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As Target Departs South Side, What About Corporate Responsibility?

Target announced at the end of October that it would be closing five stores nationwide come February, and two of them are on Chicago’s South Side, one in Chatham and one in Morgan Park.

The news came as a shock to shoppers at those stores who rely on the retailer for everything from home goods to groceries to prescriptions.

Meanwhile, Target continues to expand elsewhere across Chicagoland, especially on the North Side. There’s a new store in Wicker Park, and another one coming soon to Logan Square.

In light of Target’s moves in Chicago, Morning Shift guest host Natalie Moore explores what makes a good or bad corporate citizen in 2019, and what falls under the rubric of corporate responsibility.

GUEST: Marcy Twete, managing director at Mission Measurement, Chicago-Bazer social impact measurement firm, former executive director for corporate responsibility at ArcelorMittal

LEARN MORE: South Siders ‘Devastated’ ― And Caught Off Guard ― By Target Closures In Chatham And Morgan Park (Block Club Chicago 10/30/18)

Target Boycott Considered As Company Closes Stores In South Side Neighborhoods: ‘This Is A Horrible Look’ (Block Club Chicago 11/1/18)

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