Target Edmonton update: West Edmonton Mall Store

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.

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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.

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The canned, bagged, processed food items are still there but some favourite flavours of certain items are sold out.
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The fresh produce is mostly gone, presumably because they don’t stock those items for long.
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The jewelery / sunglasses / accessories area was another that looked bare in part of the section only.

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.

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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.

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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?

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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5 comments… add one
  • heather Feb 6, 2015, 7:42 pm

    Went to WEM as I was hoping for some saving as I’m on pension and not much money. What a joke they had no prices on anything but they were in bins with prices on bins. Scaners did not work and till did not show prices. When you got receipt and seen what they charged ( what was higher before they had to sal) you could not return. SHAME. ON TARGET

    that was more then before they said they have to sale) they would not let you return. rwcep

  • Anonymous Feb 6, 2015, 6:45 pm

    I spoke with an employee at that West Ed location earlier today who only identified themselves as an “Executive Team Leader.” They said that they are still receiving freight nearly 5 times a week on an indefinite basis, so the store will not be empty by any means in the (near) foreseeable future. They also stated that prior to yesterday was the fullest they had ever been, and that they’ll very likely see deeper discounts within 7-10 days. Their current timeline is apparently mid-May to be completely sold through!

  • Haylie L Feb 1, 2015, 5:29 pm

    Went to the St. Albert location on friday afternoon and it’s the same as the West Ed store. Toys were picked through, only saw very few clearance signs, no sales and Starbucks is gone.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Feb 1, 2015, 11:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing the St Albert status. Sounds like all the Starbucks are out now.

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