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.


Former Evine Live executive and partners trying to take over the home shopping business

Evine told group that company is not for sale.


Target opening small-format store in Uptown, dozen other places

It's one of the Minneapolis retailer's smaller format stores


Two startups from Target + Techstars accelerator moving to Minneapolis

Several already have pilot projects in place with Target


Target teams up with Google for voice-assisted shopping and nationwide delivery

The Minneapolis-based retailer is hoping it will capture more online customers through the partnership.


Bite Squad adds healthy portion to its markets around U.S.

The Minneapolis-born delivery service is now in 30 areas.


Target's test of curbside pickup launches at 50 Twin Cities stores

"Drive Up" service launches at 50 stores in the Twin Cities area.


Target, Best Buy and even Amazon among retailers who see new power in stores

The approach to invest in the physical seems counterintuitive at a time when the digital onslaught is leading other retailers to shutter hundreds of locations or go out of business.


Target teams up with HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines

New home and lifestyle brand will be called 'Hearth & Hand with Magnolia.'


Best Buy to close stores in Blaine, Inver Grove Heights

Best Buy is closing two stores in the Twin Cities — one in Blaine and one in Inver Grove Heights.The Richfield-based retailer will not renew…


Best Buy stops selling security software made by Russian firm

Reports of Kremlin ties led retailer to pull the product.