Retail + Hospitality

First tiny TargetExpress prepares to open

Target is preparing to open its smallest store ever later this month. MPR News reports the 20,000 square foot prototype will open on July 27 in Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota. Called &...

July 05, 2014

The Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka

Denver Firm Buys 3rd MN Hotel, Plans $10M Upgrade

Sage Hospitality bought the Marriott in Minnetonka on Tuesday and plans to invest at least $10 million into upgrading the property.

July 02, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe Seeks 150 Workers For MOA Location

As the Hard Rock Cafe prepares to return to the Twin Cities in mid-August, it’s looking to hire 150 new employees.

July 02, 2014

Target guest with gun

Amid Debate, Target Takes Stand Against Guns In Stores

Interim CEO John Mulligan on Wednesday responded to the recent controversy of customers bringing guns into Target stores.

July 02, 2014

Target gets skin in the beauty game with new high-end products

Target is making eyes at customers seeking higher-end skin care products. The Minneapolis-based retailer gave its beauty department a makeover this spring, with remodeled counters, trained...

June 25, 2014

Target Accused Of Infringing On Priceline Founder's Patent

An owner of many patents (with a history of suing big retailers) is accusing Target's online subscription service of patent infringement.

June 24, 2014

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

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