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#3
My store is frequently included in pilot programs. Right now we're doing Instocks scanning at night + only shooting OUTS on Fridays, the boatless jewelry and accessories floorpad, and PetRX, where you can get pet prescriptions filled at the pharmacy.
 
#7
My store is frequently included in pilot programs. Right now we're doing Instocks scanning at night + only shooting OUTS on Fridays, the boatless jewelry and accessories floorpad, and PetRX, where you can get pet prescriptions filled at the pharmacy.
We do pet prescriptions, but it's not part of a pilot??? Do you mean like Frontline and those types of prescriptions?
 

redeye58

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#9
That's when we get all those cranky middle-aged ladies that buy a month's worth of groceries and get pissed when their 40 coupons don't work.
Omigosh, do they text each other & decide when to descend upon us? Each night I close there's several that come & get pissy whenever any of their coupons get declined. :mad:
 
#12
Pet meds thats interesting. I know a close by district store that's had the extended hours for about 1 yr and sometimes they don't even make 1 grand that last hour.
 
#13
Keep in mind, while money might not flow too much that final hour, it's an additional hour to touch up (finish) the zone. We've done it for about a year now, and I do like it, but I'm a night owl, so the late hours don't affect me all that much.
 
#14
Keep in mind, while money might not flow too much that final hour, it's an additional hour to touch up (finish) the zone. We've done it for about a year now, and I do like it, but I'm a night owl, so the late hours don't affect me all that much.
I don't mind closing at 11pm, except when schools starts & all tm minors go home at 9:45pm. Which very few tm's to close on sf.
 
#15
I wasn't aware the later hour was a pilot, lol, shows what I know! During the week the extra hour doesn't do much for us but give extra time to zone, etc. Over the weekend it can be pretty busy though. Through the holidays it is crazy busy between 10 and 11.
 
#16
I remember when we were open till midnight if Im not mistaken for one week during holidays. You think nobody would be shopping that late but the store was pack.
 
#17
My store is doing a pilot (soon) of the new Target Debit Card application--which lets guests apply for the Debit Card using their already existing debit card instead of a blank check. Which is quite handy, considering the number of REDcards we lose because most people don't carry checks with them anymore.
 
#18
Our store also has the extended hours, and bcus our store is too busy anyways, corporate came in one day and saw that our cashiers use too much paper bags. So now our new phrase is "is plastic ok?" instead of "paper or plastic". We saved about 1-2k a month but bcus its so hot outside, guests are complaning about how food will "die" once they exit.

And recently today, our store received new paper bags. I noticed it when I came in work today and I was helping stock bags, we got new paper bags (very decorative with like a million bullseyes around), and the worst part about the new paper bags is that they are way smaller than the old ones.
 
#19
Our store also has the extended hours, and bcus our store is too busy anyways, corporate came in one day and saw that our cashiers use too much paper bags. So now our new phrase is "is plastic ok?" instead of "paper or plastic". We saved about 1-2k a month but bcus its so hot outside, guests are complaning about how food will "die" once they exit.

And recently today, our store received new paper bags. I noticed it when I came in work today and I was helping stock bags, we got new paper bags (very decorative with like a million bullseyes around), and the worst part about the new paper bags is that they are way smaller than the old ones.
I am wondering for those Targets operating in areas where the use of plastic bags are banned, how are they coping with the issue.
 
#20
And recently today, our store received new paper bags. I noticed it when I came in work today and I was helping stock bags, we got new paper bags (very decorative with like a million bullseyes around), and the worst part about the new paper bags is that they are way smaller than the old ones.
Im guessing you work at a Super Target?

Also has anyone heard about a pilot happening or about to happen with stores getting rid of the Target Cafe and just going with a Starbucks. I know the only thing their keeping are the soda and icee machines I'm guessing you'd get the cups from Starbucks.
 
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