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(USA Today)   After decades of holding out as the rest of the nation slowly succumbed to the monolithic retail juggernaut, Vermont has finally fallen   ( usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Vermont, Target store, South Burlington, University Mall, Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Target store, Burlington City Manager, South Burlington City  
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2017-10-22 12:16:05 PM  
Used to be a nice place
 
2017-10-22 02:50:40 PM  
Just like Canada succumbed?

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2017-10-22 03:03:51 PM  
Vermont got its first Mal-Wart long ago. They sold their supposedly pure soul to retail juggernauts already.

/my aunt there still kvetches about the Hannaford one town over
 
2017-10-22 03:17:46 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Just like Canada succumbed?

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Target came into Canada thinking they could run their operations like in the U.S.

What they found out was that Canada is very big, and our cities are spread pretty far apart. This means that distribution centers have a much harder time supplying retail stores, because Target's trucks might be on the road for hours before they could serve a single store, whereas, in the U.S., they could serve multiple stores.
 
2017-10-22 03:46:19 PM  
Carls Jr?

/Fark you, im eating
 
2017-10-22 03:46:56 PM  
Good.  The rude, high priced, shiatty-selection-having local stores deserve the competition.

/Lived in VT for a few years
//If I wanted something that I couldn't order online, I drove over to NH or down to Mass because the local stores were awful in every way
 
2017-10-22 03:48:20 PM  

germ78: Vermont got its first Mal-Wart long ago. They sold their supposedly pure soul to retail juggernauts already.

/my aunt there still kvetches about the Hannaford one town over


Thats a word i have not heard in a long long time.
 
2017-10-22 06:10:56 PM  

vudukungfu: Used to be a nice place


The big Target in my area is now a Carmax.
 
2017-10-22 06:29:15 PM  

GoodHomer: StatelyGreekAutomaton: Just like Canada succumbed?

[www.canadianbusiness.com image 850x850]

Target came into Canada thinking they could run their operations like in the U.S.

What they found out was that Canada is very big, and our cities are spread pretty far apart. This means that distribution centers have a much harder time supplying retail stores, because Target's trucks might be on the road for hours before they could serve a single store, whereas, in the U.S., they could serve multiple stores.


Maybe a bit of surprise to you but the US is kind of a big place too.  Target Canada didn't go down because of distribution. They went down because they weren't selling products that Canadians wanted and HQ wouldn't allow the Canadian management to customize.

/there was actually a few successful Target Canada stores but not enough to fix the overall problem
 
2017-10-22 07:27:16 PM  

gingerjet: GoodHomer: StatelyGreekAutomaton: Just like Canada succumbed?

[www.canadianbusiness.com image 850x850]

Target came into Canada thinking they could run their operations like in the U.S.

What they found out was that Canada is very big, and our cities are spread pretty far apart. This means that distribution centers have a much harder time supplying retail stores, because Target's trucks might be on the road for hours before they could serve a single store, whereas, in the U.S., they could serve multiple stores.

Maybe a bit of surprise to you but the US is kind of a big place too.  Target Canada didn't go down because of distribution. They went down because they weren't selling products that Canadians wanted and HQ wouldn't allow the Canadian management to customize.

/there was actually a few successful Target Canada stores but not enough to fix the overall problem


Ha. This.
Distribution had nothing to do with it.
Trucks do drive for hours to supply US Targets stores, believe it or not.
 
2017-10-22 08:48:47 PM  
Crap, another reason to move just a bit further north
 
2017-10-22 08:55:27 PM  
Do they not have the internet or Prime in VT?
 
2017-10-23 01:20:47 AM  

Shirley Ujest: Do they not have the internet or Prime in VT?


 That target is basically for college students.

/still the only state without a McDonald's in the capitol
// also no real jobs or women where i live
///probably going back to NYC next year, after 8 years in VT, and a house
 
2017-10-23 09:28:18 AM  
Finally relief for VT shoppers who had to travel OUT OF STATE to find many large national chains. What will they do with all of the time saved.
 
2017-10-23 10:35:39 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: Finally relief for VT shoppers who had to travel OUT OF STATE to find many large national chains. What will they do with all of the time saved.


Use less gas? Reduce greenhouse emissions? Spend more time with family?
 
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