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Surveys find Twin Cities consumers plan to spend less than rest of the U.S.
Warehouse store opening in Woodbury, with business center coming to Minneapolis.
No leader has lasted more than 18 months at the BBQ chain since 2012.
After some delay, St. Louis Park gets a new grocer to compete with major chains.
Chain to tap the brakes a bit on opening new Twin Cities stores amid upheaval in grocery industry.
With its new owner, Mills Fleet Farm expands its reach with bricks and mortar and online.
The changes are due to customers looking for faster, fresher options, the company said.
The investment firm dubbed the company's financial performance "abysmal" and urged the board to sell off a third of the Eden Prairie-based company's stores and bring in new leaders.
401(k)? Debt? Inheritance issues? Money experts can help Saturday.
Duluth Pack, Minnetonka Moccasin team up to produce a limited edition line of slippers and bags for holidays.
Fresh popcorn, grab-and-go foods, broader line of merchandise is its answer to Hy-Vee incursion.
The company announced another acquisition in its wholesale division, Associated Grocers of Florida.
The Edina mall will be 51 percent home goods stores when latest firm opens.
Small retailers sharpen skills to keep their customers coming back.
Malls are bringing in new entertainment concepts to provide experiences that can't be found online.
Midwest seeing jump in the businesses involved and the services they offer.
Loyalty program qualification balloons from $25,000 to $250,000 in American Express SkyMiles purchases.
Steve Burwell's store opened in 1985, and the competition moved nearby in 2014.
The 1-million square foot facility would be its first distribution center outside of Iowa.
The company attempted a sale and lease-back of the same location last year.
Enhancements include more lighting, centralized dressing rooms with more seating for friends and family, open concept cosmetics areas and some larger departments.
The modern offerings at Design Within Reach add to furnishings footprint at Edina's destination mall.
Local chain made no public announcement but all seven of the Twin Cities locations have suddenly closed.
No other Racks are on deck in the Twin Cities, but the Mall of America location will be remodeled.
The Des Moines-based chain that is growing fast in the Twin Cities will add burger outlets and fitness centers.
It's one that appeals to another primal craving: the need for cash — potentially lots of it.
Whole Foods slashed prices in an attention-getting first day of business after its new owner, Amazon.com Inc.'s, officially took control. The companies signaled the selective cuts last week.
In 1944, when Vija Vilks was 15, she and her family left her native Latvia to escape Russian occupation. They started to leave by land,…
"I don't think we've ever seen such an aggressive, persistent number of closures as we've seen in the last six to 12 months," a 30-year veteran of restaurant auctions says. Auction houses are thriving, including those in the Twin Cities.
Brand Name Deals (8024 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, 763-210-5833). A new location includes home improvement. Building Materials Outlet (3045 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Eagan,…
Barbecue chain has cut expenses, closed six sites since beginning of year.
Plowz & Mowz believes the voice-activated assistant will make scheduling the "easiest" it has ever been.
The seventh area store, opening in Cottage Grove on Tuesday, is designed with millennial tastes in mind
The biggest grocery chain in the Twin Cities — Cub Foods — has half the market share it did 20 years ago. Can it remain the market leader? The person who is ultimately responsible for Cub's future says it can.
The company's share price jumped 15 percent despite a weak retail performance.
As summer weather turns hotter and more humid, more consumers are discovering their dehumidifiers aren't as trusty as those in basements past.
Sweet Martha's gobbles up more than 8 percent of the fair's food revenue with $4 million.
One of the country's top consumer deal bloggers is moving on from the site she founded.
The move adds 130,000 households in Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth and Eden Prairie.
Experts say to check for competing bargains from other retailers, which can be even better.
App will serve other nearby businesses, including restaurants and a pet shop.
Six will remain, six will close across the state, Camping World Holdings says
Bruce Besanko, the No. 2 executive at Supervalue, is moving to Kohl's Corp. as CFO.
Only 1 in 20 customers press stores to match competitors' prices.
The Prospect Park location will be part of a mixed-use building with apartments and a restaurant.
Construction costs for supermarket and fitness center rose too high.
Wendy Eisenberg comes in at a time of expansion and near 100 percent occupancy.
A price war between discount grocers Aldi and Walmart is spreading across the country and could soon roil the Twin Cities food market.
The new locations will carry a different name: B-Dubs Express.
A game about computers that's, shhhh, educational blew past its funding goal.
Its first Edina location will be 120,000 square feet with luxury hotel-like services and an expansion into medical care.
J.C. Penney has officially added its Southdale location to the list of stores it is soon closing, raising to nine the number of Minnesota stores that are part of a broader downsizing.
The craft brewer will distribute a root beer that was previously only available in its taproom.
At Eagan center, jerky store sells exotic snacks and helps mall stand out over ubiquitous rivals.
After nearly 60 years as a serial entrepreneur, he's just opened a patio furniture superstore in Minnetonka called 2nd Shade and he's come up with a slogan — "The Home of the Shady Deal" — and a gangster marketing motif around it.
It seemed oddly fitting that she died May 7, the day of the annual May Day parade in her longtime neighborhood.
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The company has launched a national "Smokin' Deals" program to increase traffic.
Bailey Nurseries is still innovating its fertile business after 112 years
Sleep Sherpa flips the online business model by going back to bricks and mortar.
The company's headquarters will likely stay in St. Paul, he tweeted.
Target and Total Wine revive their requests to the city of Minnetonka.
The shuttering follows Macy's departure last month, as downtown undergoes changes.
The company's retail division, including Cub Foods, continued to struggle.
The restaurant at 44th and France will be the fourth in Dave Anderson's new venture.
Last year, Jay Dillon and his dad, Bob, began experimenting with the "everyday low price" concept, applying it to patio furniture — a rarity in the Twin Cities.
Cord cutters and cord nevers — people who have never used cable or satellite service — have discovered digital over-the-air channels available for free using an antenna.
Stores from Aldi to Hy-Vee surprise customers with furniture and freezers.
New T-shirt line honors old favorites.
AlwaysMod will close in Golden Valley after 17 years, becoming an online-only business.
They have been waiting since five stores closed in February.
An Edina business is out to make it as popular as its food counterpart.
The display tackles latest industry trends with the newest cars, while keeping with its traditions
St. Paul-based retailer did not address reports it was nearing bankruptcy.
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