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.

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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

Deals come early as nervous retailers jumpstart the holiday season

Retailers are wasting no time this holiday season showcasing great deals, long before the Black Friday doorbusters.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 09:51 AM

Best Buy to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

The electronics retailer breaks away from the pack of retailers opening at 8 p.m. this year.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 07:09 AM

Many MOA stores to open Thanksgiving night

The Black Friday tradition is being tested by willing shoppers.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 01:58 PM

Big-box wine stores make for spirited competition

Wine connoisseurs across the Twin Cities are about to get a taste of a new kind of store that is bigger and bolder — with perhaps a bitter aftertaste for the competition.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 12:26 PM

Target to open 33 more stores next month in Canada

Target met its 2013 goal for opening more than 100 stores in Canada, but it’s been a bumpy ride.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 05:50 AM

Take food 'sell by' dates with a grain of salt

Like many Americans, Michelle Liss of Eden Prairie pays close attention to the “sell by,” “use by” and “best before”...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 08:16 PM

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