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(CNBC)   Target is primed to take business from Amazon on Prime Day   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-06-20 4:40:56 AM  
Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan
 
2021-06-20 6:34:59 AM  

lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan


It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.
 
2021-06-20 8:04:55 AM  
Is Target some sort of west coast small chain?
Oh well, time to order stuff from my couch.  Remember when we had to drive in traffic and fight for parking spots a mile away from the doors of a crappy big box store and wait in line for 30 minutes in line to buy a few items?
 
2021-06-20 8:36:30 AM  

lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan


Maybe

But Target > Wallymart
 
2021-06-20 8:37:30 AM  

Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.


Thats why u freeze it or eat it
 
2021-06-20 9:53:34 AM  
I know a lot of people are psyched about going out to eat again, but I've come to really enjoy planning and cooking our meals.  I'm not opposed to an occasional night out, but I don't feel the need or desire to rely on it as anything other than a diversion these days.

Anecdotal evidence of one, served right up for you.
 
2021-06-20 10:15:07 AM  
Isn't it days now?  Way until a Prime week.
 
2021-06-20 11:30:50 AM  

Northern: Is Target some sort of west coast small chain?
Oh well, time to order stuff from my couch.  Remember when we had to drive in traffic and fight for parking spots a mile away from the doors of a crappy big box store and wait in line for 30 minutes in line to buy a few items?


Yeah, but after the pandemic, it's kind of fun to get out and see people again. Not everyone is agoraphobic.
 
2021-06-20 11:54:34 AM  
Oh my god, is it time to go shopping again? Oh my god, shopping. I have missed it so much, having only a 24-hour-a day connection to Amazon and everything on the internet for these long months.
Shopping--oh my god, it is my salvation. it is a gift, it is a balm to my wounded soul. It's an intricate foray into the depths of capitalism, ripping out the most delicious pieces out of the endless consumer stream and taking them for myself. It is a trip into the mastery of your own impulses and desires, where one can choose only the best and avoid the rest. Shopping is a test of your own self-control and wisdom, where you can feast on the mistakes of others while admiring the infinite justice of your own purchases. It is contest of wills and endurance, where only the strong prosper, winning a lifetime full of disposable garbage, and the weaker will also end up with the same. Choices! You made good ones, and that's why you love shopping. It is a sign of your superiority.

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2021-06-20 12:03:53 PM  

Linux_Yes: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

Maybe

But Target > Wallymart


Target is clean and their employees know where stuff is.

However, Target's grocery selection for meat is like Food Lion and produce like Save A Lot.  They are terrible as a grocery store.

I generally do not shop at Wamart for anything, but if I had to choose between Walmart and Target for food, it would be Walmart.
 
2021-06-20 12:11:33 PM  
Mad_Radhu:
It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.

I worked for a large grocery chain for 16 years before becoming a manager at Target for a few years. I was in charge of the grocery section of a VERY high volume Target.

Target has decent systems in place to stock the shelves for all non-perishable items IF your team works efficiently and you have no slackers. If they don't and you fall behind, there is zero wiggle room in the process to catch back up. I guarantee you that your local store's backroom is absolutely overflowing with product to put on the shelves. Everything is ordered automatically and shipped off to the store based off what the system thinks you have on the shelf. This process is also the same for frozen, dairy and refrigerated drinks. It's a stark contrast to the major grocery chain I worked at where ordering is almost all done by people.

Meat and produce are ordered by hand at Target. That's great in theory, but it sounds like your store is way behind and since they are drowning as a whole in grocery, they are probably trying to catch up in all the automatically ordered sections. Target is also very stingy on payroll so that compounds the issue.
 
2021-06-20 12:24:46 PM  

MSkow: Mad_Radhu:
It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.

I worked for a large grocery chain for 16 years before becoming a manager at Target for a few years. I was in charge of the grocery section of a VERY high volume Target.

Target has decent systems in place to stock the shelves for all non-perishable items IF your team works efficiently and you have no slackers. If they don't and you fall behind, there is zero wiggle room in the process to catch back up. I guarantee you that your local store's backroom is absolutely overflowing with product to put on the shelves. Everything is ordered automatically and shipped off to the store based off what the system thinks you have on the shelf. This process is also the same for frozen, dairy and refrigerated drinks. It's a stark contrast to the major grocery chain I worked at where ordering is almost all done by people.

Meat and produce are ordered by hand at Target. That's great in theory, but it sounds like your store is way behind and since they are drowning as a whole in grocery, they are probably trying to catch up in all the automatically ordered sections. Target is also very stingy on payroll so that compounds the issue.


I worked for them a few years back over the Christmas season for some extra cash on weekends pulling online orders for in store pickup, and your assessment sounds 100% accurate.

The back rooms were always drowning in inventory, which made running around the back stock sections and grabbing the online orders even more challenging. You'd have tubs and carts full of items that needed to be backstocked, especially in the clothing backroom. That was so full of inventory it was an actual safety issue because there was a fire exit through that backroom. Had their been an actual fire, people would never have been able to evacuate through there.
 
2021-06-20 12:34:33 PM  

theflatline: Linux_Yes: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

Maybe

But Target > Wallymart

Target is clean and their employees know where stuff is.

However, Target's grocery selection for meat is like Food Lion and produce like Save A Lot.  They are terrible as a grocery store.

I generally do not shop at Wamart for anything, but if I had to choose between Walmart and Target for food, it would be Walmart.


True
But i heard the super targets have an amazing food section

Havent seen one myself
 
2021-06-20 12:44:11 PM  
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2021-06-20 1:01:20 PM  

Northern: Is Target some sort of west coast small chain?
Oh well, time to order stuff from my couch.  Remember when we had to drive in traffic and fight for parking spots a mile away from the doors of a crappy big box store and wait in line for 30 minutes in line to buy a few items?


Remember when the average weight of an American wasn't over 200 pounds?
 
2021-06-20 1:14:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.


So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin. I've had that happen with other items -- it starts selling so fast it can't be kept in stock so they just stop carrying it. This is particularly hard on my Mom and I as the Target is the only full service grocery store I have I can walk to. We don't have a car. It's a horrible store and I despise it.

/ They sure have plenty of $10 frozen pizzas, I wonder why? ( hint: can get pizza at a restaurant for less ).
 
2021-06-20 1:31:16 PM  

CrazyCurt: Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.

So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin. I've had that happen with other items -- it starts selling so fast it can't be kept in stock so they just stop carrying it. This is particularly hard on my Mom and I as the Target is the only full service grocery store I have I can walk to. We don't have a car. It's a horrible store and I despise it.

/ They sure have plenty of $10 frozen pizzas, I wonder why? ( hint: can get pizza at a restaurant for less ).


It used to be that I could do a decent grocery run at Target, but lately I've had to get the stuff Target has cheaper there, then finish up getting the stuff that they are out of or don't stock at Fred Meyer across the street. It seems like I'm the last few years they really cut down on the SKUs in their grocery section.
 
2021-06-20 1:34:37 PM  

CrazyCurt: Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer:

So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin.


Blame Pepsi for that one. Sodas are ordered, delivered, and stocked by Pepsi (or Coke) themselves.
 
2021-06-20 2:16:55 PM  

MSkow: CrazyCurt: Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer:

So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin.

Blame Pepsi for that one. Sodas are ordered, delivered, and stocked by Pepsi (or Coke) themselves.


That's what I was told by the manager I stumbled into one day. Dude, like, wtf? Dude, it's Pepsi. Dude please tell them they are farking up. Dude I totally will ( he didn't ). What other choice do I have? This is my only store. Utterly screwed. Ever since the 99 Cent only Store closed it's been a blighted empty re-imagining of 1980s USSR.

/ long lines, empty shelves, every sign is in Russian in the USA.
 
2021-06-20 3:35:55 PM  

CrazyCurt: MSkow: CrazyCurt: Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer:

So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin.

Blame Pepsi for that one. Sodas are ordered, delivered, and stocked by Pepsi (or Coke) themselves.

That's what I was told by the manager I stumbled into one day. Dude, like, wtf? Dude, it's Pepsi. Dude please tell them they are farking up. Dude I totally will ( he didn't ). What other choice do I have? This is my only store. Utterly screwed. Ever since the 99 Cent only Store closed it's been a blighted empty re-imagining of 1980s USSR.

/ long lines, empty shelves, every sign is in Russian in the USA.


Not just not in Target.  Sams Club has less fruit and veggies, varieties of food.

Aldi's in my are has not had roast beef sandwich meat.  Chicken wings are rare and frightfully expensive if you can find them.

Trump started the ball rolling with his tariffs and farming subsidies.
 
2021-06-20 4:01:28 PM  
I have a working theory that the greater the distance from Minneapolis the shiattier the Target is. Explains Canadian expansion failure and some personal dissatisfaction I have had.
 
2021-06-20 4:39:38 PM  

MSkow: Mad_Radhu:
It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.

I worked for a large grocery chain for 16 years before becoming a manager at Target for a few years. I was in charge of the grocery section of a VERY high volume Target.

Target has decent systems in place to stock the shelves for all non-perishable items IF your team works efficiently and you have no slackers. If they don't and you fall behind, there is zero wiggle room in the process to catch back up. I guarantee you that your local store's backroom is absolutely overflowing with product to put on the shelves. Everything is ordered automatically and shipped off to the store based off what the system thinks you have on the shelf. This process is also the same for frozen, dairy and refrigerated drinks. It's a stark contrast to the major grocery chain I worked at where ordering is almost all done by people.

Meat and produce are ordered by hand at Target. That's great in theory, but it sounds like your store is way behind and since they are drowning as a whole in grocery, they are probably trying to catch up in all the automatically ordered sections. Target is also very stingy on payroll so that compounds the issue.


Ummm, you havent worked in a major grocery store chain have you. Everything possible is done by computer. People make sure the things actually show up and that the count is correct, because holy hell the warehouse workers just wont care. They just sent out mothers day stuff because they are doing the seasonal cleanout. Its also very normal for them to tell you they sent a case of something without actually sending it. The computer will never know that, and a person is the one who has to tell it that the count is wrong.

Ordering by hand is something thats only done for displays and a handful of other things because you have to order so high over your normal minimum ordering point
 
2021-06-20 5:51:48 PM  

CrazyCurt: Mad_Radhu: lifeslammer: Their plan hinges on people willing to cook themselves instead of having other people cook for them while having a drink and hanging out with friends?


Yeah, great plan

It also hinges on Target keeping their grocery aisles stocked, which mine doesn't do a great job with. They are especially bad at keeping the meat stocked, and the inventory fresh. I'll often do my shopping and find all the hamburger a only day or two away from its use by day.

So I am not alone. Target's grocery aisles are not only bare half the time but it seems whenever I like something the decide to stop carrying it. The most recent example is Pepsi Zero, both regular and wild cherry flavors. They can't keep it in stock and just  recently decided to stop carrying the wild cherry version much to me chagrin. I've had that happen with other items -- it starts selling so fast it can't be kept in stock so they just stop carrying it. This is particularly hard on my Mom and I as the Target is the only full service grocery store I have I can walk to. We don't have a car. It's a horrible store and I despise it.

/ They sure have plenty of $10 frozen pizzas, I wonder why? ( hint: can get pizza at a restaurant for less ).


The target near me has support beams in the middle of the aisles.  Why not build the shelves so that they incorporate the support beams?

But no, every food aisle has a big pole in the dead center of the aisle.

It isn't like that anywhere else in the store.

I shop for food elsewhere
 
2021-06-20 6:19:58 PM  
What do grocery items have to do with Prime Day?
 
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