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Expansion has slowed, but CEO says commitment to this area will continue.
The company never expanded in the U.S. as imagined after the MOA location opened.
United Natural Foods Inc. did not name a buyer, just the timeline of the expected sale.
Alan Noot lived life challenging the phrase “no known heirs.” As a forensic genealogist for nearly 40 years who scoured cemeteries, census film and vital…
Employees said store would join Bemidji location in shutting down as owners shift toward RVs.
Plant-based alternatives are popping up in more Twin Cities restaurants and groceries.
The smaller prototype is the second in the country for Famous Dave's.
One of the University of Minnesota's most profitable inventions continues to be a best-seller despite its top-priced status.
Five other retailers will open soon at the mall, including Legacy Toys and a Duluth Trading Co.
Co-owner Cynthia Gerdes blazes a creative exit that carries some risk.
Warby Parker among three opening this fall.
The restaurant chain will test sports betting in New Jersey in coming weeks.
Furnishing retailer's plan to open hotels appears to be up in the air.
Its Fast & Fresh store in Lakeville is its first small-format store, but it has no updates on big stores.
A booth can bring business to brick-and-mortar stores long after event has run its course.
Many will walk, bike or bus to shop and will not need a cart, company official says.
Terminal shop organized around parts of Minnesota musician's life to lure fans.
The company became a victim of more retailers selling appliance closeouts.
Menu, decor changes adopted earlier at corporate locations.
Grocery chain will close its New Hope warehouse, direct metro customers to Cub service.
The serial entrepreneur, known best for his 2nd Wind chain that sold used exercise equipment, is selling off his patio furniture business and replacing it with Shady Deal Depot liquidation stores.
The L.A.-based label is testing out a store through the holiday season.
The new smaller store adds more space for kids and young adult books but has less space for music.
With new locations under construction, the German chain is closing in on Cub.
Legacy Toys is coming to Ridgedale and Galleria, which will add other stores this year.
"He wanted to showcase the seed art for the average city person far removed from agriculture," said Ellen Yantes, his daughter.
With 85 stores in 26 states, 20% sales increases and no debt, Evereve is pushing an unprecedented and aggressive expansion of the brand.
Parker joins former Viking Brooks Bollinger in the sports unit of Minneapolis-based NorthRock.
If the shoe fits, thank Allison Gettings, who helped tailor Red Wing's Heritage line to women.
Well-managed growth also serves as a recruitment tool in a tight job market.
Its three other Twin Cities locations will stay open.
The garden is separate from a small park that's also being built at Ridgedale.
The move will affect one Sears Outlet and 10 hometown stores throughout Minnesota.
Mall of America and other malls get creative to fill spaces and address retail churn.
Omar Ansari draws crowds to his Surly beers, the brewery and retail promotional events around the state. But when David and Emily Josephson showed up…
GreenPal uses existing landscapers to bid on properties based on Google Street, aerial images and other details supplied by the homeowner.
New look with smaller footprint may make its way to the Twin Cities.
Executive says Supervalu's new owner still hopes one buyer will emerge for the 79-store chain.
To give or not to give? That's the question many of us struggle with as we see a person holding a cardboard sign at freeway exits or along busy pedestrian malls.
Fisher died April 23 in his home after a six-year struggle with pulmonary sarcoma. He was 54.
Cub's new store aims to provide better shopping experience amid changing consumer tastes
Ramsey ushered in a new model for assisting younger adults, people who have made mistakes and anyone tired of living paycheck to paycheck.
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.