Retail + Hospitality

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

Target shareholders re-elect entire board at annual meeting

All 10 members of Target’s board of directors were re-elected at the company’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The directors were retained despite...

June 11, 2014

Liza Lampi

A Meeting Planner To Know: Liza Lampi

Event Planner and Founder, Eventive Meetings

June 11, 2014

Best Buy Aims To Capitalize As Amazon Halts Pre-Orders

The company reminded its Twitter followers that certain movies, which currently aren't available for preorder on, can still be ordered from Best Buy.

June 11, 2014

Super Bowl perks go 'way overboard,' says Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton has added his voice to the chorus of critics who think the NFL was a bit greedy in asking for dozens of free perks from the Super Bowl host city — which will be Minneapolis...

June 10, 2014

Loose-Wiles Building

Mpls' North Loop Attracts More Office Tenants

The Loose-Wiles Building quickly went from vacant to 94 percent full in Minneapolis’ fast-growing North Loop neighborhood.

June 10, 2014

LuAnn Via

Christopher & Banks’ Stock Jumps On Higher Profits

The retailer’s profits grew even as same-store sales dipped; shares of the company’s stock climbed on the news.

June 10, 2014

Lots of pushback on Super Bowl bid details

The NFL’s long and expensive list of demands tied to Minneapolis’ bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018  has raised many eyebrows and cast some of the major players in an unflattering...

June 09, 2014

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