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The Aira service uses a phone app to connect visually impaired people with an agent who helps guide them through public spaces. It's now available for free in 600 Target stores.
In her first Black Friday as CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry made a point of trying to shake every employee’s hand as a line…
Richfield-based electronics retailer raises profit outlook for year.
The Awood Center is one of 40-plus diverse groups forming Athena.
It's a stark reversal from earlier this decade, when many questioned whether Minnesota's two big-box chains would withstand Amazon.
A leap in clothing sales and success in its delivery options helped Target post stronger Q3 results.
Target is suing its insurance company for denying claims to reimburse Target for tens of millions of dollars it paid out as part of settlements over the retailer's 2013 data breach.
More shoppers are happy buying previously owned gifts and apparel — for the story, the price or the environment.
Best Buy is making hundreds of the deals from its Black Friday ad available through Sunday, including Apple doorbusters such as saving up to $300…
Target is holding its Black Friday preview sale this Friday and Saturday, a week later than last year with Thanksgiving also falling later on the…
The moves are part of the Richfield-based electronic chain's annual churn as it re-evaluates its store portfolio as leases come up for renewal.
The scholarship will fund higher education for teens who studied at its tech centers.
Dayton hopes to parlay brand into a national player.
Target will spend extra $50M to boost employee hours and training this season.
Retailer says its offer will apply to 99% of customers making purchases online.
Associates will still wear the signature blue shirts, but they won't have to tuck them in.
He discovered his role as "Santa Dan" in his 50s, and he felt that was his life's calling.
Entrepreneur Angie Bastian offered inspiration and a road map at Twin Cities Startup Week.
The Minneapolis-based retailer also named Michael Fiddelke as chief financial officer.
The Minneapolis-based retailer will both provide stock and fulfill orders for the venture.
The retailer's $250K gift to the U will help fund program scholarships and more.
N.Y.-based payday-advance firm plans to hire 100 employees for its new Minneapolis office.
The Richfield-based retailer wants to grow its business helping people use and increase their technology purchases.
But Minnesota law bars lease-to-own program for credit-challenged shoppers.
Matchstick Ventures is looking for opportunities in underserved regions.
Last year, Target was the biggest holiday employer of any brick-and-mortar retail chain, and this year it plans to boost its holiday hiring.
Investors have been worried about how new rounds of tariffs to go into effect in upcoming months will affect Best Buy.
Retailer will add in-store shops to 25 locations, including Maple Grove.
The surge came after Minneapolis-based Target announced a 17% gain in profit for its fiscal second quarter and a 3.4% jump in comparable sales. Executives also raised their profit outlook for the rest of the year.
The space started by former Target employees is meant to be a hub for experimenting with new concepts.
The retailer's drive to revamp and update its house brands has now reached the grocery section. Executives say the new Good & Gather products won't have artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic colors or high-fructose corn syrup.
CEO Brian Cornell, during his five years on the job, has taken a measured approach to the retailer's turnaround.
The 'Red Tab' label will appear in 50 stores later this month.
They're young and smart, and Target is tapping their energy and ideas in a new business accelerator.
Iconic pieces to be reissued to celebrate 20 years of collaborations with big names.
The 13-year veteran replaces Corie Barry, who was promoted to chief executive last month.
Organizers say pace at Shakopee plant is too fast and employees are getting hurt
This is Insignia's second lawsuit against a News Corp. subsidiary; the media giant settled the first in 2011.
Richard “Dick” Bancroft combined his lifelong hobby of taking pictures with his passion for social justice to become the unofficial photographer of the American Indian…
The senior executive vice president said the timing is right while the company is doing well.
CDs are on their way out at the nation's largest retailers. But some audiophiles and enthusiasts hang on to them. And they're about half of the revenue at stores like Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.
As students head back to school, Target wants to supply more of their dorm decor and supplies.
It will use the money to further expand its efforts to modernize and improve how retailers monitor their supply chains.
New app Gravy, launched by veteran local entrepreneurs, wins over millennials with energy, suspense, competition.
The eyeglass maker's success has it heading for its own location.
Founder, partners build The Yoga Center Retreat to house classes and revive a teacher-training program.
Caroline Wanga, the company's chief diversity officer, said her message is clear: Be yourself.
Buoyed by a stronger economy, many of Minnesota's largest retailers had a better-than-expected 2017 and are gearing up for another strong year of sales.
Company said it will submit a plan on how it will regain compliance.
750 items in Made by Design line patterned to be functional, clean.
Retailer focuses on niches overlooked by bigger brands.
While the Twin Cities was not a finalist for Amazon's second headquarters, the region has still become a magnet for the company, which now employs more than 2,300 people in Minnesota.
The electronics retailer, which has been at the giant mall since 2008, will close
The retailer's sales soared, but skittish investors held back as share price tumbled.
Changes the retailer has made have attracted customers, taken toll on profit.
Best Buy is launching a subscription service that applies to all devices.
While it can often be difficult to sum up a person’s life and work in a few phrases, it is especially so for Ronald L.…
It's also is expanding the service nationwide.
In the federal lawsuit, Burberry says the Minneapolis-based retailer used its plaid style in scarves.
Marketing focuses on blue-shirt experts instead of price guarantees.
The long-term care company's goal is to help seniors live healthier lives by providing life coaching or home care.
Target had low expectations going into last year but ended up performing better than expected as overall consumer spending improved.
It already employs about 150 people who work in the North Loop on transportation technology, delivery services and Amazon web services.
In recognition of Best Buy's performance that outperformed some of its peers, the board gave Joly an 8.5 percent boost in his base salary.
Amazon's growing foothold in the Twin Cities has raised eyebrows as it's moved into the home turf of two major retail rivals, Target Corp. and Best Buy Co., creating more competition to recruit and retain tech workers.
Most analysts agree that physical shopping, like manufacturing before it, is heading toward more automation. You can see the transition already with more self-checkout lanes and newer scan-and-go options.
Analysts say Evine's boomer audience makes it attractive to Amazon and others.
Footwear was expected to lead Hunter collection.
Deal is the latest project in decade-old collaboration between rival retailers.
Parent company Bon-Ton also could close the Younkers store in Duluth.
Eight new cosmetics brands soon to be in the beauty aisles of Minneapolis-based Target. For most of these brands, which started out online, this will be the first time they will be sold in stores.
Company received a round of $1.4 million and has plans to expand to Wisconsin and Iowa in coming weeks.
Brad Anderson says he didn't know Secure America Now was involved in the ads. His $25,000 donation was meant as support for Israel, he says.
The 36,000-square foot store will open in a suburb north of Salt Lake City.
The complaint, which includes grievances from more than a decade ago, allows for job applicants to reapply for Target positions or seek a financial award.