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Candyland Stays In The Sweet Spot

Rising prices put pressure on a store that relies on volume, not margins.

November 25, 2015


Extended Play: How Music Exclusives Drive CD Sales At Retailers

Physical media is still a big business for Target and Best Buy.

November 25, 2015

Nicollet Mall

Is The Nicollet Mall Bus Detour A Bust Or Boon For Business?

The results are mixed.

November 25, 2015


MSP: A Meetings Mecca

The Twin Cities are enjoying a strong run for meetings and events, which are powering the hospitality industry to robust health.

November 25, 2015

Shop Your Values

Business Group Pushes Paid Sick Leave In Minneapolis With "Shop Your Values" Campaign

Small business owners affiliated with the group Main Street Alliance are asking the public to patronize places run by those who support the proposed policy.

November 25, 2015

Red Wing Pottery closing downtown showroom; owners cite harassment

The owners of Red Wing Pottery surprised the town Tuesday by announcing they’re closing the company’s showroom after decades on Main Street. Bruce and Irene Johnson, who saved the...

November 24, 2015

GQ names North Loop clothier one of America's best independent stores

The sons of Gov. Mark Dayton are getting some national recognition – but not for the reasons politicians’ kids usually make headlines. Eric and Andrew Dayton are the owners and proprietors of...

November 23, 2015


Target Announces Cyber Monday Deals As Holiday Shopping Kicks Off

The company is moving aggressively to improve online sales during a key shopping period.

November 23, 2015

At least 3 dead in attack on Mali hotel; MN-based Carlson sets up contact line

At least three people are dead and more than 125 people trapped after an attack on a West African hotel. The Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, was attacked Friday around 7 a.m. their time...

November 20, 2015


Best Buy Joins Chorus Of Weary Retail Outlook For Holiday Season

Best Buy made positive strides in online sales during its third quarter, but showed signs of struggle to overcome its strong electronics sales from 2014.

November 19, 2015

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