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.

Two Department Stores Exit Duluth's Miller Hill Mall

Duluth’s Miller Hill Mall is losing two of its three department stores, and the last is endangered. How will it stay afloat?

Best Buy Purchases Smartphone for the Elderly Provider GreatCall for $800M

Best Buy’s acquisition of GreatCall, which sells products helping connect elder consumers with health and emergency response services, supports Best Buy’s need-focused growth plan.

Mall of America is Making It Easier for Chinese Visitors to Shop

Once Citcon’s system is implemented in parts of the mall, shoppers from China will be able to pay with Alipay and WeChat Pay—two digital payment solutions that are popular overseas.

Target Partner, Mattress-in-a-Box Seller Casper to Open 200 Stores in Next 3 Years

The young New York-based mattress company shook up the industry with its online-order-shipped-to-your-door business model but it will enter a new era with brick-and-mortar growth.

This Couple in Duluth Founded a Retail Collective in a Former Motorcycle Shop

Ian and Mary Scherber currently works with about 20 local artists at Flagship, their local-focused retail shop in Duluth.

United Natural Foods Inc. to Acquire Supervalu in $2.9 Billion Deal

The agreement aims to enhance growth, efficiency and productivity of both brands. A potential side effect: the sale of Supervalu retail assets including Cub Foods.

Rochester Awash in Hotel Development Spurred by Destination Medical Center

Three proposals would build or renovate 529 guest rooms around Mayo Clinic.

Target Sees Best Single-Day Online Sales for 2018 in Tuesday Sale

Minneapolis retailer offered deals to compete directly with Amazon’s Prime Day

After Warby Parker: Askov Finlayson Plots Brand Expansion

A remodeled store and wholesaling are in the works for the North Loop menswear retailer.

Veteran Nicollet Mall Jeweler JB Hudson Will Open a Second Store Within MartinPatrick 3

The North Loop shop will feature “cutting edge” luxury jewelry for men and women.

Industry Analyst Doubles Down on Prediction Amazon Will Buy Target

Gene Munster of Loup Ventures recently reiterated his belief that Amazon will acquire Target soon, citing shared desired demographics and market presence needs.

Dairy Queen Pulls Ad Campaign After Receiving Chilly Response

The Bloomington-based fast food chain parodied childhood songs in a recent ad campaign, but it was quickly hit with backlash for the ad’s guilt-tripping tone toward parents.

Revered Wisconsin Pie Maker Stockholm Pie to Open Store in Red Wing

Stockholm Pie and General Store is opening a new location across the river. Called Pie Plate Café and Coffee, the new store will hit Red Wing’s Pottery Place within two months.

Radisson Owner is Exploring Sale of Hotel Chain, Sources Say

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. closed the sale for the Minneapolis-based hotel group in late 2016 and is back out looking for an owner, according to Bloomberg.

Two Rival Swim Retailers Plunge Into Partnership

Facing fierce competition, rival retailers Nani Nalu and Big Island Swim & Surf merged, in a surprise move that could make waves nationally.

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