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.


Investors take wait-and-see approach during Best Buy's investigation into CEO's conduct

Company's stock dipped after allegation against CEO, but has rebounded strongly.


After blockbuster year, Target's holiday sales were worse than expected

Retailer ended a 2019 of fast growth with a surprising slowdown in toys and electronics.


Target's new All in Motion activewear brand will replace C9 by Champion

Retailer aims for market share in activewear.


Bloomington-based Granite City files for bankruptcy, has potential buyer

The dining and brewery company with two local brands has secured a $5M "debtor in possession" loan.


Schneiderman's Furniture closing store in Rochester

Size and location were not a "good fit," the chain says.


Nearly 100 sellers hawk 250,000 products through Target Plus marketplace

The Minneapolis-based retailer said it will be more selective than its competitors in what it offers.


$99-a-month membership means a free menu item a day at 4 Twin Cities restaurants

For $99 a month, subscribers can get a free menu item at one of the sites every day.


Target offers free service for visually impaired shoppers at 600 stores for holidays

The Aira service uses a phone app to connect visually impaired people with an agent who helps guide them through public spaces. It's now available for free in 600 Target stores.


Target, Best Buy set to paint the day black

In her first Black Friday as CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry made a point of trying to shake every employee’s hand as a line…


Best Buy, on strong financial footing, has its holiday playbook set

Richfield-based electronics retailer raises profit outlook for year.