13 Target stores nationwide, including several in the Midwest, are set to close their doors for the last time Saturday.
The Minneapolis-based retailer announced the closings in November of last year, citing falling profits. Target also laid off about 2,500 employees in 2015, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company’s corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year.
These stores are among Target’s nearly 1,800 locations in the U.S., and the retail giant says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability.
The 13 stores closing Saturday, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, are located in:
Casa Grande, Arizona
Suncoast Pasco County in Odessa, Florida
Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky
East Flint in Flint, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Columbus Southwest in Columbus, Ohio
Austin North East in Austin, Texas
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