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

Solving the risk of the toppling tree

Paul Claas of Wisconsin designed his Christmas tree stand to work well for heavy, taller trees.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:13 PM

Black Friday no longer one-day deal; retailers hope to keep it going

This year’s holiday shopping season started in earnest Thursday evening. Major retailers reported brisk traffic Friday and hope to keep it that way through the weekend.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 06:54 AM

Black Friday eve has retailers, shoppers busy as elves

Target and Wal-Mart issued statements Friday with data that suggested opening on Thursday was the right decision. As more shoppers headed to stores, investors gave retail stocks a boost Friday morning.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Obituary: Brad Wing, special education teacher

Brad Wing was a teacher who gave hope to parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder and headaches to...

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 06:57 PM

Small retailers are finding ways to compete with the big boxes

Hoping to pre-empt the one-two punch that big-box retailers deliver on Thanksgiving evening and Black Friday morning, some small Twin Cities retail businesses are bundling together and ­running early promotions.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 05:58 AM

Best Buy and Wal-Mart offer Black Friday deals a week early

It’s shaping up to be the best holiday shopping season for consumers since 2009, and Black Friday is still a...

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 01:24 PM

Retailers will try bag of tricks to woo Black Friday shoppers

With early November deals and Black Friday hours that start on Thanksgiving, retailers are working hard to get shoppers to spend their money early this holiday season. Will consumers bite?

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 08:43 AM

Total Wine & More opening delayed in Bloomington

Objections from the Beverage Association prompted the City Council to look into its concerns.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Chicago dry cleaner is bringing a low-price strategy to Twin Cities

Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners plans to shake up the Twin Cities competition by offering a low-price strategy and same-day service.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 12:06 PM

Target, Wal-Mart move up Black Friday openings

Target said it will let in shoppers at 8 p.m., an hour earlier than last year. Wal-Mart will move up its opening to 6 p.m., two hours earlier than in 2012.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:26 AM

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