It looks like Target is going out the way it came in, amid a swath of disappointed customers.
The U.S. discount retailing giant, in one of the the biggest marketing disasters in Canadian history, is closing its 133 Canadian stores after only two years and liquidating its remaining inventory between now and May.
Many shoppers lined up before doors opened Thursday for the first day of liquidation, expecting fire-sale prices. Some found bargains but others were apparently disappointed to find the promised cuts of 30 per cent didn’t apply to many items.
“Bookends,” quipped management consultant Alex Arifuzzaman, founding partner of Interstratics Consultants Inc., about the first and last days of Target in Canada.
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