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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.
Opening is set for 10:45 a.m. Thursday, in time for lunch.
If the thrift store closes by Jan. 31, it will be at the busiest time in its history.
The bookseller's "retail-tainment" concept includes a restaurant and bar at its new spot in the Galleria.
Small Business Saturday kicks off a holiday season that for many retailers can make up 40 percent of revenue.
The National Retail Federation says 68 percent of stores reported the Friday after Thanksgiving as their biggest sales day of the holiday season last year.
Amanda LaGrange dumped the title “Tech Dump.” When the CEO of the nonprofit Tech Dump, a St. Paul-based collector and recycler of used, obsolete and…
As his life grew short, Art Eaton thanked his doctors and nurses in the hospital for their kindness and care. His politeness and good humor…
A new go kart/gaming space and a Sugarfina candy store also are planned.
"This is a pivotal time in Famous Dave's history," Chief Financial Officer Dexter Newman said, as he and other new executives begin the latest effort to revive the barbecue chain.
No audition is needed, just a video shot on a smartphone.
Consumers are attracted to the sales for their exclusive "here today, gone tomorrow" concept.
With remodelings on the rise as U.S. homes age, repurposing and reselling the outgoing materials is in demand.
The pillows are sold on QVC, infomercials and in malls, but claims of a health benefit have been dropped.
The rival's new offer is simpler to get, but it's still not instant.
The Twin Cities region is just starting to see competition among app-based services that offer snow removal, lawn mowing and leaf raking.
Scream Town in Chaska is getting national recognition, but it's far from a part-time job for its founder.
Twin Cities' fans of Tim Hortons coffee shop and restaurant, your Timbits and Triple Triples will arrive next month.
Executives expect revenue to begin growing again in the second half of its fiscal year.
Switching from cable and satellite TV to streaming services is more difficult than most people expected.
Supervalu had been trying to split off or sell the discounter for about a year.
Edina's Southdale is again blazing a trail for shopping malls, this time in how to reshape themselves amid competition from online shopping and home delivery.
The new CEO is a longtime franchisee and former senior vice president of operations.
Thymes and Mississippi's DPM Fragrance are now called Curio and the firm is based in Minneapolis
Benning's exit comes as an investor seeks changes.
Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading and Total Wine join Hy-Vee and Hobby Lobby
Minnesota remained awash in water Saturday in the wake of last week’s heavy rains, with lakes and rivers brimming and roads still closed in some…
Crews with a bulldozer punched a hole in the building before court order stopped demolition.
The Ryder Cup megastore is open four days before the golfing begins.
Famous Dave's gives menu, look, takeout a refresh
As a way to gain consumers, JonnyPops worked its product into cafeterias.
Tim Hortons, the coffee and doughnut shop Canadians love, is set to open its first Twin Cities location in Minneapolis' Dinkytown.Steve Young, owner of a…
Customers watch videos online instantly, instead of waiting with cable shows.
If it were remodeled inside and its roof repaired outside, the revenue it is likely to get from just three screens is not enough to pay a mortgage and other costs, owners of other Twin Cities theaters say.
Maple Grove Golden Corral plans to fill in the gaps that Old Country Buffet left behind.
Six showrooms will open Friday, with more to open in early fall.
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.
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