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The popular Twin Cities store sold toys to inspire and engage children's creativity for 40 years.
Technology consultant says more businesses will be personalizing experiences based on online interests.
The store saw less customer traffic after it moved to a new location in the mall.
Maple Grove retailer tapped a healthy market buying and reselling pet supplies
Grocer plans to anchor a mixed-use development at former Knowlan's site.
It hopes to persuade more franchisees to spend on needed upgrades.
Retailers' fortunes vary as consumers' habits shift in the search for a good night's sleep.
She became a booster for post-high school education for her relatives, friends and others.
The new megacenter will be larger than the one in Little Canada with HOM, Gabberts and Dock 86.
Sales at Mall of America, Burnsville Center to begin.
Inspired by book and TV show, folks purging closets, filling store shelves.
GoodThings uses a sophisticated inventory analysis tool that has changed how it buys and prices products.
State of the art when it opened, the theater might have suffered from a lack of more modern amenities.
Parking shortages, along with higher rents, property taxes and minimum wages put pressure on small retailers. "I'm concerned when I see stores like Bibelot closing and condos coming in," one shopper said.
Minnesota stores affected in the latest closings include two full-sized stores, in Fairmont and on Hwy. 63 in Rochester.
GoodThings to take over one store in St. Paul and another in Minneapolis.
Hy-Vee Inc. voluntarily recalled cheesecakes because of the potential of salmonella contamination.No illnesses had been reported as of Friday when the supplier notified Hy-Vee of…
In the past five years, nearly 20 stores have closed or moved to the busier Plaza side of the outlet center. The Promenade now has a few national anchors riding it out with locally owned stores.
It’s almost Christmas — is it time to start shopping? More than one-third of holiday shoppers say they have barely started shopping or have a…
Hy-Vee said Friday it will acquire patient files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Minnesota and four other states. The deal comes just days after Shopko…
The aquarium will be run by SeaQuest Holdings, a fast-growing firm that has animal attractions in seven other malls.
Over a career that climaxed at St. Margaret's Academy in Golden Valley and Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, he fostered curiosity and skepticism of authority.
With a click instead of an ax, Amazon shoppers can spend about $110 for a 6- to 7-foot spruce, Fraser or Balsam fir that will be delivered to your doorstep in a cardboard box within two to five days. Minnesota tree growers think they're well positioned to face the new competition.
The company closed five locations here in 2015 but promises a refreshed concept.
Even retailers not known for selling electronics often include them in their Thanksgiving Day circulars.
Now in its ninth year, Small Business Saturday is growing in size, getting creative to draw shoppers.
A revamp with new menu items has paid off for company-owned restaurants, with sales increasing 2.1 percent in the third quarter.
After 52 years, the owner of the four neighborhood stores has decided to retire.
The new stores represent more success for the center, which has endured several retail bankruptcies.
The search for a buyer for the Twin Cities' biggest grocery chain is just starting.
Edina location will add apparel, offer more high-end machines than the company's MOA kiosk.
Twin Cities fulfillment center for online orders will open in September. The location and number of employees needed have yet to be announced, but the size is expected to be about 90,000 square feet.
Jim Pessek hopes to gather support at the annual Red Owl employee reunion in November.
One state senator says she would sponsor a bill to allow anonymity.
Cottage Grove company will be in top five in U.S. tree and shrub production.
The free financial event includes 1-on-1 advice and mini-sessions on retirement and investing.
Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling five meat products and one potato item due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria. The fresh, not frozen, products include…
The supermarket chain will continue to offer its own delivery service and pickup at select stores.
The Twin Cities metro will have one full-line Sears — at the Mall of America.
The new anchor is part of an $80 million expansion for Rosedale Center
The new Von Maur store is part of an expansion and major remodeling at Rosedale Center.
Martin Patrick 3 in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood last week celebrated a new expansion, its fifth, and a partner, JB Hudson Jewelers.
CSC Generation Holdings CEO Justin Yoshimura discussed what his company has in store for Minnesota and why it's interested in a retail concept in decline.
The rapidly expanding few-frills grocer will also open a dozen new stores around state.
Galleria and Bachman's extend spring show to 2021
Mark Gross, who has led Supervalu for the past two years, is expected to leave at the completion of the $2.9 billion acquisition.
Senander, who died Sept. 3 after a short battle with cancer at 86, was a special education teacher who "kicked it into gear when she retired," said daughter Suzie White of St. Louis Park.
Analysts say getting more Redcard holders is likely a major reason for the storewide discounts of 10 percent off.
Tuesday's debut is the ninth store in the metro for the rapidly expanding grocer.
Websites for Herberger's, Younkers relaunched with limited selection of items.
Seeing profits evaporate, co-owner Cynthia Gerdes asked nine staffers for ideas to cut costs at the restaurant. Their plan saved its life.
Supervalu is closing the last Rainbow in Minnesota; a Cub store in St. Paul will also be shuttered.
Travel Tags credits Apple, which rarely identifies its suppliers, for innovations in specialty printing.
John Wolf brought everyday low pricing to liquor stores in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
It helps to have a desirable product with an unusual selling point.
Organizers suggest arriving early at the popular event to ensure care.
But the number of local installers is shrinking.
Eighteen people are known to have been sickened by the tainted pasta.
Menswear Market, a men's-only consignment store, is a rarity in the Twin Cities.
Tests of a higher-end concept and drive-through service are next on the company's menu.
The grocer has remodeled many stores, and now it will add more upscale offerings.
Company touts itself as a "no-frills" alternative to its big-box competitors.
Eden Prairie-based Supervalu, which has 23,000 employees and owns Cub Foods, has seen its stock price languish for years and was under pressure from an activist investor.
Housed in a new Hilton, the steakhouse is part of city's redevelopment.
Cub had closed the store last week, just as it finishes remodeling another location in Plymouth.
The watch retailer is expanding into electronics, jewelry and leather goods.
Woodbury theater opens Sunday with lounge seats, a restaurant and a bar.
Romane, who taught English and occasionally let out a schoolmarmish scold, died June 30 at age 54 after a three-year battle with cancer.
Maple Grove will be next, then a corporate location in New York.
Movie theaters and Hollywood studios are having a near-record year, rebounding from a difficult 2017.
Downtown Minneapolis will have four supermarkets after Trader Joe's opening.
Small business center opens Wednesday with a focus on a new market.
Fisher+Baker menswear offers guys classic, sophisticated lines that are deceptively rugged — and attracting customers
Restoration Hardware quietly opened a new outlet store in St. Louis Park.
The mixed-use project at 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue S. will include 86 apartments in a five-story building.