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by Kevin Coupe

This is from the a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words file.

Because I think that the pictures below speak volumes about why Target desperately needs a partner to help it be more effective in grocery, and especially fresh food.

I took it on Saturday at the Target store in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Those melons, mangoes, grapefruit and other assorted kinds of fruit can be seen at the top of the escalator, displayed, for some reason, with candles (which look, for some reason, about as appetizing as the food).

It is a disgrace. Who would buy and eat any of these products?

If this is the best you can do, you ought to do something else. It is sort of Eye-Opening when one thinks that Target would be better off being out of stock, because this display is doing nothing to help the company’s image.

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