- “We’ll have a team member stationed at our store entrances to make sure carts are clean and available in an orderly fashion.
- Our checklanes will be cleaned after each guest transaction, and dedicated team members will guide guests in line while that happens.
- Target will stop accepting in-store product returns and exchanges for the next three weeks—but don’t worry if you have a return that expires during that period, because we’ll still honor them three weeks past the holding period.
- We’ll pause our sales of reusable bags, and ask guests who bring them in to bag their own items at checkout. Our paper and plastic bags will be available and we’ll waive any local fees during this time.
- We’re also expanding our dedicated shopping hours for our most vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns. Starting next week, we’ll reserve Tuesday and Wednesday mornings—and our partners at CVS will open their pharmacy locations early to accommodate those shoppers.”
The return policy makes sense and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s extended. That’s great as long as Target keeps extending the return window. I’d expect other stores to pause returns as well.
Ironically in just a month we’ve gone from seeing plastic bag bans to reusable bag bans. While reusable bags might be better for the environment, they are a germ and virus vector and shouldn’t be used in times like these as they can spread disease.