as the reasons for the closures.
Target is deeply concerned about the safety of our team members and guests and we take the decision to close a store very seriously. After assessing our stores in major cities, the decision was made to close nine stores due to an increase in reported violence and theft. We understand this decision may be disruptive to our guests in these communities and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will continue to evaluate our operations to ensure the safety of our team members and guests.