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.

Target Exits Memphis E-Commerce Distribution Center, Nearly 500 Workers to Be Laid Off

The move comes amid a strategy shift toward online orders.

Best Buy is Pulling the Plug on its CD Business, Billboard Reports

While Best Buy may part ways with its CD business, the electronics retailer in the meantime will continue to sell vinyl records.

With Bachman's CEO Retiring, the Family Business will be Passed on to a Fifth Generation

The flower and gardening company will restructure its leadership organization leading up to Dale Bachman's retirement as CEO.

Twin Cities Airbnb Hosts to Earn $3.7M During Super Bowl Week

The room rental company is helping fill a gap between the Twin Cities' available hotel accommodations and the number of Super Bowl visitors.

Why a Local Startup is Going Brandless (Literally)

Two entrepreneurs are taking their business back to the basics.

Victoria's Secret Closes in Uptown

The owners are seeking a new "unique" tenant for the high-profile retail space.

CoCo Rebranding as Fueled Collective in Bid to Franchise Their Concept Nationally

The local co-working operators and their partners believe the new venture could lead to the creation of up to 250 Fueled Collective locations across the country.

John Gantert, Visionary Mind Behind Dayton's Eighth-Floor Displays, Dies at 90

The Minneapolis artist created annual holiday exhibits and flower shows that became a fixture of the Nicollet Mall during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Gene Munster Explains Prediction that Amazon will Buy Target in 2018

Muster believes that the future of retail is a mix of online and offline, and Amazon needs a bigger brick-and-mortar footprint to compete with Walmart. The logical step: Buy Target.

Workplace Nap Time

Tenants sleep it off at Fifth Street Towers.

Target Purchases Same-day Delivery Platform Shipt for $550M

The service will cost $99 a year for unlimited deliveries on orders over $35. It works via a network of contracted shoppers who use an app to fulfill orders and deliver them to customers using their own cars.

How One Small Town is Trying to Solve Greater MN’s Day Care Crisis

“Several people here have had to quit because their home-based day care closed,” said Lynda Everson, HR director for Brunswick Boat Group. “It’s a constant frustration in our employee base.”

Gander Outdoors Opens New Location in Lakeville, Initiating Rebrand

Gander Outdoors still promises to service the hunting and shooting markets, but also seems to position its brand in a way that would make it more directly competitive with companies like REI or Cabela’s.

ILEA Quick Tips for Event Planners: December 2017

How to be stress-free when planning your next holiday party.

Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Moving to New, Larger Taproom Across the Street

They expect to finish 2017 having brewed roughly 17,000 BBLs, or barrels of beer—up from 15,680 BBLs last year.

Building Tourism

Minnesota's hospitality industry is leveraging the Super Bowl, new hotel capacity and public investments to expand economic activity.

Nicollet (Outlet) Mall

Has Downtown got a discount for you.

The Beanie That Gives Back

How a local apparel company is using hats to improve the lives of children battling cancer.

Why Chuck & Don's Owners Decided to Sell to Their Employees

The decision was about valuing creating a legacy over the get-rich-quick approach.

Target Closing 12 Stores, Including Two in Minnesota

The affected locations, including ones in Hastings and Fergus Falls, will officially shut down in February.

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