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As they planned the All in Motion line, Target designers envisioned a logo representing "collective, inclusive movement." They found it in one developed for its predecessor 52 years ago.
Company is shifting away from ownership of salons.
The "lifestyle center" project will cost about $200 million, mall executives now say.
Beauty line based in Minneapolis to soon be carried in select Crate & Barrel stores.
Retail analysts have said for years that the U.S. is "overretailed," causing a contraction in retailers and malls.
Minnesota brands among those tested by venerable magazine.
Consultant Judy Bell has an eye for what catches the eye.
The mall's marketing outreach has attracted national attention and, more importantly, the coveted under-40 set of shoppers.
The move is in sympathy with workers in Indiana.
While J. Crew limps along with declining sales, Madewell has become the company's shining star. So much a star that privately held J. Crew filed…
Engelbert and Katie Greene opened Key North boutique in Minneapolis in 2006.
Manhattan Toy retires doll, but hopes to duplicate its popularity.
Company plans expansion into apartments, mall development and hotels.
The latest deal leaves UNFI with 26 Shoppers stores and 79 Cub stores it wants to sell.
Construction was a factor in the loss of some retailers, but new tenants are on the way.
A top-to-bottom remodeling took most of a year at one of the megamall's original anchors.
It's only the second large, experiential store for Lululemon.
For every retailer leaving a hole in the Edina mall this year, another has jumped in to fill the space.
Independent toy stores specialize in toys that foster play and socialization.
The store is a prototype that the rapidly expanding apparel maker may take to other malls and locations.
Downsizing a lifetime of accumulated possessions has become a sizable problem for families across the nation.
The brewery is among firms and financial planners at event offering help on debt, investing and saving.
When Dave Anderson started Famous Dave’s in Hayward, Wis., 25 years ago, his plan was to smoke up a couple cases of ribs and then…
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.