April 4, 2021

Store clerk's testimony at Derek Chauvin trial triggers talk of expectations for retail workers to stop theft

Before long, Martin saw the customer, later known to the world as George Floyd, handcuffed on the pavement and pleading for breath under the restraint […]
March 15, 2021

Businesses look forward to return to normalcy with vaccine

Businesses that were closed — or only offered curbside service or takeout — reopened in May following executive orders from the state that temporarily closed […]
January 27, 2021

Christopher & Banks stores to close, including 3 in Northland

Another clothing retailer is closing stores across the U.S., including three in the Northland. Christopher & Banks, a Minneapolis-based retailer of women’s clothing and accessories, […]
January 19, 2021

My Pillow CEO says Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and others dropping his products

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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 […]