I’ve been reading about a lot of the Target locations across Canada. It looks like some stores are near empty and they could close any day.
My daughter and I dropped by our location at West Edmonton Mall on Saturday to check the store out and walk the empty aisles to see it before it was gone.
Only, they weren’t empty.
Many departments were stocked as though the announcement had ever happened. There were some areas that were bare, but it was only a couple of sections.
The canned, bagged, processed food items are still there but some favourite flavours of certain items are sold out.
The fresh produce is mostly gone, presumably because they don’t stock those items for long.
As for sales, there isn’t anything out of the ordinary yet. I noticed some seasonal clothes on sale in the 30 – 50% off range, but this is what I would expect to see. Clothing is still there in all departments as well as a lot of baby and kids items.
I noticed a small holiday section on the second floor near the electronics, but none of the price tags would have me walking away excited about after-season deals. The Starbucks is however gone with only their signage left.
Nadine from Save Money in Winnipeg wrote a great update on the Target stores in Winnipeg and I’m told that this is about the same in the Millwoods location.
There are a lot of rumours floating around about their next steps and if sales are even going to happen in the store with some thoughts Target will just close shop and liquidate through a private company. Other stories say that the sales will begin this month.
What do you think?