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 rolls out hundreds of Black Friday deals through Sunday

Best Buy is making hundreds of the deals from its Black Friday ad available through Sunday, including Apple doorbusters such as saving up to $300…


With later Thanksgiving, Target will hold Black Friday preview sale this Fri.-Sat.

Target is holding its Black Friday preview sale this Friday and Saturday, a week later than last year with Thanksgiving also falling later on the…


Best Buy has closed 18 stores, but physical locations still key to strategy

The moves are part of the Richfield-based electronic chain's annual churn as it re-evaluates its store portfolio as leases come up for renewal.


Best Buy sets up $2.5 million endowed scholarship at the U

The scholarship will fund higher education for teens who studied at its tech centers.


Eric Dayton bets Askov Finlayson's future on selling parkas online

Dayton hopes to parlay brand into a national player.


Target to invest in extra payroll hours during the shortened holiday season

Target will spend extra $50M to boost employee hours and training this season.


Best Buy joins growing number of retailers offering free next-day delivery

Retailer says its offer will apply to 99% of customers making purchases online.


Best Buy relaxes dress code to allow store employees to wear jeans

Associates will still wear the signature blue shirts, but they won't have to tuck them in.


Daniel Lundeen, who embodied the spirit of Santa all year long, dies at 79

He discovered his role as "Santa Dan" in his 50s, and he felt that was his life's calling.


Founder of Angie's Boomchickapop didn't let State Fair rejection stop her

Entrepreneur Angie Bastian offered inspiration and a road map at Twin Cities Startup Week.