Target Closing All Remaining Garden Centers

If you’re looking for some clearance deals on plants, soil, fertilizer and garden supplies, you might want to check out your local Target soon. The retail chain has announced that it plans to shutter all 262 of its remaining garden centers by the end of September.

Apparently Target’s garden business was never able to make much of a profit in the face of competition from Walmart, Home Depot and others. So the chain feels that the floor space could be better used for things like expanded grocery sections, which are being added to around 30% of the Target stores in the next year.

According to the Miami Herald, Target shoppers will still be able to pick up gardening basics like small bags of soil and some tools. Patio furniture and supplies will still be available at the stores on a seasonal basis.

Target closing all garden centers, including 90 in Florida [Miami Herald]

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