With Halloween behind us, the upcoming December holidays bring on a full slate of arts and crafts fairs around the metro. These events take place all year long, but the pre-holiday season finds them at […]
Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.
Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.
The dreary spring has cast clouds over the fishing business. The St. Croix Outdoors bait and tackle shop said its down 85 percent right, and that the ice-out conditions during the fishing opener was the first punch.
This cold, rainy weather doesn’t really make you want to run out and buy a tank top or flip-flops. In fact, experts say the weather and economy are the two biggest factors when it comes to buying clothes.
Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence.
Struggling consumer electronics chain Best Buy said Friday that a key revenue metric declined during the critical holiday season. But its flat performance in the U.S. was better than the past several quarters, and online revenue showed strong growth.
If you’re trying to figure out what to get that sports fan in your life, you’re in luck.
This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving.
Continued strong sales of Spam and Jennie-O products helped Hormel Foods as its net income climbed 13 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter. The Austin, Minn., company also increased its annual dividend by 13 percent to 68 cents per share.
The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.
Discount retailer Target Corp. says a key revenue measure rose 2.4 percent in October as customers spent more on food and health and beauty items, but the number of people buying items was even with a year ago.
Target says a key revenue figure rose 2.1 percent in September as shoppers picked up back-to-school items and groceries. Analysts expected a 2.2 increase for revenue in stores open at least one year.
Supervalu Inc. said Wednesday that will close another 60 underperforming stores as it pushes to turn around its struggling business.
Everywhere you look at the Minnesota State Fair there’s another vendor, a booth, a stand. According to the fair, there are 1,200 to 1,300 licenses for businesses to operate for 12 days.