Retail chain looks to the future

RETAIL:

A leading Australian retail shopping chain has a new name it is confident will find favour with its large customer base.

All 280 (or so) Target and Target Country stores around the nation have been rebranded as Horizon. stores overnight (above).

The chain’s national lieutenant general manager John Frewen said the company’s executive had come to realise recently that the word Target had lost favour in the general community.

“As our managing director Morris Scotson said publicly recently, no-one sets targets any more – it’s simply too risky – so why should we?”

Lieutenant general manager Frewen said customers from this morning’s store openings could expect the usual range of high-quality merchandise at family friendly prices although the current COVID-19 lockdowns around the nation and restrictions on the movement of freight transport could mean that some items could be “resource constrained”.

SPORT:

Maroons rugby league coach Paul Green has been axed following Queensland’s pointless performance against the NSW Blues at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last night.

If the COVID-19-threatened dead rubber, third game, goes ahead in Sydney on July 14, Green will be replaced by Broncos coach Kev Walters. (insert loud and sustained canned laughter here)