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

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

Rugs' magic carpet ride is over

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

Even at liquidators, sales are drying up

Retailers are reselling more returned goods, and Twin Cities liquidators are feeling the pinch.

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 10:56 AM

The future of retail: Shopping more at smaller stores

A look into retail's future sees more frequent purchases as living patterns and technology evolve.

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 09:50 PM

State plans $134 million in affordable housing awards

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

Rainbow Foods experiment: Doubling down on coupons

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

Target connects with another hot designer

"Prabal Who?" may be most people's reaction to Minneapolis retailer's latest designer phenom.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 09:15 AM

New furniture stores on the mend

The home furnishings market in the Twin Cities is showing signs of strength, especially for stores that are able to carve a niche.

Updated: October 21, 2012, - 12:45 PM

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