- Jun 10, 2014
We have legs up on out hosiery wall and upper torsos on out sports bra racks. About every third shift, I have to re-dress a set of boobs (what I call the torsos) even though there are plenty of sizes hanging beneath the torsos. I honestly think we don't have the time to keep re-dressing mannequins, considering the fact that we constantly run out of various sizes of various clothing pieces.Mannequins? Shoot me now.
Mannequins? Shoot me now.
Meanwhile, frustration with Mr. Steinhafel was growing in the executive suite. Late last year Kathee Tesija, the merchandising chief responsible for relations with suppliers, stopped talking to Mr. Steinhafel entirely, according to two people familiar with the matter. The rancor was partly due to the company's dealings with Procter & Gamble(PG).
P&G had allowed Target archrival Amazon to set up shop inside its warehouses and ship Pampers diapers and other household products directly to consumers. The move hit a nerve with Mr. Steinhafel, who in 2012 had sent a letter to all major suppliers asking them to help Target fend off competition from the Web.
When the CEO learned of the Amazon arrangement, Target gave some P&G products less prominent placement in its stores for several months. A spokesman for P&G declined to comment.
I loved the part about how Kathee Tesija refused to talk to Gregg anymore.
That's a pretty good microcosm of the communication situation in Target.
Bosses who can't act like grownups and work with each other so they resort to children's methods of dealing with one another.
When Target was introducing the grocery section, at a nearby store. I happened to notice that in the coffee section, while having an abundance of whole bean coffee brands. About a half an isle at the time. There was no coffee grinding machine to be found on the isle. After checking out I stopped by the customer service counter on the way out and informed them of over sight. They tried to sell me a coffee grinder from the appliance section. As I explained to them, I was not going to be purchasing another appliance to clutter up counter space in my kitchen. When I could go to at least 4 other close by stores. And have the coffee ground free with my purchase.
It's real fun when a guest wants us to grind a non-Starbucks brand coffee & you have to tell them no.