Local Shopping Returns to City Center for Holidays

North Local Market opens November 15 featuring 35 makers. Now under new management, City Center hopes to highlight the downtown opportunity for small retailers.

Championship Rings, Yearbooks Maker Jostens Sold to Platinum Equity for $1.3B

With the sale by Newell Brands, Jostens, known for its class rings, yearbooks and championship sports rings, gets its third new owner in three years.

Target Announces Black Friday Plans — Including “Skip-the-Line” Technology

The retail giant will equip employees with devices enabling customers to check out with any employee anywhere in the store. Black Friday hours and deals were also announced.

Toronto Firm Buys Outstate Shopping Centers

Lured by strong fundamentals, Brookfield Property Partners now owns malls in Rochester, St. Cloud, and Mankato.

Women Engineers Conference Could Be a Boon to Twin Cities Employers

More than 13,000 engineers are expected to attend the three-day professional event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which kicks off Thursday.

Minnesota Artisans Lead Amazon’s Digital Pop-Up Shop for Handmade Goods

About a quarter of the products being sold on the Amazon Handmade digital pop-up shop come from Minnesota businesses.

Lunds & Byerlys Boosts Same-Day Delivery Service with Instacart Partnership

The Minneapolis-based grocer adds a new marketplace and increased on-demand capabilities through the partnership, for service in all of its 27 Twin Cities-area locations.

American-Made Heritage Brand J.W. Hulme to Outsource Manufacturing—Likely Overseas

The company announced layoffs of 28 employees today as Minneapolis-based Softline Brand Partners takes over manufacturing operations for the leather goods maker.

Target Opening First Store in Vermont, Giving the Retailer Presence in All 50 States

As the Minnesota retailer opens its first Vermont location, it is celebrating its 50-state milestone with an online series highlighting Target’s history and current activities across the country.

King of the CEO's Cut and Shave

Located in the back of MartinPatrick 3, Marty's is the barbershop of choice among executives.

Can Experiential Retailers Survive Long-Term?

Building a loyal customer base will be key.

Mighty Spark Food Is Sprucing Up the Meat Aisle

The Minneapolis craft meat startup is gearing up for a nationwide launch into Target stores.

Bachman’s and Galleria Announce Three-Year Agreement to Co-Produce Floral Experience

High attendance at this year’s spring show inspired the continuation of the long-held Twin Cities tradition.

Love Your Melon Set to Open North Loop Studio—And Challenge Traditional Retail

The LYM Studio will be used for product launch events, influencer and brand collaborations.

Target to Hire 120,000 Team Members for 2018 Holiday Season

To fulfill expected, rising demand, Target will hire 20 percent more staff for the holiday rush period than in 2017, boost hours of existing employees as desired, and offer all employees primetime wages and perks.

Minnesota Retailers Association Joins Campaign Against Trump Tariffs

Trade group has 250 member businesses, including Target and Best Buy.

Serena Williams Serves Up Excitement in Speaking Appearance for Target

A glimpse inside Target’s National Meeting in Minneapolis, where the tennis superstar and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, spoke to 3,000.

Good Housekeeping and Amazon to Launch Pop-Up Shop at Mall of America

The “digital boutique” won’t accept cash or credit. Pay by Amazon App only.

Minnesota State Fair ‘Food Czar’ Dennis Larson Retiring Following Historic Year

Citing age and a desire to have more fun and family time, Larson retires from his role leading the food and beverage component of the fair after another record-setting year.

Omnia Fishing Raises $1 Million to Launch Shop-By-Lake Concept

From the founder of Able Brewing, a new hyper local digital platform designed to assist anglers.

Minny & Paul Expands Corporate Gift Offerings

The startup’s Minnesota-inspired gift boxes are gaining traction with big corporations

Are Fairgoers Actually Buying Trucks, Tractors and Other Big Ticket Items?

While the short answer is no, the reason why is more complicated and dependent on a vehicle or appliance seller's interest in letting the Minnesota State Fair’s organizers take a cut of the sale.

The Ice Mafia Keeps It Cool at the Minnesota State Fair

One family business is responsible for virtually every cold refreshment consumed at the fair.

New Ridgedale Owners Look to Add More Retail

Malls in Rochester, St. Cloud and Mankato were also sold.

Sleep Number Rings Nasdaq Bell, Launches Youth Sleep Initiative

Using the Nasdaq ceremony as a platform, the growing Minneapolis-based mattress company announced on Monday an effort to improve the sleep of one million youth by 2025.

Target Posts Best Sales Numbers in More Than a Decade

The big-box retailer’s digital sales were up 41 percent in its second quarter.

Minnesota State Fair’s Biggest Money Makers

Who will crack the top 10 grossing food vendors this year? History says big buzz does not equal big bucks.

From Norway Gas Stations to MN State Fair: The Sweet But Savory Story of Nordic Waffles’ Migration

The road to becoming one of four new vendors at the 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together isn’t easy, even if you’re Norway’s “Waffle Queen.”

Restaurant-to-Business Delivery Service Foodsby Raises $13.5M

Foodsby, a company that coordinates deliveries to employees of 100-or-more-person office buildings, is well on its way to hitting the $13.75 million goal set in its Series B round.

Q. Cumbers Works to Keep Its Relevance

The restaurant of the ’90s works to keep its relevance.

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