Target is facing challenges with escalating theft and “organized retail crime,” leading to the closure of nine stores across four states. While the company has taken steps to address the issue such as increasing security staff, using third-party guard services, and implementing theft-deterrent tools, the problem continues to persist.

Affected Markets and Remaining Stores

Below are the markets that will be impacted and the remaining stores in those areas, along with information about the number of team members employed:

New York City:

  • Harlem: 517 E 117th St. (96 remaining stores, over 20,000 team members)

Seattle:

  • University Way: 4535 University Way NE
  • Ballard: 1448 NW Market St., Ste. 100 (22 remaining stores, nearly 4,000 team members)

San Francisco/Oakland:

  • SF Folsom: 1690 Folsom St.
  • Oakland Broadway: 2650 Broadway
  • Pittsburg: 4301 Century Blvd. (32 remaining stores, over 6,400 team members)

Portland:

  • Galleria: 939 SW Morrison St.
  • Powell: 3031 SE Powell Blvd.
  • Hollywood: 4030 NE Halsey St. (15 remaining stores, more than 2,500 team members)

Focus on Security and Collaboration

Target is taking additional measures to boost security and combat theft. They are locking certain merchandise cases and partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations division. The company understands that they cannot solve this issue on their own and are committed to working together with external stakeholders to find effective solutions.

Although these closures are unfortunate, it’s essential to remember that Target remains fully operational with over 150 stores in these regions. The company is determined to prioritize the safety and shopping experience of their valued customers.