Connect with us

News

Target CEO Blames President Trump For Dip In Hispanic Shoppers

Beleaguered retailer Target has come out swinging at Donald Trump, claiming the President’s policies have forced Hispanics to avoid shopping.

“The Hispanic consumer in the U.S. is shopping a lot less,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell at a tech event in Colorado last week, according to MSN Money.

“They’re staying home. They are going out less often.”

“Cornell didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name,” MSN Money reports, “but he talked about a shift in behavior this year and mentioned ‘border towns’ – where retailers for years have depended on shoppers from northern Mexico for higher revenue.”

MSN Money goes on to cite statistics from the NPD Group which state that purchases by Hispanics at U.S. retailers have shrunk 8% in 2017.

“There’s clearly been a pullback,” the outlet quotes NPD analyst Marshal Cohen as stating. “There’s concern about going out in an environment where you could be deported.”

“I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s really there and material.”

As Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston points out, “Hispanics are well-known entrepreneurs, and NPD Group does not track small businesses, so it isn’t clear if the tens of thousands of small businesses across the country run by Hispanics and for Hispanics have also seen any similar drops in shoppers.”

Huston goes on to list the plethora of troubles Target has faced lately, including the loss of upwards of $300 million due to a data breach, plummeting customer satisfaction ratings and revenue so bad the CEO has taken a pay cut and numerous top executives have been fired.

“All Target’s problems,” writes Huston, “began after the company announced its transgender bathroom policy last year, telling customers and employees alike that men ‘identifying’ as women could use whatever bathroom or changing room they want at any given time.”

Huston continues, “the policy brought a boycott that garnered over a million signatures in less than two weeks, and immediately following the transgender announcement the company’s foot traffic plummeted.”

Advertisement
7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. T JONES

    July 23, 2017 at 7:17 am

    OH GIVE ME A BREAK..THE PRESIDENT IS BLAMED FOR EVERY THING SO THIS CEO IDIOT IS NO DIFFERENT…YOU WANT MORE OF THAT KIND OF SHOPPER SOUNDS LIKE YOUR ASKING FOR ILLEGALS..YOU WANT MORE OF THAT TYPE SHOPPER THEN TAKE YOUR SELF RIGHT ON DOWN SOUTH OF THE BORDER..WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE PEOPLE WHO BREAK OUR LAWS…

  2. Pingback: Target CEO Blames President Trump For Dip In Hispanic Shoppers – The Conservative Truth

  3. Pingback: Target CEO Blames President Trump For Dip In Hispanic Shoppers – Conservative Politics

  4. william bolton

    July 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

    They tell men they could use whatever bathroom they want if they are Gay, then there sales drop so they blame the sales problems on Trump because immigrants are not spending enough money at Target????

  5. Bill

    July 24, 2017 at 4:12 am

    The transgender issue was why we stop shopping there. Haven’t been there in about 9 months. Not being stereotypical, but I thought Hispanics and minorities go to Walmart at a higher frequency? As a minority myself, I see more minorities at Walmart than Target whether it was in Virginia, Texas, or Washington State.

    Another company blaming poor sales on Trump!

  6. gary doll

    July 26, 2017 at 4:28 am

    This is the same company that was a colossal bomb in Canada a few years ago and skulked away after screwing suppliers over. I’ll bet that was President Trumps fault as well. LOSER company!

  7. Dan

    April 8, 2018 at 12:56 am

    LOL, well you muppets at Target can thank yourselves for meddling in my politics for the reason why I’ve boycotted your shit company. Stick to retail, stay out of politics. I voted for Trump and I’m quite certain that I’ve earned my vote the hard way.

    It’s the small business like mine that pays the bulk of the tax load in this country, 80% in fact. Not you gigantic, nation fleecing corporations.

    Signed, an American veteran and small business owner/ employer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CF