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

New outlet mall in Eagan signals a retailing shift

The new Twin Cities Premium Outlets opens this week, closer to the urban core than older rivals.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Office Depot closing City Center store

The company hasn’t formally announced Twin Cities store closings, but employees say several will close by November.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Credit Karma begins offering free credit reports as often as weekly

The start-up will now offer a free credit report and score more often, but there are limitations.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Arc's Value Village to open a Bloomington store this fall

The resale shop opened another location, but Goodwill and Salvation Army also are expanding their thrift empires.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Take advantage of credit cards and good credit

Good news arrived in the mail a few weeks ago from Citibank. And Discover. And US Bank. All were dangling...

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 07:55 PM

Resale goods franchisor gets second wind after Winmark

Veteran franchiser Ron Olson builds on his experience at NTY.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 07:52 PM

New outlet mall in Eagan announces last group of stores

Twin Cities Premium Outlets lives up to its name by adding Armani and Saks Off Fifth to its mix. And then there's the snow melter. The new mall will feature a contained racetrack design for easier access to all stores.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 08:09 PM

Target introduces an image recognition app

“In a Snap” app lets customers take a picture of products in printed ads and purchase or bookmark them.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Total Wine store is approved in Woodbury, the Twin Cities' fourth location

Competition is heating up among Twin Cities liquor dealers, and consumers are benefiting from the lower prices.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Edina-based retailer Hot Mama changes its name to Evereve

Weary of the misperception that it sells maternity clothing, the Edina-based retailer is now Evereve.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 10:29 PM

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