Retailer Now Claiming $10B Loss On Financial Statement…After Choosing To Fight Pro-Trump Boycott
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Target CEO Brian Cornel stands by the store’s transgender policy, even after facing $10 billion in losses.
Apparently boycotts can work, the retail giant Target found that out this month. It had to shut down new expansion projects largely in response to a long-standing boycott over its transgender policies.
Its stocks closed February 9 at $65, down from $83 last April. This accounts for $10 billion in lost revenue.
What happened? Its losses can be traced back to April 2016, when the retailer needlessly plunged into the national debate on gender.
On April 19, Target issued an announcement stating it would allow customers to use whatever bathroom or dressing room they gender-identified with. The statement, which can be found on the store’s website, reads:
“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
The retailer boasts 1,083 stores nationwide. It was already suffering losses before the boycott, announcing in November 2015, that it had close 13 stores.
This caused a conservative backlash. The American Family Association led a boycott among conservatives who feared it would open up myriads of predatory scenarios. CEO Brian Cornell insisted that safety was a priority at all of its stores. But it is unlikely this could be achieved. The American Family Association post a long list of documented abuses as a result of bathroom integration policies across the country.
Cornell furthered compared the bathroom policy debate to the battle for racial equality in the 1960’s. The implication, was of course, that people who believe gender is biologically determined are bigots, further offended its customers. Cornell received heat even from its shareholders and investors.
In the June shareholder meeting, a shareholder proposal was shot down to end its controversial stand. The proposal was led by Justin Danhof, General Counsel and Free Enterprise Project Director at The National Center for Public Policy Research. Danhof presented the proposal to the meeting.
“Target and its leaders are well within their Constitutional free speech rights to engage in legal and public policy debates,” Danhof stated. “However, when a decision to enter the political realm offends vast swaths of investors and consumers, stakeholders have a right to question the corporation’s decision-making process.”
He then asked Cornell point-blank about the implication of bigotry among its customers.
“Is it the company’s position that Americans who prefer to undress only near people of the same physical gender are bigots, the moral equivalent of racists? And second, since Target could have avoided most of this controversy, do you have any regrets about taking, as the financial analyst put it, “a hard-line stance” that, regardless of your intention, has made many Americans feel unwelcome at Target?”
Danhof stated that neither Cornell nor the leadership would answer directly. Danhoff concluded,
“If you are offended by Target’s decision to allow grown men to be in states of undress in front of young girls, and at the potential for predators to abuse Target’s bathroom policy, the company is basically saying that they don’t want your business.”
This debate over bathrooms continues to rage across the country, with other retailers declining to comment. Starbucks quietly solved the issue in their stores by making both of their one-stall bathrooms unisex. However, no one familiar with the ultra-liberal coffee giant doubts their position on the issue. They just dodged the bullet this time. Target received no such luck.
“We’re going to continue to embrace our belief in diversity and inclusion, just how important that is to our company. But we’re also going to make sure our focus on safety is unwavering,” Cornell told CNBC’s Squawk Box in May 2016.
He explained that each Target store would have family bathroom and changing options in all of its stores. This, however, would require freeing up valuable floor space, not entirely feasible.
So, instead, the inclusion policy remains that all should accommodate the few. Estimates state that at the very most, only 1 in 300 people are transgender. Other reports put the ratio as scarce as 1 in 2,400. This account for 0.04% of the population. Further, The Williams Institute, a pro-transgender advocacy group in Los Angeles found in a study that only 22% of Americans believe a person should be able to change their gender.
Target denies the bathroom boycott has anything to do with their lost revenue. It issued a statement reading in part, “At Target, we regularly pause to evaluate our business and have to make tough choices about where our company is best served to invest our time and resources. We recently made some changes to the innovation portfolio to refocus our efforts on supporting our core business, both in stores and online, and delivering against our strategic priorities. Target remains absolutely committed to pursuing what’s next. We see a tremendous opportunity to drive innovation in areas that will fuel our growth both in the short and long-term in areas such as digital, technology, supply chain and merchandising.”
In order to stay afloat, however, they did announce they would be pulling the plug on an innovative new project, called “The Store of the Future.” The new concept was supposed to be model on how brick and mortar retailers can be competitive in an online-shopping world.
The cutting edge store was supposed to be a mixture of store and warehouse. It would have smaller floor space, in more of a showroom setup. But, what makes it different than perhaps a furniture store, is that robots would be in an on-site warehouse fulfilling customer orders as they chose from showroom.
The design would also include lounge spaces for meeting rooms, and social gatherings. The plans further detailed state-of-the-art ways to integrate online and in person shopping.
The other projects that was nixed was called Goldfish, in which Target and other retailers would offer an open marketplace for customers to choose.
But, they had to get dirty and political, so now we’ll never know.
Protest in The Villages, FL - AT THE TARGET STORE - Rolling Acres Shopping Center on HWY 441
#DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers
121Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are not “aligned with our values as a company.” In response, Breitbart News, one of the world’s top news publishers, has launched a #DumpKelloggs petition and called for a boycott of the ubiquitous food manufacturer.
The decision by Kellogg’s, which makes Pringles, Eggo waffles, as well as Special K and Frosted Flakes cereals, among others, will make virtually no revenue impact on Breitbart.com. It does, however, represent an escalation in the war by leftist companies like Target and Allstate against conservative customers whose values propelled Donald Trump into the White House.
“We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s flak Kris Charles. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to remove ads from that site.”
Kellogg’s offered no examples of how Breitbart’s 45 million monthly readers fail to align with the breakfast maker’s values. Indeed, the move appears to be one more example of anout-of-touch corporation embracing false left-wing narratives used to cynically smear the hard working Americans that populate this nation’s heartland.
Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow encouraged the boycott of Kellogg’s products, describing their war against Breitbart News as bigoted and anti-American: “Breitbart News is the largest platform for pro-family content anywhere on the Internet. We are fearless advocates for traditional American values, perhaps most important among them is freedom of speech, or our motto ‘more voices, not less.’ For Kellogg’s, an American brand, to blacklist Breitbart News in order to placate left-wing totalitarians is a disgraceful act of cowardice. They insult our incredibly diverse staff and spit in the face of our 45,000,000 highly engaged, highly perceptive, highly loyal readers, many of whom are Kellogg’s customers. Boycotting Breitbart News for presenting mainstream American ideas is an act of discrimination and intense prejudice. If you serve Kellogg’s products to your family, you are serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.”
In response, Breitbart launched its #DumpKelloggs petition to encourage its vast readership and the followers of its #1 in the world political Facebook and Twitter pages to ban bigotry from the breakfast table by boycotting Kellogg’s products.
“Kellogg’s has shown its contempt for Breitbart’s 45 million readers and for the main street American values that they hold dear,” said Breitbart President and CEO, Larry Solov. “Pulling its advertising from Breitbart News is a decidedly cynical and un-American act. The only sensible response is to join together and boycott Kellogg’s products in protest.”
Some of Kellogg’s brands:
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Atria Senior Living Group, Inc
401 South 4th Street, Suite 1900
Louisville, KY 40202
John A. Moore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Danny McCoy, Chief Operating Officer
Rick Wigginton, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing
Five Star Quality Care
400 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458-2076
Bruce J. Mackey, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul V. Hoagland, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
R. Scott Herzig, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
1938 Fairview Avenue East, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98102
Charles Wright, Chairman R.D.
Bill Pettit, President and Chief Operating Officer
Tana Gall, President
Senior Lifestyle Corporation
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601
Bill Kaplan, Co-Founder, Chairman
Jon DeLuca, President and Chief Executive Officer
Keven J. Bennema, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Adam Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Brookdale, Emeritus Senior Living
111 Westwood Place, Suite 400
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
Brookdale Senior Living is a company that operates senior's residences, established in 1978, and based in Brentwood, Tennessee. Brookdale is the largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States, operating over 570 senior living communities and retirement communities in the US. They have 35,000 staff members and 55,000 residents.
Mark Ohlendorf, President and Chief Financial Officer
Tricia Conahan, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Gregory B. Richard, Chief Operating Officer
Ross Roadman, Investor Relations
Julie Davis, Media
Capital Senior Living
Capital Senior Living Corporation
14160 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (972) 770-5600
Fax: (972) 770-5666
Larry Cohen, Chief Executive Officer
Keith Johannessen, President and Chief Operating Officer
Carey Hendrickson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gary Fernandez, Vice President - National Sales and Marketing
Sunrise Senior Living, LLC
7902 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 273-7500
Fax: (703) 744-1601
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Chris Winkle, Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Fischer, Senior Vice President of Operations
Edward Burnett, Chief Financial Officer
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AdCare Health Systems, Inc.
1145 Hembree Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone (678) 869-5116
Fax (678) 869-5123
David A. Tenwick, Chairman, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President
Ronald W. Fleming, Chief Financial Officer
David Rubenstein, Chief Operating Officer
5885 Meadows Rd, Ste 500
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Kai Hsiao, President and Chief Executive Officer
Roger Aufieri, Chief Operating Officer
Shamim Wu, Executive Vice President, Sales
Leisure Living Management
3196 Kraft Ave. SE, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Neil Kraay, COO
8554 Katy Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024
Patricia Will, CEO
Jeff DeBevec, Senior Vice President of Communications
Amy Self, Vice President of Public Relations
Silverado Home Office
6400 Oak Canyon, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Loren Shook, President
Marrinson Group, Inc.
1601 NE 26 St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 566 8353
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450 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017
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Joseph P. Landy, Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Jeffrey Smith, Director Communications
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Help fight Planned Parenthood by refusing to do business with corporations that fund its deadly agenda. Did you know that the following corporations are boycott targets?
Pernod Ricard (alcoholic beverages, including Absolute, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Bancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Chivas Regal, G.H. Mumm, The Glenlivet, Graffigna, Havana Club, Jacob's Creek, Jameson, Kahlúa, Malibu, Maretll, Mumm, Perrier-Jouët, Ricard, Royal Salute), TD Bank Group (financial services), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (lodging, including Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Dream Hotels, Hawthorne, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel Inns & Suites, Night, Planet Hollywood, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, TRYP Hotels, and Wingate), NACCO Industries (appliance manufacturing, including eclectrics, Hamilton Beach, Proctor Silex, Traditions, TrueAir, plus Kitchen Collection and Le Gourmet Chef stores), Whole Foods Market, JP Morgan Chase (including Chase Bank, & Bank One), Bank of America, Lost Arrow (Patagonia), Danone (Dannon products), Wells Fargo, Chevron (including Caltex, Texaco, Xpress Lube), eBay (including PayPal), Arthur Murray (dance studios), Bikram's Yoga, Nike, Marriott Hotels & Resorts (lodging, including Courtyard, Fairfield, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton), and Johnson & Johnson,. And this is just a partial list!
To date, at least 294 corporations have ceased funding of Planned Parenthood, which has cost the abortion-committing Goliath more than $40 million! You may order a Boycott List by clicking on Order Materials.
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List of People and Corporations pushing Gun Control January 18, 2013. Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook, America’s gun owners have been under constant social and political assault. Some of the perpetrators are open about their crusade to rid the nation of firearms, while others sit hidden behind the scenes. These individuals, corporations and other assorted entities use their fortunes, clout and Hollywood exposure to lobby the American people. Here is the NRA’s list of people and groups actively fighting for gun control.
While the NRA has many friends, the below list includes all the people & groups that have opposed the firearm owners' organization in recent years.
As readers might imagine, the National Rifle Association keeps track of the powerful entities pitted against them in the fight over the right to keep and bear arms. The firearm owners advocacy organization has a specialized department called the Institute of Legislative Action. Recently, the NRA-ILA team compiled and released a list of almost 20 years of anti-gun supporters. If these brands, celebrities and associations want to fight American gun owners, then American gun owners deserve to know who they are.
As the NRA-ILA explains, these organizations and individuals have given money or other direct support to anti-gun organizations and their efforts. In some instances, the corporations simply lent the use of their brand names in a show of support for specific anti-gun campaigns. In one way or another, all have endorsed anti-gun positions.
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