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Fast-growing grocer has built a $5 million IT workspace with free snacks, gym and a "Big Bang Theory" lounge.
Twin Cities nonprofits have kept the Super Bowl leftovers from landfills.
It's a growing trend in retail, and Supervalu says it will be "unlike anything you'll see in any Cub."
Same-store sales climbed slightly, but overall sales continued to slide.
The business started as part of a college entrepreneurship class, with a mission to improve the lives of kids battling cancer.
Maplewood store will stay open, Supervalu says.
Macy's Backstage will take up the first floor of its Maplewood full-line store starting March 24.
North Loop retail is losing Filson and Shinola to the Galleria in Edina.
He was responsible for implementing the 1957 Special Education Law that required education services be provided for children and youths with disabilities.
Supervalu responds that it is already reshaping itself to emphasize its stronger business.
Cold-weather gear specialist WSI is getting ready to change seasons
Retailers see an uptick in returns after the game.
Ex-employees remember the store and its iconic owl with affection.
Eyebobs will open new stores in Mall of America and Orlando this year.
The stores, which will close on Jan. 27, put merchandise on sale now.
The store in Moorhead, Minn., will also close. They'll reopen Friday and remain for a few weeks until permanently closing.
The retail division, including its main banner Cub Foods, gave up more sales.
With jobs posted now, CMX looks to begin service by March.
MindWare, maker of brainy toys, outperformed other such firms this holiday.
MSP has been earning plaudits for its revamped shopping options for travelers
After spending six years in the NFL as a quarterback, including a stint with the Vikings in 2006 and 2007, Brooks Bollinger struggled to find…
Magician Matt Dunn of Plymouth has re-created scenes from the 1989 "Cinderella" show in his front yard.
The nonprofit group hopes to start accepting donations next month and open its new thrift store in February.
From the ashes of the Gander Mountain bankruptcy, a new store will emerge Wednesday in Lakeville.Gander Outdoors opens midafternoon in the same location at 16861…
Delivery service now available at all stores.
Retailers say the secret to Frasier Fir is the scent's ability to evoke fond memories.
Get a second or third opinion when costly furnace repairs or replacements are suggested.
'Game Show Battle Rooms' mixes game-show nostalgia, participation in a novel team-building activity
Home improvement liquidator MN Home Outlet makes its deals last all week.
Behind all the excitement of a bargain buy can be a product that isn't up to standard.
Fiorentino died Sept. 30 at age 94 after a short illness.
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.
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