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Consumers can be very irrational beings. We say we want good customer service and locally owned retailers, for instance. But I'm not so sure.
Executives trimmed expenses sharply but couldn't keep up with the decline in revenue.
Jack Rajala was the rare timber man who was able to build a bridge between his family's logging business and those who wanted to conserve…
Crate & Barrel founder, others advise Edina-based women's store.
Wayne Zink, chairman of My Sister, and Mandy Multerer, CEO, formed a Twin Cities benefit corporation to bring awareness to sex trafficking and help women and girls affected by it.
The stores are the third and fourth on the way to a dozen that are planned for the Twin Cities.
The family-owned cinema chain stayed on top of the trends.
In other moves, Free People just opened, to be followed soon by Tory Burch and Vineyard Vines.
Conditions that have hurt sales and cut into profits aren't expected to go away this year.
Restaurant chain ended a streak of missing the profit mark analysts had set.
Credit cards are not the answer for securing retirement income.
Marcato Capital says it wants a say in the company's strategy to boost its slumping shares.
Do-it-yourselfers and rehabbers help Plymouth retailer turn the corner.
As many as seven restaurants could open in Old Country sites throughout the Twin Cities.
The retailer's profit jumped sharply but slowing sales growth prompted a stock sell-off.
Superstore chain was exploring locations for four Twin Cities operations.
Local designer and entrepreneur Colette Jaffe finds a retail home in the North Loop
Most Americans have only 30 to 40 minutes for lunch from the time they arrive to the time they leave, according to research from Buffalo…
It's a test that's unusual for both the sportswear brand and the outlet mall.
There's a new salvo in the competition at the biggest big-box stores — and it may pay off for consumers this weekend. Sam's Club will allow people who have just a Costco membership card to shop its stores through Monday.
The expanded food and beverage service will open late 2017. The Calhoun Village location will close.
Hy-Vee adds even more grab-and-go items in its new Lakeville store opening Tuesday, as well as a fast fashion boutique.
It's possible that somewhere in a lifetime of accumulation lies a down payment on a new car, a weekend getaway or dinner at a nice restaurant.
The business is part of a growing industry that aims to provide thrills by letting people try out machinery that would normally be available only to trained specialists. In Minnesota, you can operate a battle tank, fly in a fighter jet simulator or drive a firetruck.
Burch's brand, which personifies a preppy bohemian look, has ascended quickly since she launched in 2004.
A springtime trip shows that Viking River Cruises is upholding its quality of service, even as it expands.
But even as beer drinkers celebrate their constantly growing range of choices, caution signs are starting to appear.
The new owner, a Chicago company, will retain locations and employees.
Arthur Anselmo recognized himself in Rudyard Kipling's poem "If.""If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same/ … Yours…
Sale of 1977 Robert Whitman photo of Prince will aid Mpls. College of Art & Design
The husband of Marilyn Carlson Nelson went from the operating room to boardroom.
A new Cub takes on Hy-Vee in Oakdale as metro shopping options grow.
The taxes and financial hassle of an estate going through probate court ought to be enough to convince anyone -- even those with modest estates -- to have your affairs in order.
If Uber can transport Dan Miller when he travels, and Instacart delivers his groceries, why not a mobile app to pick up dry cleaning in…
Saks Off 5th, the outlet store of the Saks Fifth Avenue, is reopening Thursday in downtown Minneapolis, just across the street from a location it…
Are we in the middle class wearing blinders about retirement? We’re told that more than 60 percent of Americans have less than $25,000 saved for…
After almost 30 years, the Maggie and Mary's line is close to an overnight success with help from QVC and Sam's Club.
Schussler Creative is expanding its Boathouse restaurant to China after a successful year in Orlando's Disney Springs.
As Hubert White menswear turns 100, its longevity can be traced to staff, luck and a willingness to expand beyond suits and ties.
At Saturday's event, consumers can meet with six vendors and compare their contracts.
The vast majority of loyalty programs are free to consumers, but Restoration Hardware home furnishings stores recently joined a growing number of retailers to start charging a fee to get the rewards of shopping loyalty.
The warehouse retailer will then make the full switch to Citigroup Visa.
He designed homes that aimed to enhance residents' well-being
Sports fans — the group of consumers least likely to be cord cutters — just got a new temptation to drop cable or satellite TV.
When luxury retailers sell a simple gray T-shirt for about $100, it boggles the mind that it imitates Aldi and refuses to have store phone numbers.
The 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show has a roomful of electric vehicles, supplanting past years' Green Room.
Opitz Outlet, the popular Twin Cities discount boutique for designer clothing, is setting up shop in Minneapolis.An Annex store, similar to the one in St.…
The discount grocer said a test run in Minnesota was a hit.
Craft sodas have flourished in the rise of local and "craft" products, from beers to chocolates and other foods.
The Davenport, Iowa-based department store will occupy a two-story, 140,000-square-foot expansion space at the mall, Pat Trudgeon, Roseville city manager, said Wednesday.
Many World War II veterans kept silent about their experience. Lynn Elling used the horrors he witnessed in war to try to end future ones.…
What's spring break without the enticement of a time-share? Should you take the bait and get a freebie in exchange for four hours of your vacation?
When scientists last September heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, they did it with a high-performance cluster of computers designed and built by Nor-Tech
The St. Louis Park company offers itemized packages to end sticker shock.
On Monday, all Chipotle restaurants are closing until midafternoon, missing the lunchtime rush, for employees to receive health and food safety training after customers in Minnesota and elsewhere.
The Texas retailer opens a location in Burnsville with plenty of fanfare and more than 3,000 accent pillows.
Best Buy joins Hennepin County and Carver County and many other government recycling agencies across the country that now charge nominal fees for disposal.
The restaurant kept most of its features but lost water elements as it starts fresh
When I attempted to become a financial planner years ago, I realized that a successful adviser has to be a good salesperson first and an educator and adviser second.
He spent his early career in the family business before buying Harold department store.
With prices far below their peak, no one is rushing to get cash for old jewelry.
WSI Sports in Eagan will supply layers for Sunday's subzero temps.
Outdoors retailers have struggled to sell cold-weather gear so far
As procrastination reigns, Super Saturday could eclipse Black Friday.
There’s good news for consumers this holiday season. The chances of getting many happy returns after Christmas have improved a bit. According to the annual…
Target Corp. and CVS Health Corp. announced Wednesday the completion of CVS' acquisition of Target's pharmacy and clinic businesses for $1.9 billion.
Last-minute holiday shoppers won't find "Made in Minnesota" on a gift card they snap up in the next few days, but chances are it was.
Retailer could join the growing list if it isn't given the OK to raise its ceilings.
The company is holding the first of what will likely become an annual warehouse sale on Saturday.
Site crashes aside, Cyber Monday's likely $3B in sales underscored retail's evolution.
There were no “doorbuster deals” and no one busting down the door at the Patina lifestyle store in south Minneapolis on the morning of Black…
Families making retail stops an annual tradition as officials say Thanksgiving sales were promising.
For 13 years, Magers & Quinn has opened on Thanksgiving, but now it has critics
Time waits for no one, including a spiritualist philosopher who studied the afterlife extensively. Carl Weschcke told many friends he expected to live to age…
Rainbow is out. Hy-Vee is in. The Twin Cities supermarket scene is the most competitive it's been in a decade.
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