April 2011 More Back issues

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Covert Ops

Spy gear is everywhere. Should your business beware?


An Outside-the-Box Success

How Malt-O-Meal’s new all-natural cereal brand “kicked some shelf”—with only its packaging design as a marketing campaign.

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At Your Service

Sears Imported Autos had to choose between two German luxury brands. Here’s why it picked Mercedes-Benz.

Blu Dot Barters

The furniture maker invited customers to make offers they’d trade for Blu Dot items.

Destination Beer

Craft brewers are on a growth bender. Now more of them want to create both the beers people love to drink and the places beer drinkers love to visit.

Her Job: More Jobs

As the governor's adviser on job creation, Kathy Tunheim wants to lead “a more substantive conversation.”

Kowalski’s Nabs National Retailer Award

How does a small business stay competitive? Sometimes by helping other small businesses. Kowalski’s, named national Outstanding Independent Community-Based Retailer of the Year by Progressive Grocer magazine, credits the honor in part to product selection that emphasizes

Playing Favorites

18 avid golfers in the local business community share some of their favorite courses in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Something Fishy?

Salmon leather as a luxury alternative to calfskin or snakeskin?

Temporary Relief

Experienced Resources places seasoned health care execs in short-term assignments.

Ultra Green

Premium dinner plates made from sugar cane fiber.