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

Shopping in the ever-expanding lap of luxury

There was a time when the obvious first stop for luxury shoppers was a famous department store like Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdale's.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 03:07 PM

Merchants, consumers cash in on bonus gift cards

For retailers, freebies drive traffic, bring in new customers.

Updated: December 16, 2012, - 08:13 PM

Something for nothing: Ships for free

Once a bonus, online retailers are paying the postage to make the sale.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 03:36 PM

Target sales hurt by early November slump

The retailer's same-store sales dropped 1 percent for the month, surprising analysts.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 10:49 PM

Here's to low liquor prices

A new liquor store in St. Louis Park hopes to win customers with a warehouse-chic look and low prices every day.

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 09:45 PM

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied this time around

Bargains now run from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, taking some of the luster off Friday as the ultimate one-day spectacle of shopping.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 06:52 AM

No hot product? That can be real holiday buzzkill for toy industry

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

Big-box retailers take on Internet

Target and Best Buy are leading the way by matching prices online.

Updated: November 19, 2012, - 06:29 AM

Thanks-buying? Stores to start shopping season on the holiday

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 will kick off Black Friday a bit early

Target and other big retailers plan to open for holiday shopping before Thanksgiving Day ends.

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 09:35 PM

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