Article by: EDITORIAL , Star Tribune
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One of the ironies in the petition drive is that consumer demand is what’s needed to pull the nation out of the doldrums — whether that demand comes at midnight or 8 a.m.
When I worked commissioned retail sales, I dug Black Friday. Now it's just another (really fucking busy) day in retail. The non-stop hyping and the middle of the night openings aren't any fun for the employees, either, and that Kohl's ad with the singing woman in line yt pisses me off to no end.
Gregg Steinhafel, Target's CEO, was at the Bloomington Target store and said he was feeling "pretty good" with the customer turnout. More than 1,500 people were lined up in front of the store for its 12 a.m. opening, up 300 people from last year.
"It seemed like people were out in overwhelming numbers," Steinhafel said. "Numbers I have not seen in a long time.
Does that mean Target will have a midnight opening next year?
"We will reassess at the end of the year," Steinhafel said. "We're not making any committments for next year right now."
Steinhafel was visiting the Bloomington Target store, as well as other locations with his family. He said he plans to also visit stores that compete with Target.
For many of these places, that would be like a self inflicted DOS attack.
So apparently they already are doing some of that and it is working as a self-inflicted DOS attack.
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