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

As organic goes mainstream, consumers may see price breaks

More major retailers are expanding their organic selection. That’s pushing prices down, but some worry about the quality.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Hardware stores create their own Angie's List

Lowe’s shoppers can get supplies for a project — and the name of a professional to tackle it, too.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 04:12 PM

Still digging out from recession, boat industry focuses on value

Powerboat buyers of every stripe are focusing on value, value, value. That’s causing manufacturers to rethink the way they do business.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 07:23 PM

With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete

Businesses are replacing their paper rewards-program cards with an electronic swipe.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Target expands subscription products to fend off online competition

Need a coffee shipment once a month? Put in one order, then relax.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 05:22 AM

Irresistible Target deals, but only on some items

Many shoppers say they’re not noticing Target’s “eye-popping” deals, but if you dig into the sale listings, discounts are deeper...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Financial readiness can be a challenge for soldiers

Frequent moves, deployments and inconsistent salaries can make finances a challenge.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Dec. 18: Weak demand for clothes has retailers piling on the discounts

Consumers are enjoying substantial discounts on apparel this season, and experts expect this weekend to be even better.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 03:52 PM

Target expands its natural, organic selection

The collection features more natural and organic products, which resonate with customers.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Gas fireplaces, inserts made in Minnesota exploding; recall issued

Thousands of gas fireplaces and inserts made in SW. Minnesota may be subject to explosions.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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