Interesting. I go to Target occasionally because I hate Wal-Martians and the 
shoppers at Target are at least 20% less aggravating. The only reason I can 
tell you the last time I went to Wal-Mart is because Dad made me go with him 
last month to buy a 4G hot spot...

      From: Randy Bennell <>
 To: Curt Raymond <>; Mercedes Discussion List 
 Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 3:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] hey WILTON
Sadly, the failure was not mysterious.
Target totally misjudged the Canadian market.
They assumed that we were like the USA and would flock to Target once 
they opened. They did not fully appreciate the foothold that WalMart 
already has here.
Apparently (it is not obvious to me but I don't spend much time in 
either store so what do I know?) in the USA, Target is considered 
up-market from WalMart.
Target assumed that the middle class and up would abandon WalMart in 
favour of Target.
It did not happen. Target opened too many stores all at once and did not 
have a supply network able to stock them. Their stores did not have 
enough stock and much of what they did have was not of obvious quality.
Many people went to Target once, looked around, and did not go back. I 
did not even go once. My wife went, told me it was a lost cause, and did 
not go back. I listened to her and did not bother to go there. I go to 
WalMart around here about once a year. I go to a WalMart in Grand Forks 
ND several times a year and mostly buy M1 oil.
So, the MBA's who drove the Target bus into Canada were not doing their 
homework and should have been fired for what they did.


On 12/06/2015 1:44 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> Fedoras are for sale all over the place, big stores like Target (which of 
> course you don't have since it mysteriously failed in CA) will have a big ole 
> stack of 'em...
> -Curt


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