Sad news for some Target diehards in the Midwest, Memphis, and New York: The company announced this week that six retail locations in those areas would be closing in the beginning of the new year. There’s no reason to be concerned about the overall health of Target in general, though. Every year, the corporation reviews the performance of each of its 1,800-plus locations and decides to close a handful that have been struggling for some time to “keep our store portfolio healthy,” Target spokeswoman Erin Conroy told the Minnesota-based Star Tribune.
At the beginning of 2018, Target closed 13 retail locations. In 2017, 12 stores shut down, and in 2016, six locations were shuttered. Here are the specific locations the company announced will be closing by February 2019:
Brooklyn Center in Minnesota
Morgan Park and Chatham in Chicago
Cordova, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis
Commack, New York, a suburb of New York City
Greenfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee
If any of these locations are your local store, don’t panic! You will still have somewhere to find incredible decor and furniture pieces, shop the best dollar-aisle bargains, and just walk around aimlessly when you’ve got 30 minutes to kill (c’mon, you know you do it).
All of the above locations are in fairly close proximity to other Target locations that will gladly welcome you with open doors. The fact that there are more successful Target locations near these that are closing, along with their close proximity to competitors like Walmart, definitely contributed to the company’s decision to close those locations.
Each of these stores employ about 120 to 140 people, all of whom will be offered jobs at these nearby locations or severance packages based on their years of employment.
There is a bright side to this news, though. Target is set to have opened 30 new locations in 2018, many of which are “small format” locations in urban areas or near college campuses. The retailer is also in the midst of remodeling the majority of its existing locations, proving that even if brick and mortar stores are struggling as a whole, Target is here to stay.
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