John Ewoldt

Reporter | Consumer news
Phone: 612-673-7633
John Ewoldt searches the Twin Cities and beyond for bargains and strategies to spare consumers time, money and hassles.

Recent content from John Ewoldt

Thrift stores make more revenue being less choosy

Charities are finding new revenue sources from items they used to refuse.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 07:58 PM

Restaurant creator took Minnetonka to Downtown Disney

Steve Schussler’s idea for the Boathouse began to form a few years ago when he drove his own Amphicar into Lake Minnetonka with his dog.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 12:36 PM

Whiskey fans in Minnesota feel squeeze from rise in popularity

Minnesotans are in the midst of a whiskey craze. But liquor distributors view the state as a second-tier market and allocate smaller quantities of whiskey to retailers in it, leading to scarcity of some popular labels.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 08:12 AM

Off-stage, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres performs a turnaround

By going beyond musicals, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is experiencing its greatest success in a generation. The turnaround is due as much to work that the company has done offstage as on, employing strategies that work in any business.

Updated: April 04, 2015, - 04:12 PM

Attorney general sues newspaper, magazine renewal firms, alleging fraud

Scores of newspapers and magazines have been affected by false subscription billings.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 09:25 PM

Retail clothing lines grow, shrink with economy

No category in apparel retailing is more volatile than plus-size women’s clothing. And none is more bereft of action than small-size men’s clothing, a niche without a national chain devoted to it.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 05:51 AM

Through thick and thin, clothing retailers follow economy

No category in apparel retailing is more volatile than plus-size women’s clothing. And none is more bereft of action than small-size men’s clothing, a niche without a national chain devoted to it.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:45 PM

Ewoldt: Paying more doesn't guarantee good customer service

In January, I wrote that people can’t expect great customer service and low prices. American shoppers want low prices and...

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 10:59 PM

Worries bloom about the future of the Macy's flower show

Macy’s flower show still attracts large crowds, but some worry about its future.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 08:27 PM

Blu Dot furniture to open its first outlet store

The new outlet will also include a showroom for full-priced, new items.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 08:29 PM

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