Target is projected to lose as much as $1.3 billion due to theft and organized crime.
Despite this, the retail giant has done very little to curb theft.
Jim Cooper, a California sheriff, wrote a lengthy post online detailing the Target issue preventing him and other police officers from doing their job.
Read it here:
I can’t make this stuff up. Recently, we tried to help Target. Our Property Crimes detectives and sergeant were contacted numerous times by Target to help them with shoplifters, mostly who were known transients. We coordinated with them and set up an operation with detectives and… pic.twitter.com/2TJCXApGMs
— Jim Cooper (@SheriffJCooper) November 9, 2023
Fox Business has more on the story:
The sheriff of California’s Sacramento County accused Target leaders of preventing deputies from thwarting shoplifting incidents despite the store requesting help to stymie rampant retail crime.
“We don’t tell big retail how to do their jobs, they shouldn’t tell us how to do ours,” Sheriff Jim Cooper posted in a lengthy X post Thursday.
Cooper said Target, one of the largest retailers in the U.S., reached out to his office multiple times requesting assistance with shoplifters, who the sheriff said were frequently “known transients.”
The sheriff’s office and Target worked to conduct an operation at the store to nab shoplifters, but the plan apparently crumbled after Target leaders made a list of rules for where and how deputies and detectives could arrest the suspects.
“At the briefing, we were told by their head of regional security that we could not contact suspects inside the store; we could not handcuff suspects in the store; and if we arrested someone, they wanted us to process them outside… behind the store… in the rain,” the sheriff continued, adding earlier in his comment that he “can’t make this stuff up.”
Why are we letting these big corporations dictate who we can and can’t arrest?
All in the name of publicity?
Most depressing Target I’ve ever seen.
The fact it’s clean makes it worse. Bc the chain is intentionally leaving shelves empty. This store is executing a bad plan.
Target has all the problems right now. Theft, wages, discretionary…
— Jeff Macke (@JeffMacke) November 9, 2023
The New York Post has more on the story:
Crime-battered Target said earlier this year that expected to suffer as much as a $1.3 billion hit to its bottom line because of “theft and organized crime.”
The “cheap-chic” discount chain said its profit will be squeezed by “$500 million more than what we saw last year” – when the company lost as much as $800 million from “inventory shrink.”
“While there are many potential sources of inventory shrink, theft and organized retail crime are increasingly important drivers of the issue,” the company said. “We are making significant investments in strategies to prevent this from happening in our stores.”
Inventory shrink is an industry term that refers to fewer products being on its shelves than what’s reported in its inventory catalog.
There’s no nationwide policy on how to deal with shoplifting, though many employers have encouraged staffers to do nothing at all in an effort to keep them out of harm’s way.
Lululemon made headlines this summer when it fired two staffers for failing to abide by the yoga wear retailer’s “zero-tolerance policy” for intervening with a robbery.
These big retailers do not want to risk a lawsuit, so they let criminals go.
I used to be security at one, so I would know.
And these criminals know it, too.
They are not afraid to yell out discrimination or racism to get you to leave them alone.
Where Do You Shop If You Leave Target? HERE!
The boycotts of woke corporations are working – even CNN is now acknowledging their power.
And actually, it’s not just Boycotts but BUYcotts that are having a real impact.
A Boycott means not shopping somewhere due to principles to make a statement.
But a BUYcott is really powerful.
A Buycott means you actually move your shopping somewhere else.
A Boycott is kind of like a strike at work.
Eventually most workers on strike just go right back to work at the same place.
But a Buycott means you move away and never return.
Now you can see why it’s so powerful!
And why even the top level execs in these big companies are starting to admit that we are winning.
And they’re getting scared.
Check out this clip from CNN below…
Of course, most of what CNN says here is nonsensical gaslighting about “inclusion” and how bad the right wing is.
Their typical drivel.
But some truth comes out in this segment — watch (transcript of highlights below):
"Inclusion is good, and they know that, but they are trying to figure out how do you navigate like Target or Bud Light when you have so many people online are demanding that you boycott a product simply for being inclusive?"@ChristineRomans on GOP culture wars: pic.twitter.com/ixsJSkcnyt
— CNN This Morning (@CNNThisMorning) June 19, 2023
From the video:
Christine Romans: . . . I think it caught the C-Suites by surprise, this right wing culture warrior movement. Inclusion has always been good business for these companies. Their employees want it, their customers want it. It’s always been, uh, a good business. And on earnings calls for years, you’ve heard these CEOs and CFOs talk about inclusion, uh, diversity and equity and inclusion, and all of a sudden they’re a little bit quieter about that because they’re seeing these instances where their brand has been pillared for being inclusive. And so they’re trying to figure out how to tread this water.
Ron Brownstein: You know, these boycotts have to be seen, I think, as part of a broader movement. I mean, the Red States in many ways are building a nation within a nation on all sorts of issues . . . these companies, much as they wanna stay out of it, ultimately have to decide are they going to embrace the changing America, or they’re going to embrace this effort to, in effect, make America great again by going back to older rules and older values.
Christine Romans: . . . How you respond by not giving in to the right wing attack mob, but acknowledging, you know, your position. I think that’s for C-Suites, that’s what they’ve gotta figure out. The rapid response for the communications teams has gotta be better. You could lose either way . . .
Ron Brownstein: The pressure is working on the C-suites — they’re pulling back.
The boycotts and buycotts ARE working!
So…that begs the question: if you stop shopping at Target, where should you go?
Down the street to another big box store probably owned by the same big investors and selling the same products owned by Blackrock, Vanguard and StateStreet?
But as usual, I’m here with solutions.
And it all ties into my new mission I started back in February.
Kind of perfect timing, huh?
The company I partnered with back in February already has many products that can replace the brands sold by woke corporations — and this company isn’t woke.
This company is:
— a family-owned manufacturer
— provides non-toxic products for every area of your home
— supports American jobs and families
— is committed to making their products in the USA
Not only that, but they’ve been doing it for over 35 years!
In fact, reports are that their founder was once on Barack Obama’s “Most Dangerous Conservatives” list.
So….why haven’t you heard of them?
Because they do ZERO mainstream advertising.
And it’s an Invite-Only club.
They stay off the radar — and find new customers through personal invitations only.
We can’t promise you you’ll get a call immediately, but you will be added to the queue!
Instead of sending your money to woke corporations, you can shop at a pro-America, freedom-loving, American designer, manufacturer and shipper of all the stuff you buy each month!
Oh, and people say the products are BETTER and often CHEAPER!
Here’s what their customers say:
“We love the store and shop there monthly for all our household needs! We especially love their nutritional products. My wife and I are in our 50’s and have never felt healthier and full of energy!“ – Eddie
“So far there are only a few items out of over 400 I can’t use. This is a miracle. Customer Service is outstanding. Like the way things used to be in America. I look forward to shopping & can’t even wait the full month.” – Missy
“I’m highly allergic to synthetic fragrance so buying “clean” products has always been nerve racking for me because you just never know how honest a company is with their ingredients. I can attest that this company is exactly who they say they are! About as clean and honest as it gets!” – Megg
Since everyone gets personal attention, they will take these in the order in which they come in. So if you are excited, ask for your invite now or you might be far down on the list. They have a great team, but they can only do so much and they’ll work on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remember: you will get a personal call, text or email.
Who’s with me?
Backup here if that doesn’t play:
Ready to "Make The Switch"?
Watch this: pic.twitter.com/GY1O2v4hso
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) April 2, 2023