The new “experiential store” concept is working in Chicago, but can lululemon convince people to take yoga and meditation classes at Mall of America?
Corporations and nonprofits team up to help, and invite you and your company to join them.
The eyewear brand commissioned St. Paul artist Sam Kalda to create a mural for the new store.
"The store as we knew it is not reopening," Eric Dayton says. A new chapter starts this week with a "climate positive" parka.
How does a 19-year-old company known for funky magnifying glasses reposition itself as a major player in the optical industry? The head of Minneapolis-based Eyebobs reveals his vision.
Twenty seven years after opening MOA, Triple Five Group still believes in megamalls and bets on an even more jaw-dropping entertainment and shopping destination in New Jersey.
The 81-year-old actress explained what drives her to civil disobedience during an appearance at Manova Summit.
The most expensive Life Time ever built in Minnesota will include indoor soccer fields and other firsts.
Forge North is creating an entrepreneurship hub to keep the momentum going beyond Twin Cities Startup Week.
The two-year collaboration will include headwear featuring Disney, Pixar and Star Wars characters.
Developers of the Nicollet Mall landmark offer a glimpse at their progress and assurances that leases are in the works.
A look inside the furniture retailer's glamorous new three-level store and the strategy behind it.
Doors closed abruptly this week on the $12 million high-tech attraction that opened less than three years ago.
The store will test new technologies and feature brands including Kendra Scott and ThirdLove.
Engaging the customer is a fine goal, but know when to back off.
Twin Cities first: a spa that centers on bee therapy.
Two years after shuttering the last of the Len Druskin Inc. stores and declaring bankruptcy, the son of the local retail legend is starting over with a new men's shop.
CEO Brian Cornell and Target executive team touted culture and customer service.
Scaling is vital, and storytelling can help.
The hometown chain’s new leader brews up
a fresh recipe to stand out in a crowded field.
In a time of retail disruption, the fair has become a more reliable marketplace than the mall.
Following the bankruptcy of Len Druskin Inc., the trend spotter who built his dad's store into a local chain is back in business with a new men's boutique.
From grocery case to Target Field, business stories are everywhere we eat.
The anniversary collection will include Michael Graves, Isaac Mizrahi, Missoni, and Lily Pulitzer.
The International menswear brand will open its first Minnesota store at the Edina shopping center, and other new retailers are coming this fall.
Developers of the Dayton's Project sought the designation, which makes the retail/office project eligible for federal tax credits.
The hair care company will no longer sell to customers at its Linden Hills headquarters.
Consider sharing your business expertise with high school students—beyond your home district.
The 13-year-old local shop is moving from Excelsior Boulevard to Northeast Minneapolis and narrowing its assortment. But first, a big sale.
The locally owned salon is taking the former Z. Gallerie space and adding a high-end men's head-to-toe grooming concept.
A conversation with Amy Nelson, founder of the Seattle-based co-working community, which is in national expansion mode, including this week’s opening at 44th and France.
That universal symbol of exasperation could be your body telling you to take a pause.
Who's helping whom? From banks to Best Buy, mentorship, increasingly, goes both ways.
Our TCB Q&A covers co-working, reimagining the mall, fitness trends, youth sports and bringing the office, residence, and athletic club under one Life Time roof.
Shops at West End spurred development of one of the Twin Cities' most in-demand commercial and residential areas. Yet the mall has always struggled. In retail today, what qualifies as success?
TCB's new podcast tells the stories behind beloved Minnesota brands.
If more women are to ascend the ranks, more child care options and workplace flexibility are crucial.
The experience driven concept that was a hit in New York launches today at 36 stores nationwide including Ridgedale Center.
The new Edina location features nitro and infused cold press drinks, fresh sandwiches, and Scandinavian-inspired décor.
Do we blame Amazon for the death of Creative Kidstuff or diminishing play time? Retailers and toy makers talk about how to compete with screens.
The Twin Cities’ first Life Time Work is now open in St. Louis Park, and filling up fast. More are planned locally and nationwide.
After 37 years, the homegrown company is closing all six remaining Twin Cities stores.
The makeover of the Twins' main entryway will entice fans with pop-up shops, lawn games, live music and activities.
Essence One, Hagen and Oats are among the brands partnering to open Six for Good at Rosedale Center.
While business booms for industrial manufacturers, makers of soft goods struggle to scale.
Months after shutting down manufacturing in St. Paul, the century-old leather goods company is redefining its hometown presence.
The public relations agency's new HQ is a shining star in the Warehouse District—literally.
HOM plans to build its biggest superstore yet to house all of its brands including Dock86 and the upscale Gabberts, the founding anchor of Edina's Galleria, since 1959.
A tale of two startups illustrates what makes Minnesota a great place to build a tech company today.
“Find Your True North” ads launch this spring to promote the state’s $15.3 billion tourism industry.
Between lunges and squats, the founder of Get Healthy U is tethered to her rose gold laptop. But even at the office, she's in motion.
Akradi makes a plea for cooperation and respectful debate among elected officials. Is it the start of something bigger?
The founder of Minneapolis-based Mighteor is launching same-day professional video and photo content studios in Minneapolis and Denver.
White Bear Lake-based GoodThings will keep two top performing Bibelot stores open and rebrand them.
The North Loop store will be closed for several months while the company works on expanding its product line, including women’s apparel.
Doing good works best when it’s part of the company DNA.
The last of the bankrupt retailer's anchor stores in the Twin Cities will close in March.
What to buy now, and what to wait on until January, plus the biggest post-Christmas sales.
As the holiday shopping draws to a close, a look at what worked, and what’s next for small brands.
The weekend TV anchor is leaving the job he once called his dream for the chance to help the iconic AM radio station find a younger audience.
The subtle art of leading beyond the bottom line.
As the Roseville-based company turns 20, founder Bill Waddington reflects on the mistake that almost put him out of business.
Holiday sales are expected to surpass $1.1 trillion, Deloitte says. But Minneapolis-St.Paul area shoppers are more frugal than most and likely to spend as much on experiences as gifts this year.
North Local Market opens November 15 featuring 35 makers. Now under new management, City Center hopes to highlight the downtown opportunity for small retailers.
The often-overlooked store gets a cosmetic refresh along with a new furniture department and Potbelly sandwich shop. Is it enough?
The bobbleheads and pocket squares were expected, but it’s what’s under Perk’s desk that really has us worried.
Offering turn-key studio shops for emerging brands, the new retail venture opening Friday at Mall of America bills itself as the brick-and-mortar solution for digital natives.
As retailers go to new lengths to get our attention, consumers benefit from more engaging ways to shop.
From sports to supermarkets, Minnesota has embraced “North” as our brand. But is there any evidence it’s been good for business?
Behind the styling closet of this Twin Cities-based fashion pro is a desk that reflects her style.
The guru of interactive project management shows her playful (but organized!) side.
The company announced layoffs of 28 employees today as Minneapolis-based Softline Brand Partners takes over manufacturing operations for the leather goods maker.
Inside the iconic warehouse that connects my family’s history to a North Loop landmark.
Located in the back of MartinPatrick 3, Marty's is the barbershop of choice among executives.
Making office clutter look chic.
Can Minnesota play a key role in health care's future? The Medicare chief for Obama and the retired General Mills executive sure think so.
The LYM Studio will be used for product launch events, influencer and brand collaborations.
Target once again proves its knack for launching the right collaboration at the right time.
The “digital boutique” won’t accept cash or credit. Pay by Amazon App only.
Footballs and decanters for this hospitality executive.
From the founder of Able Brewing, a new hyper local digital platform designed to assist anglers.
First-time vendors share their insights from the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
The visual artist and brand strategist reveals her big steel table of productivity.
Who will crack the top 10 grossing food vendors this year? History says big buzz does not equal big bucks.
The most hydrated newsman on television.
Xcel Energy Center gifts the king of love ballads a Duluth Pack bag.
Inspiration abounds for this event planner.
A carefully curated environment is key to her productivity.
Grow North is launching the event to promote agriculture entrepreneurship.
Mall of America announces plans for a third VR attraction.
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and James Carville and Mary Matalin are on the roster for MANOVA.
The voting committee’s visit was timed to coincide with the WNBA All-Star Game.
A setting fit for a serious creative.
The best antidote to the legal fight over the Commons: Get out and enjoy this downtown Minneapolis park.
A landing pad for to-do lists, souvenirs, and four pound chihuahuas.
A remodeled store and wholesaling are in the works for the North Loop menswear retailer.
Alice Cooper and Sinbad will perform at the fundraiser on Sunday.
The North Loop shop will feature “cutting edge” luxury jewelry for men and women.
The frozen treat maker works to save Fourth of July after two truckloads of its most in-demand flavor melted.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar urges companies to prepare for cyberthreats and stricter data privacy laws.
Facing fierce competition, rival retailers Nani Nalu and Big Island Swim & Surf merged,
in a surprise move that could make waves nationally.
A limited number of gift certificates will be sold on Thursday.
Did UBS miss a golden opportunity? Communications experts weigh in on viral moments.
The upscale home furnishings retailer is testing the waters with a short-term lease.
Tuesday’s roll out for 64,000 employees included a runway show at MSP Airport with designer Zac Posen.
Why women in business crave organizations of their own.
New owner with big plans: Expect added categories, plus a streamlined website.
The local eyewear brand opens this month at Mall of America with plans for more stores.
The $40 boots — the signature item of the design collaboration — didn’t meet the retailer’s quality standards.
All 16 Herberger’s and Younkers stores will close around the state.
Coveted wellies delayed; marketing experts point to missteps
The Afton native wants to bring home cross country skiing’s world championship.
How will millennial managers—as well
as the rest of the workplace—
react to the first wave of Gen Z entering the workforce this summer?
A Minneapolis-based retailer targets small markets for big growth.
Ridgedale Center’s new Nordstrom has other malls looking for ways to stay competitive.
HOM, Minnesota’s largest furniture retailer, grows to broaden its base.
There are new owners, leadership, and an enhanced luxury emphasis at Galleria.
Macy’s whittles stock and buyers in Minneapolis.
Was it frugality or a retailer that never delivered on its vaunted rep?