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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.
Will Southdale become a place to shop, sweat — and swim? Life Time is considering adding a fitness center in the space currently occupied by…
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.
Famous Dave’s of America Inc. reported it lost nearly $1 million in the last three months of 2016, an improvement over the year-ago period but…
Cub said the change to a Thursday to Wednesday cycle will mean fewer out-of-stock items for Saturday shoppers.
No immediate changes are planned, although plus sizes could be added in future.
The departure comes as Supervalu is under pressure from grocery-store competitors.
Prices on the figures used in the annual Santaland holiday exhibits range from $200 to $1,500 and can be found on the downtown store's fourth floor.
Nine more Twin Cities locations are in the pipeline — and it is looking at both downtowns.
When Pam Meyer was teaching in her Fridley classroom, it was difficult to know who enjoyed the experience more, Meyer or her students. “She made…
Len locations in Southdale, Mall of America, Rosedale and Ridgedale closed last week. The City Center was temporarily closed, but reopened Wednesday.
Surging numbers of Americans with roots in India, including Minnesotans, have Nila Chakraborty seeing red, green, yellow, blue and black.
Gander Mountain, the outdoor retailer based in St. Paul, is said to be preparing for bankruptcy, according to Reuters. A spokesman said that the company has no statement to offer at this time.
The “buy local” movement has a new ally. Herberger’s, which is part of the parent company Bon-Ton, is expanding its Close to Home program that…
The downtown Minneapolis store enters its final clearance phase, with the reopening of the building's fourth floor as space to sell furniture, fixtures and other backroom items.
Wire shelving is a thing of the past as new stores, like California Closets, step up
The candy company added a second production facility as well a new store.
Seek more than one opinion, especially if unit is red-tagged.
Seek more than one opinion, especially if unit is red-tagged.
Makers are on during the big football game, but they know QVC has rabid fans, too.
The company's adjusted profit fell in the September-to-November period.
Plans to expand the restaurant concept are now on hold.
March is the target for closing the landmark store, but no specific date has been set.
A Dairy Queen that opened in 1949 in Minneapolis has served its last Blizzard. The location at 3709 W. 50th St. closed on Saturday, at…
Bureau : BOGO promo was deceptive; firm says that campaign over in 2016.
The notion that stores are making it harder to take an item back no longer holds.
Fresh Thyme, Hy-Vee and Aldi are opening multiple locations in the metro area in 2017.
Clearly, they don’t play as much hockey in India as in Minnesota. When Smaaash Chief Executive Keshav Baljee spoke at a media event at Mall…
After-Christmas sale really means everything goes.
When the ugly sweater trend started about 15 years ago, their popularity spread among thrift shops, surplus stores and vintage apparel shops. Now mainstream retailers have spotted an opportunity, as what once seemed like a fad refuses to fade.
Smaaash founders see $12 million venture as ideal fit for mall.
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