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Website slowdowns and out-of-stock items were a concern as customers swarmed to electronics.
Families making retail stops an annual tradition as officials say Thanksgiving sales were promising.
Some malls that went nonstop in recent years will close for a bit after having Thanksgiving hours.
They don't actually hover, but hoverboards are the hottest hard-to-get item for the holidays.
A dedicated team monitors and responds to social media chatter.
The retailer predicts electronics will struggle over the holidays.
The company’s stock slipped 4 percent after the results were reported.
Minnesotans remembered Bruce Dayton for building one of the state’s most successful companies, helping its political leaders navigate tough choices and bringing the world’s finest…
Under new chief Brian Cornell, the company has brought in more outside members to its leadership.
Best Buy is joining a growing list of retailers who are sticking with their same Black Friday plans from last year by opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time it did last year.
“We think it’s all going to be about drones and Star Wars” this holiday season, said Julie Guggemos, a Target senior vice president. So does the FAA.
For Target, Wal-Mart and other big retailers, what worked well last year is the plan for this year.
It’s one of several upgrades and new services the Mall of America is rolling out in advance of the holiday shopping season, when the mall’s corridors are at their busiest and stores ring up their biggest sales.
After picking itself up from a disaster in Canada, Target is once again testing the international waters. Only this time, the Minneapolis-based retailer is embarking on a much cheaper and faster expansion through online channels.
Best Buy, the nation’s largest electronics retailer, announced Thursday that it will offer free shipping on all items starting Sunday through January 2.
Partnership with accelerator firm will nurture start-ups.
They haven’t been brought in to solve a specific problem or challenge. Rather, their mission is more open-ended. It’s to push Target to think broadly and find new opportunities at a time when brick-and-mortar retailers are facing unprecedented pressure and change.
Retailer will sell fitness bands for kids, with $10 going to UNICEF.
The service will cost $7.99 per delivery for members of the Amazon Prime loyalty program.
An upcoming overhaul aims to make Target’s grocery department into more of a destination instead of an afterthought. But it’s already taking longer than expected to figure out.
Target joins Best Buy in becoming one of the first national retailers to offer Apple's smartwatch.
The company will also match prices when customers order merchandise online.
The electronics retailer this past week began testing a 350-square-foot vending machine on steroids. Inside its glass walls, a robotic yellow arm, which the company named Chloe, retrieves merchandise that customers order from touch screens.
Anu Gupta, who worked at Safeway and Michaels, will be in charge of ‘operational excellence.’
The sandbox in the front yard of Gordon E. Batdorf’s house was a favorite hangout for kids on his block. After all, he always had…
Target CEO Brian Cornell has been all about the big picture. Now, he wants to go back to basics to get the little things right.
Instacart’s initial delivery area will include most of Minneapolis, a small portion of St. Paul and some western suburbs.
At annual meeting, employees to get incentives to improve their health
Retailer will shift focus from Redcard education donations to wellness.
The clothing line, a fixture at the retailer since 1997, will be gone in 2017.
Christopher & Banks Corp.’s stock tumbled 14 percent Thursday, extending a decline that wiped out half its value over the past month, after executives…
Best Buy, known for adding store-within-a-store to its outlets, is becoming one starting in early November. The retailer will primarily offer Samsung products.
The new service is possible because the company’s distribution center in Shakopee has opened.
Delivery through DoorDash began Thursday in Minneapolis, expands to St. Paul next week.
Technology units had been spared in earlier layoffs while a new executive assessed the structure.
Brian Cornell has jolted the company since taking over a year ago, but he says he’s at Target for the long haul.
The problem clouded the retailer’s better-than-expected second-quarter profit report.
John Mulligan, finance chief since 2012, will step into new role as chief operating officer.
Target Corp, which has slimmed down its Twin Cities headquarters workforce in recent months, will sell its west campus building near the border of St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
Executives zero in on changes in operations, such as testing out deliveries of groceries.
The retailer said gender references for products will remain on Target.com to accommodate online searches.
Target Corp. is taking the next step to integrate smartphones into shopping via a system that alerts customers to deals and reviews as they walk through a store.
The name change is to reduce customer confusion.
Items on Best Buy’s website can now be paid for with rewards points stacked up in American Express.
Alan Wizemann oversaw the successful Cartwheel retail app.
Apple runs the highest-performing stores in all of retail, but it still needs Best Buy. The latest proof is Sunday’s announcement that Best Buy…
Mall officials are still courting luxury retailers even as they prepare to open the first stage next month.
The crayon maker announced what it described as a 60,000-square-foot presence at Bloomington’s megamall.
The offer seemed too good to be true — and it was.For at least a couple of hours late Tuesday night, Best Buy’s website allowed…
The retailer’s last day in the landmark downtown Minneapolis building is July 26.
The retailer will use the space in San Francisco as a lab to see how it might replicate some of the storytelling and customer education aspects in its 1,800 big-box store and on its website.
Target’s former commercial furniture business, under new owners, is rebranded as Atmosphere.
Companies question if they should retain partnership benefits if all may marry.
It will add roughly 200 mini-shops within stores to sell the South Korean firm’s appliances.
Independent advisers are divided in recommendations on board votes just a week before the retailer’s annual meeting.
Target Corp. laid off 140 more people at its Minneapolis headquarters this morning, in a move that was more precisely influenced by the needs of its new structure than larger reductions had been earlier this year.
Further focus on core business may lead to more layoffs.
System is set to be ready by the holiday season, with mall’s new smartphone app.
The company announced the moves Tuesday night after prematurely announcing them during trading hours earlier in the day.
CEO Hubert Joly highlights increase in sales, plans for retooling and cuts
Richard Solly knew firsthand about illness and human suffering, having battled Crohn’s disease, cancer and alcoholism during his lifetime. In fact, he came so close…
Brian Cornell said that while Target is in the midst of major upheaval that has meant the loss of more than 2,000 jobs in the Twin Cities, it is here to stay and will keep giving 5 percent of its pretax profits to local communities.
The cut is smaller as a portion of the overall workforce than was seen at the Twin Cities headquarters earlier this year.
Kit and Ace opens Thursday in the North Loop and is coming to the Mall of America this fall.
The Department 56 die-hards who still line up to have their miniature holiday villages signed by their artists are dominated by a graying set.…
The proposed $19 million settlement between MasterCard and Target over the Minneapolis-based retailer’s 2013 data breach has been voided after not enough banks signed off on the plan.
Strong sales of TVs, appliances and smartphones drove Best Buy Co. to better-than-expected results in its first quarter, offsetting slower sales of computers and tablets.
Quarterly profit rose more than expected after new CEO Cornell’s plan to re-emphasize cheap-chic products paid off.
Amazon has decided to forgo $1.2 million in tax incentives in Shakopee so that money can be funneled instead toward higher-than-expected costs for road improvements near its proposed distribution center.
It’s part of the retailer’s push into the fashion world of electronics, this time for men.
The transaction will keep the business based in Minneapolis.
Unlike many other delivery services in the area, Postmates will deliver virtually any item from a retail store or restaurant. And it promises to do so at any hour of the day.
Cullen Byington is still not quite sure why he decided to take a photograph of himself with the big red balls outside of Target stores…
The two big retailers are taking 25 of the 133 stores Target closed recently.
Federal judge cannot stop out-of-court agreement related to the data breach.
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