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 to pay $18.5M to 47 states over 2013 data breach

The settlement is the largest of its kind to date.


Target CEO Brian Cornell to testify in DC against import tax

Proposed rule could drive price increases for retailers.


Minnesota retail and restaurant companies strained in 2016

The shift to online shopping once again took a toll on Minnesota's largest retailers last year.


Hammer Made men's store finds the tools to thrive as others fight to survive

The Eden Prairie-based upscale retailer is confident it will buck the trend of declining mall stores.


Target looks to capture more business from bankrupt retailers

Sales and adjusted profit fell for the Minneapolis retail giant, but not as much as expected. And there are glimmers of strength for the rest of the year.


Target reels in another popular online brand: Casper mattresses

Casper brand products will be sold on the retailer's website beginning next month.


Alice, one of Como Zoo's gorillas, is pregnant again

Como Zoo officials are crossing their fingers because Alice, a Western lowland gorilla, is pregnant again.


Ex-Amazon exec working to transform Target from elephant to gazelle

For 16 years, Arthur Valdez helped Amazon set the bar in retail for getting packages to customers at warp speed. Now he's doing the same at Target Corp.


Target to start testing regular delivery of everyday items

Possibly as soon as next month, Target Corp. will start testing Target Restock, a program to deliver everyday household staples that is similar to Amazon's Pantry program for Prime members.


Best Buy adds home monitoring to services through Vivint partnership

Vivint monitoring products will be in 400 stores by end of summer.