Kavita Kumar | Star Tribune
Reporter | Retail merchandise

Kavita Kumar covers Target, Best Buy, other retailers and shopping trends.


Target CEO unveils next-generation store concept

Stores include more convenient food and online pickup areas.


Target names longtime Kroger executive Jeff Burt head of groceries

The Minneapolis-based retailer has struggled with its grocery business.


Eight J.C. Penney stores in Minnesota are slated for closure

The stores are in small towns and cities around the state, with none in the Twin Cities metro area.


Downtown Macy's last day will be Sunday

The days of department store retailing in downtown Minneapolis will officially come to an end at 6 p.m. Sunday. The landmark Macy’s store at the…


TaskRabbit home chore business expanding to Minneapolis

It's one of a growing number of services in the on-demand sharing economy.


Interim Christopher & Banks CEO lays out turnaround plan

Following disappointing holiday sales, the stores will have new merchandising and marketing plans.


Realvision, Minneapolis real estate technology start-up, raises $1.3 million

Company helps real estate agents use virtual reality technology to show off their listings.


As downtown Macy's nears close, Minnesotans remember retail icon

Downtown Minneapolis' last remaining department store, Macy's, has been reduced to just two floors in an everything-must-go sale that is expected to end in about a week. But many Minnesotans choose to remember when the sign on the building said Dayton's.


Foodsby raises $6 million for its suburban restaurant delivery service

Food delivery service says outlying office buildings hold the key to its growth.


Two top Best Buy executives are leaving as roles are realigned

It results in the exit of two leaders, as retailer pursues its new strategic plan.