'Your Guess Is As Good As Mine': Retail Expert Says Minnesota Businesses In Uncharted Territory As Many Reopen During PandemicWith COVID-19 cases growing in Minnesota, and with shops slowly opening for business, customers are being forced to decide if they're willing to take on the risk of getting sick.
Rosedale Among Several Minnesota Malls, Shopping Centers Reopening MondayWCCO checked throughout the metro, and found several malls plan to reopen for in-store shoppers Monday. But these centers of commerce won't look like they used to, including Rosedale Center.
Good Question: How Do Stores Decide What's On Sale?If you walk into any Target or Walmart, you might see paper towels on sale one day, toothpaste the next and laundry detergent after that.
Delta Profits Soar As Oil Prices DropDelta Airlines announced Tuesday that it expects to save $3 billion in fuel costs this year compared to last. But will it mean cheaper flights for travelers?
Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed BoostThousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company's "Performance" tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. "Blast" customers will go from 50 to 105.
A Short History Of TargetTarget's massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 -- a discount chain.
Target Cutting 550 Jobs In Minnesota The Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is reportedly shedding 550 jobs in Minnesota following the discount retailer's retreat from Canada.
Was The Election Tied To MN's Gas Price Hike?The average for a gallon of gas is $3.31 -- that's about 20 cents more than just a day ago. Drivers think the hike might have something to do with the election.
Good Question: Does Shopping Early For The Holidays Save You Money? There’s a mix of displays in a Minneapolis store front that’ll likely make you double-take: a skeleton and a Christmas tree.
Area Retailers Already Hiring For The Holidays The temperatures in the 90s Thursday may have made you look twice when seeing snow blower ads in the newspaper. But if you thought that was odd, then listen to this: Holiday hiring has already started for some major local retailers.
Best Buy Trimming Stores And Corporate Staff, Hoping To Cut PricesOutside Best Buy’s corporate headquarters store in Richfield, you can already see the signs of change: a banner hanging on the wall tells customers to expect something new in the months ahead.
Good Question: Are Mergers Ever Good For Consumers?AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion. Clearly, AT&T thinks the deal is good for its business. But what about consumers? Is having fewer choices ever good for consumers?
Good Question: Can Brands Change Our Self-Image?Are you a Bloomingdale's guy? A Victoria's Secret gal? Certain personality types are attracted to certain brands, and certain brands market specifically to certain personalities. But can the brands we choose actually change the way we see ourselves?