Team Leader | Business

Business team leader Catherine Roberts oversees the retail, manufacturing and energy beats as well as business special projects. Throughout her career, she has covered topics as varied as cop/fire news to health care, higher education, arts and the advertising industry. 

After jobs in Illinois and upstate New York in business and metro news as well as features, Roberts moved to Apple Valley at the end of 2014 with her journalist husband and their two sons and has enjoyed exploring Minnesota, from the giant ball of twine to Lake Pepin, Twin Cities landmarks, town baseball and the Twins. Find her on Instagram at @cathy_robertsstrib.


$200 to be a member at Best Buy? Retailer launches pilot program in Twin Cities

In return for fee, customers get more services, discounts, warranties.


Shoreview's Deluxe buying Texas-based payment processing company for $960M

The acquisition will be the largest in Deluxe's history.


Target unveils new plan to deliver online deliveries faster

The process will be tested in the Twin Cities before being rolled out elsewhere.


Eden Prairie's iMedia wants to give Christopher & Banks a new life

The owner of ShopHQ plans to launch a weekly TV show featuring the brand and also will run the online store.


Best Buy makes deal to provide its senior services on Apple Watch

The platform will be the first to use Apple's fall detection technology.


38 Minnesota companies make national Top Workplaces list

Energage has partnered with the Star Tribune for more than a decade to produce a Top Workplaces list for Minnesota. For the first time, it has produced a national list that recognizes companies that "prioritize a people-centered culture."


Specialized mini Apple stores to open in Target locations, online

The deal also means more Apple products will be available


Best Buy will give employees time off for COVID-19 vaccine, announces bonuses

Full-time workers will receive $500, plus eight hours PTO if they get the vaccine.


Target postpones return to downtown Mpls. HQ until fall

The retailer had told employees they would return in June. Target still lists 8,500 employees as based at its headquarters.


Top Workplaces deadline extended until March 19

Any business with 50 employees in Minnesota can be nominated.