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Pcdata USA Reflects on Why Target Exited Canada with 5 Billion Dollar Loss


East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/18/2015 -- Sponsored by Pcdata USA, this week's Picking Perfection reflected upon Target's announcement to completely exit the Canadian market after it opened more than 133 stores and employed more than 17,600 people in 2013. This not necessarily indicative of a trend. Paul Noel, SVP at Ivalua discussed the ongoing supply chain issues Target has faced since entering the Canadian market and how that resulted in the retail giant being forced to close all of its Canada stores. Target spent the equivalent of more than $4 billion setting up its Canadian operations, which now are closing, encompassing 133 stores and 17,600 employees, and endured $2.5 billion in losses there over the past two years. But the effort was undermined by a series of errors—from poor store locations to bad pricing decisions—and Target recently determined that the red ink couldn't be stopped for another six years.

Other retailers can learn from Target's mistakes when trying to manage a supply chain abroad.

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Antonio Rodrigues
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