Business is ruthless. You don't see Target's VP badmouthing Walmart to customers though. It is toxic.They were poached. Blame the poacher not the land they were poached from. That’s how I see it.
Provide better service, advertise better, and let your customers decide where they want to shop. Perhaps it is both. The story has been clarified, move on. I only say something because I'm sick of seeing it.
Seen it so many times over two decades being an active member in different forums and groups. Have no interest in the behind-the-scenes politics.
Edit: My peace has been said, I won't mention another word on it again. :D