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.

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.

Ethnic Restaurants on the Rise in Dinkytown

A growing international student population is changing the business mix near the U of M.

The Kmart the City of Minneapolis Wishes Would Go Away

Despite several closings, the store's Nicollet location remains open.

Minnesota Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Online Sellers

Target and Best Buy say decision clears the way for a “level playing field.”

A Wednesday Fourth of July: Breaking Down the Impact of a Midweek Holiday

Industry representatives comment on what happens in terms of vacation plans and employee time off requests when a travel-heavy holiday like Independence Day falls on a Wednesday.

Local Interior Designer Lands Spot on HSN With Her Paint Tool Invention

Susie Ries debuts the Paint Behind on national TV.

Radisson Blu MOA Celebrates Five Years with $5 Hotel Room Flash Sale

A limited number of gift certificates will be sold on Thursday.

The Electric Fetus: A Store that (Rocked and) Rolled with an Industry’s (Ebb and) Flow

A look at what’s shaped and now defines an iconic Minneapolis record store, in honor of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Restoration Hardware’s First Twin Cities Outlet Opens at Shops at West End

The upscale home furnishings retailer is testing the waters with a short-term lease.

Smart Care Makes First Acquisition 6 Months After Spinning Out of Ecolab

The St. Paul-based spinoff expects to make several acquisitions in its first year as an independent company.

Did Local Home Goods Stores Cash In on the Long Winter?

Hardware store owners don’t like a delayed spring, despite the ice-melt sales.

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