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

Persuasion Arts & Sciences: Big ideas, small office

Two former Fallon ad consultants emphasize creativity, not advertising, in their firm.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:07 AM

Best Buy hopes $10 is tipping point for consumers on LED bulbs

The retailer is selling a less expensive 60-watt LED bulb, but some worry that cheaper bulbs will underwhelm consumers.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 09:05 PM

How to save a buck on gas prices

There’s no such thing as a sale on gasoline prices, but consumers can find other ways to save when those prices are at record highs.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Mall of America unveils a new, colorful logo

After 20 years, the red, white and blue star and ribbons were replaced with a more vibrant, multicolored star with softer edges.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 08:26 PM

May 13, 2013: ATK to buy rifle and shotgun maker Savage Sports

Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire a 119-year-old manufacturer of hunting rifles and shotguns for...

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Minneapolis-based Creative Kidstuff buys online retailer

The acquisition of Sensational Beginnings will increase the Minneapolis-based toy retailer’s Internet business offerings.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Rainbow's new reward: Groceries, not gasoline

The company says more customers will be able to take advantage of the new offer.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 08:21 PM

April 24: Hoigaard's is sold to Vail Resorts

New owners Vail Resorts, which also bought Afton Alps, acquired the longtime outdoors store as a chance to expand in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 08:36 PM

New security idea: Fake television

Instead of leaving a TV on to deter burglars when you’re gone, try a cupcake-sized substitute.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Caribou and Bruegger's will test integrated stores in the Twin Cities

Caribou and Bruegger’s already are neighbors in many locations. Now they will test integrated stores in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 08:13 PM

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