Kavita Kumar | Star Tribune
Reporter | Retail merchandise

Kavita Kumar covers the fast-changing retail landscape. She reports about Target, Best Buy, Mall of America, and other national and local retailers as well shopping trends.


Target buys Shipt for $550 million, expanding same-day delivery

Deal is seen as a move to counter Amazon.


Target rolls out mobile wallet to app for Redcard holders

Retailer rolls option into smartphone app instead of joining Apple Pay.


From Target to Toys 'R' Us, retailers are throwing parties this holiday season

Big-box retailers are concentrating on experiences to help fight the exodus to online shopping.


Online sales once again peak on Cyber Monday

Online purchases spike 17 percent as holiday shopping season rolls on.


Black Friday shoppers fill stores while also staying busy online

The action was greater at stores and malls that were closed on Thursday, but shopping all around was off to a strong start.


Shoppers turn out in force as Black Friday rolls into high gear

Even if the kickoff for holiday shopping has lost some of its frenzy, shoppers turned out in force. And it's become a bigger time for online sales.


Best Buy's distribution centers work around the clock for holiday sprint

It's show time for retailers, whose logistics will soon be tested by a crush of shoppers. Here's an inside look at Best Buy's preparations.


In holiday twist, Best Buy is selling Barbies, while Penney's hawks TVs

Retailers are looking for ways to boost flagging sales and to stop shoppers from flocking to the likes of Amazon.com.


Best Buy raises its holiday outlook, but not as much as investors hoped

Electronics retailer tempers expectations for holidays after robust summer and autumn.


Target's conservative profit outlook for holiday sends shares tumbling

Target continued to show sales growth for the second quarter in a row while its investments in lowering prices and store remodels took a toll on its bottom line as expected.