The concept opened in Maplewood Mall in November and a south Minneapolis store is set to open next week.
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Thousands of Mall of America shoppers are paying to park close to an entrance and in some cases booking their spot six months in advance.
In response to staff feedback, Best Buy teamed up with Care.com to offer 10 days of child care to all employees for only a $10 daily co-pay. Other new employee benefits include paid caregiver leave, mental health resources and paid leave for part-time staff.
Kowalski’s added Local Crate to its Dinner Pre-Paired meal kit lineup in 11 stores, and California-based chef and home enthusiast community Food52 will see Food52-inspired Local Crate dishes hit stores in the Midwest and California.
The $1 million project, set to be completed by next spring, is transforming an existing exhibit space into a section that will feature close encounters with crocodiles, piranhas, cockroaches, snakes, and more.
Powered by hologram software from California-based company VNTANA, the “industry-first” Ellie the Elf is a 3D-animated chatbot stationed at the mall’s Holiday Cottage on North, where it offers gift recommendations, directions, and more.
The 23,000 square-foot facility will be interactive and feature exhibits of marine animals, birds and reptiles from around the world. The project is expected to create 75 jobs.
Two sharks jumped on Prank-O’s pitch, but only one landed a deal. (Hint: The chosen shark also owns the Dallas Mavericks.)
The partnership, which involves the renaming of the program to Metro Target Retail Accelerator, aims to enhance the accelerator program’s reach.
Each company is claiming rights to their own sweater: Ragstock will sell the seasonal red sweater, while First Avenue will sell a black version.
Uptown business owners blame torn up sidewalks and reduced parking for lost revenues.
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The 12,000-square-foot “Skate the Star” rink will be built around the entrance’s star sculpture. Rink use will be free, while a skate rental fee will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
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.
The financing came entirely from Bastion Capital and will go toward growing the Minneapolis-based company’s retail payments business.
North Local Market opens November 15 featuring 35 makers. Now under new management, City Center hopes to highlight the downtown opportunity for small retailers.
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.
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.
Lured by strong fundamentals, Brookfield Property Partners now owns malls in Rochester, St. Cloud, and Mankato.