December 26, 2020

Shopping by appointment and dining in an 'igloo,' businesses adapt to survive pandemic

She had opened Child’s Play Toys in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., in the depths of the Great Recession in 2009. “People thought I was crazy,” […]
November 27, 2020

Biz Buzz: Changed Black Friday still brings in shoppers

But, as we can say with nearly every experience since March, this holiday season will be different. Most stores were closed this Thanksgiving, in a […]
November 27, 2020

Amid pandemic, earlier promotions, Black Friday takes new shape

Most major retailers closed on Thanksgiving Day this year in a nod to the stress endured by their workers during a global health pandemic. Walmart […]
November 27, 2020

Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

Retailers overhauled the traditionally busy shopping day that comes the day after Thanksgiving. Walmart opened stores at 5 a.m. on Friday, directing shoppers to turn […]
November 24, 2020

Costco soaks up subsidies as Duluth, other communities vie for stores

But money began to move before the dirt did. It will take $2 million in public subsidies to bring the new 160,000-square-foot retail warehouse onto […]
November 22, 2020

Tech Savvy: Cool gadgets and easy gift ideas

With home still serving as a place to retreat, recent advertising campaigns have focused on what makes that refuge comfortable as well as workable as […]
November 13, 2020

Red Wing Shoes: No data breach in cyber attack

RED WING, Minn. — Red Wing Shoes shut down its e-commerce website on Halloween in response to a cyber threat, the company said on Friday, […]
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 […]