Shoppers feeling the disappointment

As Target closes shop, people left to wonder: What next?

Some shoppers say they’re feeling disappointed at Target’s liquidation sales.

As the retailer winds down Canadian operations, the shelves are emptying, the price points are still too high and the selection is nothing new — according to some of the customers at the Overlea Boulevard location.

Occasional Target shopper Elizabeth Matthews reflected on the reasons for the store’s disappointing showing since its opening two years ago.

“I was impressed with the toys, but how do you differentiate between Target, Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire? Same stuff really. So I didn’t really have a use for Target,” she said.

“If I hadn’t gone there, I would have gotten a similar deal elsewhere,” she went on to say.

But a young couple said that they’re sad that they’re losing a store near their home.

“We’re students and we stay close by. it’s walkable,” Sophia Sesham said.

First-time Target shopper Sofia Novilla, who had a full cart, came looking for the sales but didn’t notice much difference in price.

The thing they’re most sad about? The employees losing their jobs.

“It very, very hard to find a job so it’s sad a lot of people are losing theirs,” Novilla said.


About this article

By: Bria John
Copy editor: Jay Sutcliffe
Posted: Feb 21 2015 5:02 pm
Filed under: Business News News Briefs