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  • The climate stakes of speedy delivery

    06/21/2019 6:32:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Axios ^ | June 21, 2019 | Erica Pandey
    With its acceleration of Prime shipping from two days to one, Amazon established a new normal. Soon after, Walmart and Target came out with their own super-speedy shipping options. Why it matters: Flying, trucking and delivering millions of packages a day comes with a cost — as shoppers demand faster and faster speed, there has been a sharp environmental impact. The big picture: Consumers have gotten hooked on speed — and the efficiencies that e-commerce injected into retail are getting erased because now there are more deliveries of smaller numbers of packages. With this trend, emissions have grown: The annual...
  • Arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Walmart, Target

    06/21/2019 8:11:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2019 | Hannah Sparks
    When you pay premium prices, you expect a premium product — but that’s not necessarily the case with bottled water. California nonprofit Center for Environmental Health has revealed that water bottle brands Peñafiel, owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Starkey, owned by Whole Foods, contain levels of highly toxic arsenic that are above the legal limit. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says that long-term exposure to arsenic can lead to reproductive harm, circulatory, nervous system and disorders and cancer. The Centers for Disease Control also note an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension. Other symptoms of arsenic poisoning include...
  • Target Nationwide Computer Outage Leaves Thousands Of Shoppers Stranded At Checkout

    06/15/2019 1:16:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    cbs2la ^ | June 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm
    People shopping were reportedly told by Target employees to come back later. Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages. The outage affected stores nationwide. No word from Target on what caused the outage.
  • Target Celebrates Gay Pride Month By Grooming Your Kids

    06/06/2019 4:53:19 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 35 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | 6/6/2019 | Warden
    Check out the new Target display at select stores. Yep. That's the kid's section. But what someone does in their own bedroom is none of my business, am I right? I mean, it's not like anyone wants to turn your kid gay, you goofball bible beater. No. They just want to, you know, present it as an option--a really cool, socially acceptable one that'll earn you group praise and maybe a bit of friendly life coaching from a totally-not-trying-to-have-sex-with-you adult homosexual. It's about sharing and acceptance. Also, it's about being part of a community that accounts for more than 80%...
  • Target pushes for U.S. government to punish churches and Christian business owners

    05/15/2019 4:29:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    afa ^ | 4/30/19 | afa
    Over 1.5 million families have pledged to stop shopping at Target since it announced it would allow men to enter women’s dressing rooms and bathrooms, putting women and children in danger of sexual assault. AFA has made it clear since the boycott began that our worries do not stem from fear of the transgender community, but rather from the very real threat that predators and voyeurs, or anyone with evil intentions, would take advantage of the Target bathroom policy to harm women and children. And they have. Now Target has gone on public record stating they fully and wholeheartedly support...
  • Target pushes for U.S. government to punish churches and Christian business owners

    05/04/2019 6:14:47 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 74 replies
    Over 1.5 million families have pledged to stop shopping at Target since it announced it would allow men to enter women’s dressing rooms and bathrooms, putting women and children in danger of sexual assault. . . . Now Target has gone on public record stating they fully and wholeheartedly support the passage of the Equality Act now before Congress, meaning it supports government-sanctioned discrimination against churches and Christian business owners.
  • Walmart, Target pull children’s game that had players defuse toy bomb

    01/16/2019 1:51:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/19 | Emily Jacobs
    A kids’ game that asked children to defuse a plastic, pretend bomb had parents exploding with anger — and now two major retailers are pulling the controversial toy. The game, called “Cut the Wire,” asks players to defuse a fake bomb before the timer runs out. Should a player cut the wrong wire with the toy wire cutter included in the game, the bomb sounds an alarm and lights up and vibrates to recreate an explosion simulation. The toy bomb is shaped like sticks of dynamite and the packaging is covered in flames to signify an explosion that has already...
  • Warning to Christmas Shoppers

    12/09/2018 12:51:48 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 72 replies
    email from a friend | 12/09/2018 | uniknown
    After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target, her store of choice. Unfortunately, like most men; I find shopping boring and prefer to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local Target: Dear Mrs. Harris: Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a few commotions in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your...
  • Here’s the photo Walmart’s CEO keeps on his phone to stoke ‘healthy paranoia’ in race against Amazon

    12/07/2018 1:38:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Fri, Dec 7 2018 • 10:30 AM EST | Updated Fri, Dec 7 2018 • 10:30 AM EST | Lauren Thomas
    Walmart’s Doug McMillon keeps a list of the top 10 retailers over the decades to remind him you have to innovate and adapt constantly. Becky Quick | CNBC ________________________________________________________________ Walmart CEO Doug McMillon keeps a photo on his phone that lists the top 10 retailers in the U.S. over the past few decades to remind him how so many companies come and go. Walmart wants to keep its No. 1 spot, which it’s held since the 1990s when it overtook Sears. “After learning from so many people ... we know that retailers come and go,” McMillon told CNBC’s Becky Quick...
  • Target shares slide after disappointing 3Q earnings results

    11/20/2018 4:52:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/20/18
    Target Corp reported third-quarter earnings and comparable sales below estimates on Tuesday at a time when a strong economy has boosted consumer spending at rival retailers, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trade.
  • No white boys allowed in Target Holiday Toy Catalog

    11/15/2018 8:28:28 PM PST · by Phillyred · 142 replies
    Anyone get the holiday toy catalog in the mail yet from Target? Not one white boy in 80 some pages....maybe one or two white girls. A complete purge. This crap is getting way past out of hand everywhere. When did 15 percent of the population become 95 percent?
  • The Plot Against the Supreme Court

    10/16/2018 10:47:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why did the Democrats launch an unprecedented smear campaign against a Supreme Court nominee? The matrix of motives centers on a cynical midterm ploy to boost turnout, appeal to suburban female voters in swing states and, hopefully, defer the nomination to a Dem Senate. But that’s the short game, not the long game. The attack on Brett Kavanaugh was not just an assault on a man, but an attack on an institution. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 years old and Stephen Breyer is 80 years old. Presidential incumbents tend to win reelection. Even if the Democrats take the Senate, the...
  • Woman nearly killed by shopping cart awarded $45.2M

    10/01/2018 10:48:45 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | 3:08pm | Julia Marsh and Kalah Siegel
    An Upper West Side philanthropist who was nearly killed by a shopping cart that was tossed by teens from an overpass won a $45.2 million jury award Friday — and said she plans to donate a portion of the money to a local youth center. Victim Marion Hedges, 53, shook with emotion when the verdict was announced — but she didn’t shed a tear because a side effect of her brain damage is the inability to cry. She then stood and applauded the jurors before they left Manhattan Supreme Court. “It’s been a long, long road,” Hedges said. Hedges and...
  • WATCH: Thief rampages through Seattle Target for 15 minutes

    09/18/2018 3:45:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | KIRO RADIO STAFF
    Police say a career criminal ripped off a downtown Seattle Target store three times in four days, even after being arrested and released for his crimes. Surveillance video from August allegedly shows 41-year-old Jason Lewis confronting sales workers on the electronics floor of the department store. At one point, he head bumps an employee. The terrorized employees left him alone after that. Lewis then destroyed display cases and grabbed as many electronics as he could over 15 minutes. “He then begins to push over and drags store displays and he uses one as a weapon, swinging it like a sled...
  • Target CEO raves about the economy: This is the best consumer environment 'I've seen in my career'

    08/23/2018 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 22,2018 | Lauren Thomas |
    Target sees unprecedented growth in same-store sales and foot traffic during the second quarter. CEO Brian Cornell credits the strongest consumer environment he's ever seen for the retailer's solid results. This follows similarly strong results from companies like Walmart, Kohl's and TJ Maxx owner TJX. Consumer spending is back and has never been better as far as Target CEO Brian Cornell is concerned. "There's no doubt that, like others, we're currently benefiting from a very strong consumer environment — perhaps the strongest I've seen in my career," Cornell told analysts on a call Wednesday. The retailer's shares are surging after...
  • Target CEO...This is the best consumer environment 'I've seen in my career'

    08/22/2018 11:31:36 AM PDT · by grayhog · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/22/18 | CNBC
    Consumer spending is back and has never been better as far as Target CEO Brian Cornell is concerned. "There's no doubt that, like others, we're currently benefiting from a very strong consumer environment — perhaps the strongest I've seen in my career," Cornell told analysts on a call Wednesday. The retailer's shares are surging after reporting fiscal second-quarter results that beat on earnings, revenue and comparable store sales. Just when many investors have written off brick-and-mortar retailers in the era of Amazon, Target is seeing a huge jump in foot traffic. "We're seeing a great consumer response ... unprecedented traffic....
  • Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Mueller probe: report

    04/20/2018 8:21:45 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/18 | Max Greenwood
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assured President Trump last week that he is not a target of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation or the probe into his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, “according to several people familiar with the matter”. (Hmmm??? Matter? Some possible LynchComeySpeak here?)
  • Outraged shoppers threaten to boycott Target (trunc)

    04/06/2018 8:36:23 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 36 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | 4/6/18 | Hayley Peterson
    Evangelist Franklin Graham slammed Target for the incident in a Facebook post on Wednesday and urged his more than 6.7 million followers to boycott the company in response. In the post, Graham blamed the incident on the company's bathroom policy, which was changed two years ago to allow transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matched their gender identity.
  • Perv Exposes Himself to Little Girl in Target Gender-Neutral Restroom in Chicago

    04/06/2018 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/06/2018 | Debra Heine
    Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a child in a Chicago Target women's restroom last week, prompting some to blame the store's gender-neutral bathroom policies for the crime. Hey @Target! We told you https://t.co/98V0XDhevb — Jaihawkk (@Jaihawkk) April 5, 2018 According to Chicago police, a mother entered the bathroom with her young daughter. A man, insisting that he needed to use the restroom too, went into the women's room soon afterward. The sicko pushed into the stall where the little girl was, exposed his genitals, used the facility, and then fled the scene, police said. He...
  • Target Clings to Mixed Bathrooms Even As Man Exposes Himself to Young Girl in Chicago Ladies Room

    04/02/2018 1:22:03 PM PDT · by ethom · 31 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Tom Tillison | April 2, 2018
    While Target touts its progressive views, as seen in the company’s decision to allow men who identify as a female to use women’s restrooms and changing rooms, its the store’s customers who continue to bear the burden of this stance. Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a child last Sunday at a Chicago Target, NBC Chicago reported. According to authorities, the man entered the women’s restroom and pushed into a stall where a young girl was, exposing his genitals before leaving the bathroom. “It’s very sad. Children are innocent,” Stanley Hughley, a shopper at the Target...