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Even sale-averse Room & Board has added unprecedented free delivery and 0% financing.
A scaled-down version of the closed Broadway store in Minneapolis will also open soon.
First, the masks, now sheet cakes.Costco was one of the nation's first retailers to mandate wearing face masks. Now word has surfaced that its half-sheet…
Amid pandemic, more retailers find low-cost platform an asset.
Temporary buildings will go up at damaged sites to sell fresh food, supplies and pharmacy goods.
It is moving, but now 85% of the mall's stores have reopened after being shut down in March.
Minnesota officials are monitoring large warehouses, where coronavirus is spreading
A combination of factors has led to sales declines.
If the shoe fits, Hy-Vee is hoping consumers will want to buy it at a supermarket.Hy-Vee in April announced its partnership with DSW Designer Shoe…
Still, the small crowd seemed to find favorites among open storefronts.
The pandemic was the final blow; students will likely be able to transfer to a Bloomington school.
Kmart's liquidation sale stopped soon after it started with discounts ranging from 25% to 75% off merchandise as it wound down to the planned June 30 closure. Instead, the looting and violence that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police accelerated the closing.
With Cub, Target, two Aldi stores and many small markets damaged by rioting over the past week, Longfellow and about eight other neighborhoods have nearly…
Target's claim was denied that it deserved equal protection to Total Wine.
And wait times for drive-up drop-offs are declining, while shops expect pent-up demand.
Stores are reopening, but owners are hoping it is not too late to save them.
Averaging about $1.85 per gallon in the Twin Cities, it's the first time that gas has dipped below the $2 threshold for the holiday weekend since 2003.
Owners had been planning for inside dining with restrictions come June 1 and aren't sure limiting to outside will work.
The state is allowing all stores to open as long as they file safety plans and limit capacity to 50%.
Many of those working in the Twin Cities' nationally recognized food scene are saying that their industry is in big trouble and might never recover.
Gabberts will leave the Galleria with the move.
Crashes have dropped sharply under stay-at-home orders, saving insurers billions.
Comcast customers wondering when the cable provider would show some love during the stay-at-home order, pick up your remote.Through Sunday, Comcast pulls back the curtain…
Supermarkets are expanding their online ordering options and staffing to reduce wait times.
Hy-Vee will join Costco in beginning to impose limits on meat purchases in response to temporary shutdowns at beef, pork and poultry processing plants in Minnesota and across the country.
It's a lifeline but it is rarely profitable for small business.
It is the first such policy for a major national retailer, and it's already sparked debate.
More than half say they could be forced to close in 90 days if the stay-at-home is extended.
The supermarket joins retailers from Target and Walmart to Lunds & Byerlys and Kowalski's with the new policy.
Owners say a clarification from state allows under stay-at-home order, but several restrictions are in place.
CEO said the move provides more options to workers with varied shifts.
Here's just one sign of the toll: Of the more than 482,000 Minnesotans who have scrambled to apply for unemployment benefits since March 16, 400,000-plus of those applications are new accounts.
More than 16 million U.S. workers have lost their jobs in the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to scramble after losing a job. Here are things you need to know about getting help in Minnesota.
The move is one of many by supermarkets to protect both employees and shoppers from the coronavirus. Many are now making some aisles one-way to reduce congestion and further encourage social distancing.
"The speed at which this occurred went from zero to 400 in four days," Curt Funk, senior vice president of merchandising for Lunds & Byerlys, said of the buying sprees in the past month.
People who are moving or spring cleaning are piling stuff up or hiring junk haulers amid a shortage of centers.
Major grocery stores in Twin Cities all offer early hours for vulnerable populations.
A few retailers and restaurants with exterior entrances plan to stay open.
"Whenever the governor speaks, people think we're going to close," said Jennifer Schoenzeit, owner of Zipps Liquors in Minneapolis.
Ridgedale's owner said some tenants with exterior entrances remain open.
Stores and malls are in a tough spot, with few visitors and worried workers.
Workers get $2 more at Cub, other stores for "front-line" effort.
Many independent contractors and freelancers are ineligible for unemployment compensation. Nearly one in five Americans work full-time in such jobs.
Try to lower expenses, renegotiate rent, seek government help.
Total Wine's rivals benefit from state law that requires equal access to products
Downtown Minneapolis emptied out further as Target Corp., the largest employer, told its employees to work from home, if possible.
Big-box stores fill up with nest-building shoppers while restaurants and stores empty out downtown.
The deal for the retail space to close by August.
Originally known as Sierra Trading Post, it sells apparel, outdoor gear and home accessories.
Target is adding staff hours at each stores and suspending food samples.
The move is to satisfy customers' needs for quicker service.
Grocer is shutting down its fulfillment facility in Eagan with 3 others, delays store opening.
The drive-up restaurant will open mid-April, after owner found new team to operate it.
Two Twin Cities locations that closed previously will remain open.
Hand sanitizer, paper goods and medical masks are in short supply in stores around the metro and the nation.
West Elm furniture store is scaled to fit the needs of downtown Minneapolis residents.
Membership is also not required to buy prescriptions or alcohol at Costco or Sam's Clubs.
The retailer, which started here but is now a unit of a Las Vegas firm, declared bankruptcy late last year.
The St. Paul leather goods firm has undergone a lot of change but the winter event remains.
During a subzero cold spell last winter, clothing designer Salvia Lani went to work creating a cold-weather jean without the heft of flannel.
For Huxley Optical co-founder Ryan Polehonka, the mission is cool glasses and fair pricing.
High-end golf retailer PXG opens location at Southdale Center in Edina.
The companies will continue to operate separately, with all three Aero locations staying open.
In another sign that Twin Cities malls are finding creative ways to replace traditional tenants, both Rosedale and Southdale will add Kowalski's Markets in their…
Stores in Burnsville, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Woodbury will remain open.
Many supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores are closing earlier.
"We've always had chicken, but not enough people know about it," founder Dave Anderson said.
Former U football star known as tough, savvy and "a friend to everyone."
Pro wrestling promoter will stage a family-friendly show at Rosedale.
Management firm Hines is pulling out just as the mall faces loss of Gabberts.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores will host its most-anticipated sale of the year this weekend, just as shoppers are putting their holiday bills behind them and…
As they planned the All in Motion line, Target designers envisioned a logo representing "collective, inclusive movement." They found it in one developed for its predecessor 52 years ago.
Company is shifting away from ownership of salons.
The "lifestyle center" project will cost about $200 million, mall executives now say.
Beauty line based in Minneapolis to soon be carried in select Crate & Barrel stores.