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.

Best Buy to stop selling Chinese firm's phones amid hacking concerns

Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones and other products from the Chinese manufacturer as U.S. lawmakers and intelligence leaders have raised security concerns about…

Target could gain $600 million in sales from Toys 'R' Us demise

Report says retailer is nicely positioned to gain market share.

Target to test new loyalty program as Redcard growth slows

As growth of its branded debit and credit cards has plateaued, Target is exploring other ways to generate more loyalty.

Three Twin Cities black tech leaders land spots in accelerators

The Twin City innovators are creating buzz and hoping to open doors for other black entrepreneurs.

Target 2018 plan includes new delivery options, second wage hike

CEO Brian Cornell tells investors Target will offer free two-day delivery for items over $35 and to Redcard holders, plus expansion of curbside pickup and more new brands.

Target to spend $250M in '18 to remodel Twin Cities stores

"In the past, when we remodeled, we might have just upgraded the fixtures," CEO Brian Cornell said. "But this is dramatically different from anything we've done in the past."

CEO Cornell says Target is changing faster to compete in today's retail

A recent bump in sales has boosted Target's confidence, but executives say the company must keep moving forward.

Best Buy closing 250 small-format mobile phone stores

The Richfield-based retailer said the stores have become less profitable and will close them by the end of May.

Unwanted Amazon packages mysteriously keep arriving at this Bloomington home

Bloomington family filed a police report because some packages held sex toys.

Target adds honeymoon funding to wedding registry through new partnership

The Minneapolis-based retailer will now have options from Honeyfund embedded in its registry.