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Target Coming to Canada

Postby lisakelly » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:49 am

The US chain store Target has purchased several Zellers stores across Canada and will be turning at least some of them into Target stores.

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2011/01/1 ... eover.html


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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby alyssa! » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:59 am

target is just the Canadian version of zellers so I really don't see a major change in this development.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby wintergreen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:35 pm

Should I be redeeming my HBC points before this happens or will they carry over?
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby kate1013 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:57 pm

i heard about this on the news this morning.. personally i HATE zellers.. the one that we have in fredericton is so old and dirty.
like its not clean at all.. so i hope they change that one into a target because then i might not mind going into it :p
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby icecreamgrrl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:58 pm

I would love if our local zellers became target, cause zellers is so crappy...for the most part...not sure if target is any better.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby kate1013 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:01 pm

yeah i definitely wouldn't mind it switching over.
anytime mom says she wants to go to zellers i'm just urg, just go to wal-mart.
and the zellers around here is always so dead, like it's empty and the employees they have don't seem to want to be there either.
i don't blame them a bit lol
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby wintergreen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:09 pm

Zellers sucks so bad. For me it's a store that I can't go into when I'm actually looking for something, because I'll never find it. It's okay to browse, but not when you're actually looking for something.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby Robin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:24 pm

Zellers is lame, Mal-Wart all the way. haha.
I hear Target is pretty decent though, my friend is IN LOVE with it. She is seriously shitting her pants, she is so excited.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby dani » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:35 pm

My friends are all excited and yeah, Zellers has kinda crappy stuff, but there's starting to be no more Canadian stuff left you know? Like even Roots is owned by a US ompany now!
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby Robin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:32 pm

dani wrote:My friends are all excited and yeah, Zellers has kinda crappy stuff, but there's starting to be no more Canadian stuff left you know? Like even Roots is owned by a US ompany now!

this is true. The Roots & such thing pisses me off a little actually.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby lisakelly » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:55 pm

I actually bought the dress I wore to my Christmas parties at Zellers this year - it was one of their Alfred Sung collection and cost me $29.97 +tax! I got so many compliments on that dress!
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby kate1013 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:07 pm

Robin wrote:
dani wrote:My friends are all excited and yeah, Zellers has kinda crappy stuff, but there's starting to be no more Canadian stuff left you know? Like even Roots is owned by a US ompany now!

this is true. The Roots & such thing pisses me off a little actually.


I didn't know that the US owned Roots.
that is kinda.. odd.. considering "the beaver" is a canadian symbol.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby wintergreen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:27 pm

I thought I heard that an American company bought HBC a while ago too? Although I could be making this up, I don't know, I've been awake for so long that I don't know what I'm really talking about anymore.
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby Robin » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:25 pm

Somebody mentioned the HBC thing... I found this interesting.
http://money.ca.msn.com/savings-debt/ga ... d=26449240
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Re: Target Coming to Canada

Postby ashbeee03 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:36 pm

I work at Zellers !
So here is the deal !

There are 279 Zellers' acrossed Canada.
Target has bought the LEASES of 220 Zellers and is spending 1.8 bllion dollars on renovations.
150 of those 220 stores are turning into a Target.
The remaining 70 stores will be sold to other American stores that have been wanting to get into Canada for some time now, like JC Penny, Coles, etc.
The other 59 stores that were untouched, might remain Zellers, be closed, or HBC may turn them into a better store, like The Bay, or Home Outfitters, Fields, etc.
A lot of stuff is up in the air as Target hasn't given much details yet.

I haven't been to Target ever, and have no idea what it's like.
I don't care what my shirt says, I just hope I don't lose my job ! lol.

Also, the HBC rewards, credit cards, etc, does not matter.
You can still use it, and redeem your points within any other HBC company. Like The Bay, Home Outfitters, & other Zellers.
Target has not bought the company, they bought the leases of most Zellers.
So rewards, and HBC credit will remain.
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