Target plans to tackle grocery market

Feb 7, 2013 Full story: Observer & Eccentric 8

Canton shoppers appear divided over Target's plans to expand its grocery sections inside nine metro Detroit locations, including the store on Ford Road west of Morton Taylor.

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ray

Toledo, OH

#1 Feb 9, 2013
People always need food
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Feb 9, 2013
Americans are getting so fat and lazy that they demand one stop shopping. Just as some golf courses mandate use of carts to keep the game moving, one day large stores will require them for shoppers because the "waddlers" are taking too long or are too unfit to make it back to check-out.

A typical Target store is not large enough to give up 15-30,000 square feet to groceries.
ray

Toledo, OH

#3 Feb 9, 2013
I totally agree. Maybe if we we were made to grow our own food and hunt for meat along with raising pigs cow turkeys etc. We would appreciate things more?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#4 Feb 9, 2013
ray wrote:
I totally agree. Maybe if we we were made to grow our own food and hunt for meat along with raising pigs cow turkeys etc. We would appreciate things more?
Estimates say it takes a football field size plot to sustain one person for one year. It would not be practical or efficient. And you can't grow much on Astroturf either. Food is only one of our many needs. Therefore, we specialize. Efficient companies grow food. Manufacturing plants make guns and knives. Bridge Cards fill the gap until until we can sell somebody's TVs and Ipads.
mike

Akron, OH

#5 Feb 10, 2013
Pete wrote:
Americans are getting so fat and lazy that they demand one stop shopping. Just as some golf courses mandate use of carts to keep the game moving, one day large stores will require them for shoppers because the "waddlers" are taking too long or are too unfit to make it back to check-out.
A typical Target store is not large enough to give up 15-30,000 square feet to groceries.
How true. I work as a chef and am always still amazed at just how fat most people are these days. and its no wonder when I see how much they stuff in their face.
rufus

Garden City, NY

#6 Feb 11, 2013
let em eat cake
mike

Akron, OH

#7 Feb 11, 2013
they already do!
Pete

Livonia, MI

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Just because it's a big business doesn't mean they make good marketing decisions. Meijer set up a big warehouse store at Warren and Newburgh that lasted all of six months. Now Lowe's is there. Sports Giant(K-Mart) went in across from Wonderland and they had to bail.

This Target change could be a trial balloon or an attempt to bleed Meijer and Walmart while losing blood themselves. I see no reason to attend their funeral.

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