Retail + Hospitality

2 MN Chains Named Among 10 Best Franchises In America

Plato’s Closet and Anytime Fitness ranked first and fifth, respectively, on Forbes' new list of best franchises.

June 24, 2014

Bath-And-Body Co. Thymes Focuses On Growth

With a new CEO and beefed-up corporate structure, Thymes has been adding products.

June 23, 2014

ValueVision Replaces CEO In Wake Of Proxy Battle

After shareholders elected several board members nominated by activist investor the Clinton Group, ValueVision said it has also appointed Mark Bozek as its new chief executive.

June 23, 2014

Carlson Buys Out Partner's Stake In Travel Business

Shortly after selling the TGI Fridays restaurant chain to increase its focus on its hotel and travel businesses, Carlson said it will assume 100 percent ownership of Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

June 23, 2014

What's Behind The Upheaval In The Twin Cities' Grocery Biz?

It's a case of market chaos.

June 20, 2014

Activist Investor Claims It Ousted Half Of ShopHQ’s Board

Before all the votes have been tallied, the Clinton Group announced that shareholders voted “overwhelmingly” for a change of four members of ValueVision’s board of directors.

June 19, 2014

Mpls' "70/30" Rule Leaves Restaurants At Risk Of Losing Licenses

Do the rules call for too much booze?

June 19, 2014

ValueVision, Investor Trade Barbs Before Shareholder Vote

Ahead of an annual shareholder meeting at which it hopes to win board seats, activist investor Clinton Group has made public three emails that decry management practices at ValueVision; meanwhile, ValueVision’s CEO called the allegations “simply not true and completely unfair.”

June 16, 2014

Checkout glitches plague Target stores nationwide

Target customers across the country waited in long lines because of a problem with cash registers on Sunday night, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Shortly after 11 p.m., the company said the...

June 15, 2014

Vikings, Relevent Sports announce partnership, pursue MLS team

The Minnesota Vikings announced a partnership with Relevent Sports, Wednesday, in an effort they hope will bring a Major League Soccer team to Minnesota. During a press conference Wednesday...

June 11, 2014

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