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.


Minnesota's export-heavy manufacturing sector sees slower bounceback than the nation's

Latest survey finds the state is trailing in manufacturing.


Minneapolis Fed finds small businesses take deepest cuts to sales from pandemic shutdowns

Regional economist finds "catastrophic" financial declines in Minnesota, nearby states.


Coronavirus spread at Amazon warehouses in Twin Cities has subsided, health officials say

Workers' demand for more disclosure led to more details about Minnesota warehouses.


Amazon's Shakopee warehouse has 88 coronavirus cases

Minnesota officials are monitoring large warehouses, where coronavirus is spreading


Minnesota jobless rate rises to 9.9%, highest on record

The May report revealed the full effect of the coronavirus on the state's job market. But it doesn't include jobs added as retailers began to reopen.


Target, Best Buy, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth company holiday

Best Buy leadership also said for the first time, the company will shorten hours of operation on Election Day, Nov. 3.


J.C. Penney to close stores in Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Willmar

The four are in the first wave of closures during bankruptcy restructuring.


Burned-out pharmacies leave a hole in Twin Cities neighborhoods

Pharmacies, and the controlled substances they hold, were a particular target for looting in last week's chaos, even far from Lake Street in Minneapolis and University Avenue in St. Paul, the hardest-hit areas. Swaths of the metro now have no open pharmacy for miles.


Momentum builds as number, spirit and variety of Floyd protests grow

They have marched for miles, slept for few hours and faced projectiles from police — all in the middle of a pandemic. And yet demonstrators…


Target hopes to rebuild Lake Street store by end of year

The Minneapolis-based retailer also will rebuild other stores that have been damaged in this week's riots.