Retailers are hoping for a hot toy in 2012 to attract shoppers, but the "it" toy phenomenon has become less reliable due to the recession, the rise of social media and an abundance of choices.
Updated: November 21, 2012, - 07:59 PM
Target and Best Buy are leading the way by matching prices online.
Updated: November 19, 2012, - 06:29 AM
Led by Target and Wal-Mart, major retailers have announced plans to open their doors as early as 8 p.m., in an ongoing quest to grab shoppers' attention and get the holiday shopping season off to a strong start.
Updated: November 15, 2012, - 03:26 PM
Target and other big retailers plan to open for holiday shopping before Thanksgiving Day ends.
Updated: November 12, 2012, - 09:35 PM
Oriental rug dealers are being forced to cope with a "change or die" reality as consumers switch to cheaper, machine-made rugs.
Updated: November 11, 2012, - 05:45 PM
Retailers are reselling more returned goods, and Twin Cities liquidators are feeling the pinch.
Updated: November 04, 2012, - 10:56 AM
A look into retail's future sees more frequent purchases as living patterns and technology evolve.
Updated: October 27, 2012, - 09:50 PM
The Minnesota Housing board announced awards to build, preserve and support 73 statewide projects totaling $134 million on Friday.
Updated: October 26, 2012, - 07:49 PM
Stephanie Acocella of Apple Valley is taking the day off work Wednesday to be at the front of the line when the promotion begins.
Updated: October 24, 2012, - 07:07 AM