Anderson store on Target’s national closure list

Target Corp. plans to close 13 stores nationwide, including one in Anderson, the retailer announced Wednesday.

The Minneapolis-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30. The 13 are among Target's nearly 1,800 stores in the United States.

Target's website lists one store in Anderson, at 5501 S Scatterfield Rd.

Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year.

Layoffs in 2015 included 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company's corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

The company said the other closures will take place in the following cities:

— Austin, Texas
— Odessa, Fla.
— Casa Grande, Ariz.
— Victorville, Calif.
— Flint, Mich.
— Columbus, Ohio
—Springfield, Ohio
— Milwaukee
— Superior, Wis.
— New Ulm, Minn.
— Ottumwa, Iowa
— Louisville, Ky.


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