October 15, 2020

Sales of Tupperware 'phenomenal' despite pandemic, Fargo sales group reports

Tschosik — a business leader for Above and Beyond Sales, a Tupperware-affiliated direct-sales group — oversees roughly 300 direct-sales consultants. While sales have slumped slightly […]
October 10, 2020

A century of memories: Bemidji Woolen Mills celebrates 100 years in business

On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Bemidji Woolen Mills became the latest company to join it. That date marked the 100th anniversary of the iconic downtown […]
July 15, 2020

J.C. Penney to cut 1,000 jobs, close 152 stores

July 15 (Reuters) — J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said on Wednesday it would cut about 1,000 jobs and shutter 152 stores as the U.S. department […]
July 10, 2020

Biz Buzz: Ashley Furniture opens in Brainerd

The showroom includes furniture displays for everything from living room sets to children’s bedrooms and covers items from accents (try a bedazzled lamp shade in […]
July 8, 2020

COVID-19 fuels new interest in outside activities throughout the Northland

“After getting 2 feet of snow this year, I thought we were getting out of the gate pretty hard,” said Chrysler, referencing the post-Thanksgiving storm […]
July 2, 2020

Fireworks sales skyrocket during the coronavirus pandemic

TNT Fireworks operations include tents in Brainerd, Baxter, Little Falls and Pine River selling fireworks on a seasonal basis, and this season has been like […]
June 21, 2020

Duluth booksellers discuss demand for racial equity titles

Titles such as “White Fragility” and “How to Be An Antiracist” are holding steady in the New York Times best seller list in nonfiction. And, […]
June 14, 2020

Amazon price-gouging crackdown worsened shortage of sanitizer, wipes

Amazon began issuing vague warnings about price policy violations in March that extended through April, threatening to kick merchants off the site. The automated warnings […]
June 1, 2020

Bicycling shops are on a roll with bike boom

“This is a modern bike boom,” said Brian Moon, Easy Riders overseer and service manager. Red Raven co-owner Patrick Stoffel said, “We’ve seen an increase […]
May 24, 2020

Twin Ports thrift stores come back to life

The Goodwill stores in Superior, Duluth, Ashland and Brainerd started reopening May 18. Goodwill of Duluth is working to reopen its remaining stores in northern […]