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Just stop. Amazon's all-encompassing reach into every part of commerce is kinda creepy, imo.
 

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Just stop. Amazon's all-encompassing reach into every part of commerce is kinda creepy, imo.
Monopoly is not allowed at least back in the 1960s it was illegal
 

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where's my 15 dollars ??


Target had its best year since 2005

8 minutes of Brian Cornell ...... NOOOOOoooooooooooo



 
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where's my 15 dollars ??


Target had its best year since 2005

8 minutes of Brian Cornell ...... NOOOOOoooooooooooo



GREAT! That means more hours for all TMs, right?

Right?

Right?

Hello, HQ? Anybody there ???
 

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now this parking lot dispute


here's the story

Police have a suspect in custody after a man was shot in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot outside a Target Store on Tuesday.
The injured man, 21, a driver for Amazon, was taken to a hospital for a single gunshot wound to his back, according to St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison. His condition was listed as critical but stable.

Few details were available, but Wilkison said a 65-year-old man shot the driver on the parking lot at 3881 Mexico Road after a dispute over a handicapped parking space about noon.


Wilkison said the driver parked in the handicapped spot and the shooter argued with the Amazon worker about the space before he shot him. The men did not know each other. Police took the suspected shooter into custody and recovered a weapon,
he said.

It wasn't clear if the shooter had wanted to park in the space.
 

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now this parking lot dispute


here's the story

Police have a suspect in custody after a man was shot in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot outside a Target Store on Tuesday.
The injured man, 21, a driver for Amazon, was taken to a hospital for a single gunshot wound to his back, according to St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison. His condition was listed as critical but stable.

Few details were available, but Wilkison said a 65-year-old man shot the driver on the parking lot at 3881 Mexico Road after a dispute over a handicapped parking space about noon.


Wilkison said the driver parked in the handicapped spot and the shooter argued with the Amazon worker about the space before he shot him. The men did not know each other. Police took the suspected shooter into custody and recovered a weapon,
he said.

It wasn't clear if the shooter had wanted to park in the space.
Well now the victim is allowed to use the spot.
 
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GREAT! That means more hours for all TMs, right?

Right?

Right?

Hello, HQ? Anybody there ???

No, not really. Let's quickly "Go Inside The Numbers"

First, it would appear that the earnings per share got a little boost by having about 24 million less shares of common stock out there. From the report:

Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par value; 517,761,600 and 541,681,670 shares issued and outstanding at February 2, 2019 and February 3, 2018, respectively.

Then it looks as if our operating income dropped (same report, in millions of dollars):

2018: 4,110
2017: 4,224

Operating income1,1171,129(1.0)4,1104,224(2.7)

Apparently from a hefty increase in Sales Expenses:

Cost of Sales 4.3% increase
2018: 53,299
2017: 51,125

A little high given the efficiency gained through our new processes.

Selling Expenses 3.9% increase.
2018: 15,723
2017: 15,140

Ouch! These definitely went in the wrong direction (E2E/Modernization???). They directly correlate with the sales increase percentage wise. They should be less as we should have experienced some efficiencies with corresponding operational adjustments and planning.

Cost of sales16,90016,7950.653,29951,1254.3
Selling, general and administrative expenses4,3764,454(1.8)15,72315,1403.9

This one is more disturbing considering there is no footnote on the drop.

It would appear that we converted about a billion dollars cash into inventory (lost 200 million somewhere). So where is it? New stores?

Cash

2018: 1,556
2017: 2,643

That's a 41% reduction. Sales only went up by 2,647 or 3.7%. This is telling as we are consuming/converting assets to offset cash flow/margins. Think of this in our terms, raiding the savings account to meet this month's rent. Eventually you plan on putting it back when ...

Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,556$2,643
Inventory9,4978,597

Then we have the increase in current liabilities (13% increase)

2018: 15,014
2017: 13,052

Total current liabilities15,01413,052
Sales are up, however so is the cost of doing business. We did a lot of extra work to basically get the same results.

The real question, "What going to happen when the economy slows up?" According to the numbers, we're not any more efficient.
 
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No, not really. Let's quickly "Go Inside The Numbers"

First, it would appear that the earnings per share got a little boost by having about 24 million less shares of common stock out there. From the report:

Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par value; 517,761,600 and 541,681,670 shares issued and outstanding at February 2, 2019 and February 3, 2018, respectively.

Then it looks as if our operating income dropped (same report, in millions of dollars):

2018: 4,110
2017: 4,224

Operating income1,1171,129(1.0)4,1104,224(2.7)

Apparently from a hefty increase in Sales Expenses:

Cost of Sales 4.3% increase
2018: 53,299
2017: 51,125

A little high given the efficiency gained through our new processes.

Selling Expenses 3.9% increase.
2018: 15,723
2017: 15,140

Ouch! These definitely went in the wrong direction (E2E/Modernization???). They directly correlate with the sales increase percentage wise. They should be less as we should have experienced some efficiencies with corresponding operational adjustments and planning.

Cost of sales16,90016,7950.653,29951,1254.3
Selling, general and administrative expenses4,3764,454(1.8)15,72315,1403.9

This one is more disturbing considering there is no footnote on the drop.

It would appear that we converted about a billion dollars cash into inventory (lost 200 million somewhere). So where is it? New stores?

Cash

2018: 1,556
2017: 2,643

That's a 41% reduction. Sales only went up by 2,647 or 3.7%. This is telling as we are consuming/converting assets to offset cash flow/margins. Think of this in our terms, raiding the savings account to meet this month's rent. Eventually you plan on putting it back when ...

Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,556$2,643
Inventory9,4978,597

Then we have the increase in current liabilities (13% increase)

2018: 15,014
2017: 13,052

Total current liabilities15,01413,052
Sales are up, however so is the cost of doing business. We did a lot of extra work to basically get the same results.

The real question, "What going to happen when the economy slows up?" According to the numbers, we're not any more efficient.
translated: we are on the gangway to the titanic and it would be a real good idea to stop and get back to shore?
 
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suspicious package

This is actually near me. The guy robbed a bank threatening a bomb in the package, went across the street to Target, bought clothes with stolen money, changed, and left his package in the store before he left. Not sure if they caught him, but wow!
 

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selling all from Greenfield

The Target located at 27th and Layton in Greenfield closed back in February. Now, everything from fixtures to shelving to food service equipment is available through auction.


 
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