Last Updated Nov 4, 2015 11:53 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target (TGT) plans to close 13 stores nationwide, including one in New Ulm and two others in Milwaukee and Superior, Wisconsin.
The Minneapolis-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30, 2016.
Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year.
Layoffs in 2015 included 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company's corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
In an emailed statement, a Target spokeswoman wrote, "The decision to close a Target store is not made lightly. We typically decide to close a store after careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of a particular location."
"All eligible Target store team members are being offered the option to transfer to other Target stores," she added.
Here's the list of Target stores slated for closure:
- Austin North East (Austin, Texas)
- Suncoast Pasco County (Odessa, Florida)
- Casa Grande, Arizona
- Victorville, California
- East Flint (Flint, Michigan)
- Columbus Southwest (Columbus, Ohio)
- Northridge (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Superior, Wisconsin
- Springfield, Ohio
- New Ulm, Minnesota
- Ottumwa, Iowa
- Anderson, Indiana
- Dixie Highway (Louisville, Kentucky)