target indefinitely. I don’t steal, the Bible says not to steal. I do return the things I “borrow” from Target after I am done with them. 🙂

  5. I quit shopping Target when they refused to let the Salvation Army put their red buckets in front of their stores at Christmas time. Target it anti family and anti Christian.

    • Sharon Jeanguenat says:

      I did the same thing. Plus I had read an article saying they refused to donate to the troops overseas. The bathroom policy isn’t what’s hurting their sales as much as allowing men into women’s dressing rooms. Last week, a lady was trying on bathing suits & a man walked in, & started taking pictures of her, & she started screaming for help, & not ONE of the clerks even came to see what was going on.

    • Yep…..and ain’t going back.

  6. Theodore Charles says:

    Target will never get it, till they go out of business. They don’t care about the 98 percent of normal people. Too bad, as they sell good products, won’t go back anymore.

    • The only people at Target I feel sorry for are their long-term employees. The young folks and the stockholders can get out before Target’s going out of business sale. The older folks will have a more difficult time finding work. Target doesn’t exist to our family. We stopped shopping there and cut up our Target cards when they started their sick policy on bathrooms.

    • Their products are no better than many other stores, especially “Made In America” outlets.

      • Exactly – if fact, most of the staples I bought at Target in the long-ago past, I’ve found at Walmart….and cheaper!

  7. When you downgrade the family structure you have tyranny and chaos.

  8. It is quite obvious – Target still doesn’t get it. When I go shopping – Target is the store I walk on by – I will never shop there again.

  9. True trannies have been using their bathroom of choice forever, unnoticed and without fan fair. Target’s policy is about what you feel today, what you plan to do in the future. This is inviting disaster as heterosexual perverts take advantage of it.

    No Target for me and mine.

  10. Laurie Daniel says:

    They can re-do, re-vamp whatever I will not be back.

    • LIVE FREE OR DIE says:

      I fail to understand how dressing up the “Same old ‘stuff’ ” in a different outfit will make a flipping difference. (They’d be better off trying to outbid AMZN for Whole Foods…than they could both go out of business…)

  11. I stopped shopping at Target a few years back when I heard they supported Susan B Komen who in turn supports Planned Unparenthood and funny thing is…..abortion can cause breast cancer in women in later years…..so why would they do that! I used to walk in the Mothers Day walk for Susan B Komen. Stopped as soon as I found out what they are really about. Target is among the stores I miss the very least!!

  12. Iwanna Frizzell says:

    BOYCOTT!!!!!!!

  13. Target is the most family unfriendly store in my area! I don’t go there anymore and won’t start back anytime soon! If they go back to the old target type store,maybe.

  14. TalkTruth says:

    No thanks! Not interested in spending my hard-earned money there until they put traditional (unbelievable that I have to use the word traditional) families and their values first and foremost!

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      The left calls us ‘nuclear’ families… I liked the word NORMAL but that gets complained about too.

  15. Phyllis Handkins says:

    I very seldom shopped there – ever. But if they want to be stupid and let perverts in what should be a women’s restroom then I will shop elsewhere or on line.

  16. searchtruthnow says:

    Target is a sitting duck- BOYCOTT FOREVER.

    • Martha Sullivan says:

      I stopped buying from them some time ago.. and never will again!!!Hopefully many others will follow me… the sooner they go oout of business the better.. I have no use for gays..period.. so lets hope they lose the 7,000.000.00 and go oout of business real soon. Martha Sullivan

  17. Target is run by a bunch of sickos. Just stay away, maybe they will go away.

  18. Pat Glass says:

    I will never go into a Target ever again, no matter what they do.

  19. Dan Thurston says:

    Here’s a sharemarket analysis of Target’s performance. Seems they’re doing just fine by appealing to consumers who aren’t lacking in the milk of human kindness:

    The company has an operating cash flow which is 1.9 times the net income.

    TGT stock is trading at an earnings multiple of 10.5 which is better than the industry average of 18.2.
    The company has a healthy dividend yield of 4.56%.
    Target’s return on invested capital of 13.4% is good.
    Return On Equity (ROE) which is a measure of the company’s profitability, looks great for Target at 24.4%.
    Revenue declined at a CAGR of -0.1% over the last 5 years.

    • Mathew Molk says:

      TGT Stock Yesterday.

      Open
      50.96

      High
      51.79

      Low
      50.72

      Prev. Close
      50.91

      52 Wk. High
      79.33

      52 Wk. Low
      48.56

      P/E
      10.43

      Mkt. Cap
      28.09B

      A 52 week high of of about 80 and now its 50….Maybe engineering math is not the same as stock broker math but I make that as a 38 percent loss. – If companies I worked for had to scrap 3/8 of the product I was producing I’d have to kill myself.

      • Dan Thurston says:

        I’m no stock broker, but I do know that share prices are not the same as P&L. My post was about how Target is performing as a business (empirically positively — “Return On Equity … 24.4%”), not how its stock is performing as an investment. Either way, I sincerely hope you don’t ever have to kill yourself. Seems far too dramatic a response to an industrial problem…

  20. Manitouyellow says:

    I have not been in a Target store since the bathroom and dressing room fiasco and haven not missed it at all. We have lots of choices besides this store. I didn’t like it before all this because I felt they were high priced for the chinese junk that they sold and only used this store as “last resort” anyway. I have found better places to shop and will never go back.

  21. Ken Schneider says:

    This is so much BS It makes me very sad. Little girls should have there private time and boys to it”s been that way forever, We cannot stoop this level it”s just knot Right

    • LIVE FREE OR DIE says:

      Back in the 1800’s when Marxism was “invented” one of their goals was to replace family with government, and this is just an extension of that same manipulative horse crap. The first wave of feminism (around 1880-1890) was meant to “slutify” women and was part of that attempt. It didn’t succeed nearly as well as the wave of phlegminism that started in the 1960’s, the radical elements of which have as one of their stated goals patricide. They use victimization as their key methodology to advance their agenda though they don’t really care about the victims they ID – it’s always and only taking control of the money and resources. The bathroom issue is yet another perverted extension of the malignant whole, and Target has chosen to be part of that cancer. Only one way to deal with cancer: you have to kill it.

  22. LIVE FREE OR DIE says:

    Sounds like it’s time for a little target shootin’…………

  23. This company has a blind spot about a mile wide. I stopped shopping there and have no plans to return unless/until they change their policies. If they want to fall on their sword and go the way of the dodo, I say, let them. Meanwhile, keep spending money while profits are falling. Investors love to see that…

  24. Have not shopped at Target in years…since they rolled out the red carpet for perverts. Will drive past several Targets to go to Walmart…and I don’t particularly like Walmart…but I will never step foot in Target.

    • yeah, I don’t particularly like Walmart either! In a small town without a bunch of options, let’s choose the much lesser of the Evil!! Lol At least I feel safe letting my 18 year old go into the bathroom by himself! Or Rather, he feels safe letting his Mom go into the Walmart Ladies room by herself! When we went Christmas shopping last year my son said, “I guess we can go into Target if you want Mom, I’m not 18 yet, so if i have to bust into the restroom and Kick somebody’s ass for you, i shouldn’t get arrested for having a blackbelt. When i turn 18, all bets are off! LOL We actually haven’t stepped foot in Target in probably 10 years, that place Never felt right to me!

  25. What’s so “safe” and so “comfortable” about men in the women’s bathroom with little girls??? Is Brian Cornell so blinded to this travesty? Does he not know that the LGBTQ’s of this world are but a very small minority? Does he really want to alienate the majority by fostering immoral sickness on the majority?? Go ahead Cornell…destroy Target you fool!!!!

    • Dan Thurston says:

      So Franie, if this guy went to Target, you’d prefer him to use the women’s restrooms since his birth certificate states his gender as female?

      I’m not asking you about the morality of transgenderism, or what you think of Laith Ashley’s mental state. Simply, here’s a human being that uses a restroom. Faced a choice of M or F stalls, which would you have him use? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d428bea831ea996a715fba00ad40412b1f5c0bff3edc90c69ad1700e57c5a510.jpg

      • Nice going….NOT!!! FYI, biologically speaking, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a woman to actually look that muscular, I don’t give a hoot how much hormone she ingests! Nice try…but it doesn’t fly!!!

        • Dan Thurston says:

          Nope. It’s not impossible. Science, in the form of chemistry and surgery (in this case), has evolved much faster than our culture’s ability to deal with the implications. Hopefully society will catch up…

      • Penis – use mens room. Vagina – use womens room. Its really that simple folks!

      • The issue is perverts who want to attack and rape girls/women. All people with a penis use one bathroom. All people with a vagina use another.

    • Obviously, if that’s really a woman, its a committed trannie where no one would know the difference and they’ve been using the other restroom for years. We’re concerned about the “I’m feeling female today” scenario which the left is trying to normalize. If someone’s not committed enough to have themselves cut up and harmonized, then its either confusion or opportunity and encouraging either is just wrong.

  26. Dale P Patterson says:

    Target is an over priced joke, and now they think this is going to bring back customers? Ha, and I though the store closings would stop for awhile.

  27. Yup, I used to shop target once or twice a month, but I havent visited any of their stores since early 2016 and I vow to never set foot in one ever again. I honestly hope they go bankrupt in their futile effort of trying to win back my business.

    And the same goes for any other company out there that cares more about pushing their political agenda down our throats than they do about selling their products.

  28. cutterguy says:

    good luck to them(not really) catering to less than 1% of the population.

  29. Can’t fix Stupid !

  30. Mathew Molk says:

    Hey, They say they will use American Union trades to do the work instead of scabs that use illegals like they did in the past.

    I bid the electrical work on a Target a few years back and the contractor that got the job numbers were less then I had in materials. – He used wetbacks to pull rat cable and had only 2 real (but non union) electricians that made all the terminations.

    Let them spend the money and THEN go broke. Glad to see American Tradesmen get the work. Fact is, though, . No matter what, they have doomed themselves.

  31. Absolutely nothing will bring me back to Target. They’ve chosen their clientele. The CEO still calls perversity “diversity.” They can go bankrupt and disappear altogether for all I care.

  32. Harry Goodhorn says:

    Target will never learn, their policies are obviously being made by liberals and liberals know everything, Right ?

  33. I quit shopping with them when they decided to put the majority of its customers at risk, especially our children. So happy I stood my ground and I could care less if they file chapter 13 and leave the USA completely. They are foreign owned and it shows in the disrespect and distain of US citizens.

  34. Israel Kills AMERICANS says:

    JEWS LIKE DISNEY CO AND OTHER PIGS IN HOLLYWOOD ARE BEHIND A LOT OF BAD FOR AMERICA.

    7. The Jews have brought homosexuality out of the closet and into our faces through numerous “rights” legislations. Sodomy is shown in their Jewish controlled media and movies as normal, healthy, enjoyable and something to celebrate openly in as brazen a fashion as possible. Six year old children in our Public Schools are shown videos promoting anal sex between males. The Jews have founded, funded and fronted every homosexual advocacy group in America.

    8. The Jews have brainwashed American children in other areas besides sexual depravity. With their control of the Public Educational System and Collegiate level academia, they have filled the minds of the young with Marxism, Deconstructionism, relativism, anti-White hatred, and lies about “diversity” and non-judgmentalism. These sundry isms are the pernicious lies that have jettisoned the positive isms that once bloomed in our society: absolutism, patriotism, altruism, individualism, nationalism, etc.

    9. The Jews have subverted our government. With Zionist control of the media, both print and television, the two major political parties have been steered away from the interests of the European-American majority, rendering us incapable of self-preservation. The war in Iraq, the 9/11 attacks and a possible clash with Iran in the near future, are all results of the Zionist subjugation of the most powerful nation on earth, and the prioritizing of Israel’s concerns over those of the United States. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d49ee201e9fddc92952625394d60f95cd5cdb643eb22271cb8aa4725eae77cf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e69a3f33ee17e7407aaa55386de886d9e522930ad6f8cb6a92f706e6aaf87f7f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/747b9c4ecf7f6d86ba0f0a7b01bd11bfd6d329a70216c36d513c6d1bf06913de.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/747b9c4ecf7f6d86ba0f0a7b01bd11bfd6d329a70216c36d513c6d1bf06913de.jpg

  35. I stopped shopping there as well because of their skewed ‘ideology’. Just what the heck are they thinking now?

  36. Israel Kills AMERICANS says:

    WAKE UP FOLKS ITS ANTI AMER ANTI CHRIST JEWS DESTROYING THE USA.

    BELOW ATTACK ON USS LIBERTY BY ISRAEL KILLING AND WOUNDING 208 AMERICAN SAILORS. BOMB ISRAEL AND TAKE OUT THE JEWISH GARBAGE HERE.

    Admiral John S. McCain Jr., the father of the current US senator, ordered Admiral Isaac C. Kidd and Captain Ward Boston to hold a court of inquiry and to complete the investigation in only one week. In a signed affidavit Captain Boston said President Johnson ordered a cover-up and that he and Admiral Kidd were prevented from doing a real investigation. Liberty survivors were ordered never to speak to anyone about the event. Their silence was finally broken 12 years later when Lt. Commander James M. Ennes published his book, Assault on the Liberty.

    It is now established fact that the attack on the Liberty was intentional and was covered up by President Johnson and every administration since. There has never been a congressional investigation, nor has the testimony of the majority of survivors ever been officially taken. Moreover, testimony that conflicted with the cover-up was deleted from the official record. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b4fda972a1f7fb97877d047be0d11becf2c5437a81046c17bcbee89e511eede.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3f85c7e6c29393ed92b260ffe5d1581a38ac25abd35d240f423ae52804dbfc5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/747b9c4ecf7f6d86ba0f0a7b01bd11bfd6d329a70216c36d513c6d1bf06913de.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e69a3f33ee17e7407aaa55386de886d9e522930ad6f8cb6a92f706e6aaf87f7f.jpg

  37. They are just queer thinking fools

  38. Countrysunrise says:

    Well over 1 million people stopped shopping at Target, due to their policies, favoring .03% of the population. They don’t understand why their sales are going down, so to rectify it, they:
    1) Installed individual restrooms to “address public displeasure.”
    2) Rid their stores of signage suggesting references to gender such as boys or girls clothing or toys.
    3) Celebrating “Pride” month with the LGBT community by carrying rainbow-hued products including children’s toys and clothing with “Pride” tags.
    In part of a statement from the CEO Brian Cornell “Their focus is on safety. One that’s safe, one that’s comfortable. – last May
    So the Company is spending millions of dollars to renovate their stores, when the solution was in front of them the whole time!! Brian Cornell has messed up his stores so badly, the rest of the shoppers are going to stop going to their stores!! I wonder how many new people will sign the petition, and not shop at Target now!! Is Mr. Cornell aware of the Women who have been harmed in dressing rooms with his new policy?? Does he care?? Is he enjoying being an activist, and watching his business go down the tubes?? It all started with the Salvation Army, and went on from there!! I just wonder, if you fixed everything, if people would come back to your store!! The pain runs too deep!!

  39. StandandFight says:

    They also refused Red Poppy Sales. I will never forgive or forget the VFW or American Legions treatment of us after Vietnam but vets are vets. Piss on Target Amazon is going to run them into the ground. And like the old Shake and Bake commercils “And I helped”

  40. Why would Target care about American Family values. They are not American owned. The CEO is bent on changing Americans and their family makeup and I say “No” to Target. Just take your stores and close them.

  41. I only feel sorry for the employees, who will be put out of work because of all these boycotts. It isn’t the employees fault the CEO’S are morons. The CEO’S make millions, you aren’t hurting THEM in the least. I have friends who work very hard at Target, they have to work multiple jobs just to make enough to barely get by. People who needed two jobs, now need THREE.

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