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Retailers hope that is a signal that people will come out for the rest of the season after Mall of America, other stores and online sites all saw robust traffic.
Retailers expected consumers to be choosier with their dollars to officially start the holiday shopping season.
From grocery stores to malls, there are few options open on Turkey Day but plenty of extended hours Black Friday.
The Edina Target is one of the locations no longer allowing an unlimited number of items at kiosks where customers check out themselves.
Best Buy saw comparable sales drop nearly 7% in the third quarter, and while it eked out better profits, it lowered its guidance for the crucial end of the year.
Malls across the U.S. that are thriving are those with high-end retail stores and places for date nights or family fun.
The Minneapolis-based retailer said consumers continue to be cautious with their dollars but did spend more on back-to-school and Halloween.
The toy chain is set to open its second standalone brick-and-mortar store in the U.S. this week.
Both Minnesota companies report quarterly earnings in the next few weeks, and sales are expected to be down.
The Minneapolis-based company says the move will simplify business and increase liquidity as it navigates through a busy holiday season.
Twin Cities thrift and vintage store managers offer tips on how to snag the best finds, and provide creative and bargain gifts for people on your list.
It will be the first time Apple Fitness+ will have full integration of its content through another partner gym's virtual platform.
Best Buy will host live video events on TalkShopLive on Nov. 1, 8 and 15.
External theft is just one part of a complicated loss equation for retailers as they work to reduce losses from operational errors while improving customer experience.
Payroll costs have ballooned over the past year because of mandatory minimum wage hikes, benefits additions and increased wage competition.
Target has not said who will take on the role of chief operating officer for John Mulligan after he steps down in 2025.
After the holidays, Best Buy customers won't be able to find DVDs and Blu-rays on the retailer's shelves or online.
U.S. holiday retail sales should increase as much as 4.6% and total as much as $1.56 trillion from November to January, according to a Deloitte study.
Best Buy is launching a new website for customers to order devices like glucose-monitoring machines.
Nicollet Mall is again the epicenter of downtown's revitalization, with hybrid work having sapped foot traffic and pushing retail vacancy rates to about 39%.
Black entrepreneurs and equity advocates in the Twin Cities sense much of the fervor around the "buy Black" movement has cooled, but progress is still possible.
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Retailers cutting their losses in big cities already facing post-pandemic challenges is yet another hurdle for major downtowns hoping to re-establish their vitality.
Mobile flash sales promise savings on limited gizmos during the highly promotional holiday season.
The Minneapolis-based company will close locations in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area effective Oct. 21.
The sale, which doesn't include the anchor stores, comes after city leaders had criticized its former owners for failing to maintain it.
The collection will include more than 200 pieces with prices starting at $15 and the majority of items under $40.
The program with Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System has added some consistent demand beyond the volatile electronics market to Best Buy's bottom line.
Time restrictions — which the gym said health plans' discounted rates have driven — will apply only to seniors with access through their insurance.
Already a successful Twin Cities businessman when he joined the partnership that revived the Canterbury horse racing track, Schenian died on Aug. 25 at age 82.
Leaders of the Richfield-based chain said they expected comparable sales to drop 4.5% to 6% this fiscal year, revised from the prior guidance of a decline of 3% to 6%.
The bankruptcy court-approved $55 million transaction opens a new chapter for the former iMedia channel.
That, combined with continued cost-cutting by shoppers, made for the first decline in comparable sales since spring 2017, although profit still jumped.
Many Wall Street analysts and investors think the controversy surrounding Target's Pride collection could have turned some consumers off from the Minneapolis retailer, denting traffic and sales numbers.
The Richfield retailer has adjusted its strategy for stores, workers and new products.
The digital photo company announced at the beginning of the year that it would cut about 100 employees at the facility as a cost-saving measure.
Cracking glass holders have caused minor injuries.
Some consumers are choosing to make purchases in installments as they try to manage their budgets and avoid credit card interest.
With inflation still high and a recession looming, many families could turn to Buy Nothing social media groups and secondhand options to find school supplies.
A subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp initiated foreclosure proceedings against the owners of Crossroads Center mall.
As the future of Buy Buy Baby remains uncertain, local retailers offer the only places to try a range of baby merchandise.
The company defaulted on a key loan and filed bankruptcy papers in Delaware.
Mall of America filed an eviction complaint stating the franchise had nearly $75,000 of unpaid rent since January of this year.
The AGs said Target's decision sends a message that "hateful and disruptive conduct can cause even large corporations to succumb to ... bullying."
The remodel will include the southeast portion of the mall where a Kowalski's grocery store will open soon.
Nearly a third of all downtown office space is dark, a rate not seen in decades and even outpacing the financial woes following the dot-com bubble and the Great Recession.
Owner Bob White is retiring and will shutter the 107-year-old family business located in the IDS Center along Nicollet Mall in August.
No buses and looser liquor rules were among the recommendations put forth by a task force of advisers that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey assembled.
Supervisors at the grocery chain allegedly took down union literature in the employee break room.
The man died after crashing south of Albert Lea.
A "bear swiped at her, striking her in several places," according to the Minnesota DNR.
The crashes occurred in Anoka and Freeborn counties on a traditionally big motorcycling weekend.
Analysts and company leaders expected electronics to be a hard sell early this year but think a rebound could come within the year.
The Minneapolis-based retailer is still selling swimwear made for the transgender community but is no longer selling products from a brand that critics say expresses "Satanist" views.
The former department store could be the site of several uses.
Target received 137 reports of the candle jars breaking during use, which caused at least six injuries.
Peter Bian, with wife Linda Cao, made his mother's authentic Chinese recipe into a sought-after Twin Cities dish.
Walmart raised its predictions for the rest of the year as Target prepares for a decline.
Target beat Wall Street's expectations, but executives say shoppers are cutting back on splurges and focusing on essential goods.
The Twin Cities offer several environmentally friendly ways to rid yourself of obsolete phones, laptops and other electronic devices.
The pending sale, plus a potential infusion of grant money from the city, could help revamp the languishing shopping complex.
The Richfield-based electronics retailer will offer such bonuses as free shipping and tech support, depending on membership level.
Several large stores closures in the Twin Cities — from Bed Bath & Beyond to David's Bridal — could free up storefronts in a retail market with few vacancies.
The Crossroads Center in St. Cloud continues to operate despite its owners' struggles, but it could be put up at a foreclosure auction or sold.
Life Time reported profit of $27.5 million for the first three months of the year.
The company had fallen out of compliance with Nasdaq Global Market and was at risk of delisting.
After more than 30 years, the Nicollet Mall farmers market is gone for good from the pedestrian corridor. But downtown leaders say there are plans to add more activities in its stead.
Layoffs and store closings are being reported across the country as the wedding-dress chain files for bankruptcy.
Revisions in state law allow entrepreneurs to make more money selling homemade food without a license.
Stores including Target and Best Buy have strengthened safety measures but worry that might deter customers.
In the past three years, Best Buy's employee numbers have declined by approximately 25,000 people or 20%.
Blue Point Capital Partners is the new owner of the company that focuses on cheap but stylish reading glasses.
The company is also still working on a plan to avoid delisting from the NASDAQ stock exchange for not meeting its minimum bid requirement of $1.
The media company has scheduled its full-year and fourth-quarter earnings release for Wednesday.
The Minneapolis retailer has the opportunity to expand its customer base as it leans into its more than 45 brands, retail experts say.