At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.
It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.
The Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the continent, says it will break ground in a couple of weeks to start making the mall a whole lot bigger. The mall has secured financing for a $300 million expansion.
At the start of every month, the WCCO Morning Show lets you know the best things to buy for the coming weeks. March is filled with deals on food, travel and leisure.
If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.
Right now, Papa Murphy’s is fighting a push to tax its take-and-bake pizza. The pizza is not considered “prepared” food, so it’s exempt. Looking at your grocery receipt to see what’s taxed often doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. So how is food tax decided? Heather Brown takes a close look at this Good Question.
In counterpoint to the “big box” model, Target announced plans to test out a small format store in the middle of the University of Minnesota’s Dinkytown neighborhood. The company said the story would be a mere 20,000 square feet.
The CEO of Target is finally speaking out after the massive security breach that impacted millions of Americans over the holidays. He’s defending Target and how the company has handled the breach, and said the company is working now to gain back the trust of many shoppers.
Fans of The Wedge co-op will have reason to celebrate, as plans to open another location in Minneapolis have been announced. The 15,500-square-foot space will be the first phase of a multi-year expansion project for The Wedge.
Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation’s second-largest discount retailer said Tuesday that an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.
Shoppers wanting to save a few bucks can find big savings during the after-Christmas sales. According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales this holiday season were down 3.5 percent. But stores are still expected to come out ahead for the year, thanks in part to post-Christmas deals.
Think Black Friday is the Twin Cities’ busiest shopping day of the year? Think again. At the Mall of America in Bloomington, Dec. 26 has taken over the top spot, fueled by shoppers eager to return or exchange gifts, and sales that have become more appealing.
With weather not posing a problem, shoppers flocked to their neighborhood malls and stores on Saturday to finish or, in many cases, begin their holiday shopping. According to retail analysts, Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day in the shortened season. And with just three days remaining until Christmas Day, many are finding deep discounts as retailers try to trim inventories. And it’s not just people getting presents under the tree. Leah Goldade of Lulu and Luigi’s Pet Boutique says business is brisk.
For the Wild faithful, the Hockey Lodge is where fans like Eric Anderson find their team spirit. “We’ve had tickets since 2001, their first season, so you can’t have enough wild stuff,” Anderson said. As he browses the jerseys, sweatshirts and other Wild gear, he’s preparing for a dream shopping spree. “Perfect time of the year,” he said. “Christmas gifts, you know, you can’t have too much stuff.”
‘Tis the season for shopping, and one study says that we in the Twin Cities sure do like our stuff. A dating website ranks Minneapolis as the second-most materialistic city in the country.