Reporter | Commercial real estate

Nicole Norfleet covers the fast-paced retail scene including industry giants Target and Best Buy. She previously covered commercial real estate and professional services.

Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Cub Foods owner sees sales decrease over pandemic frenzy of last spring

Cub Foods owner United Natural Foods Inc., though, says grocery sales are still higher in a two-year comparison.


Best Buy launches internal $100K sweepstakes for vaccinated employees

The electronics retailer will be giving away $5,000 each to 21 employees to encourage vaccinations. The company does not require them.


Mpls. startup helps sellers boost presence on e-commerce giants

Asdal provides software that helps retailers get more sales and with a new service, help throughout the process.


Target unveils Pride assortment now available in all of its stores

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Best Buy earnings beat Wall Street expectations during strong quarter

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'Living memorial': Minneapolis, world remember George Floyd

Memorials and protests cropped up around the globe a year after Floyd's death. Despite the grim nature of the anniversary, many who gathered in Minneapolis said there were reasons to celebrate.


Day marks celebration, mourning in Minneapolis and across country

George Floyd Square was jarred when police responded to call of shots fired at 10 a.m. one block away. One person was treated for a gunshot wound, police said.


Mpls. artist writes songs in honor of George Floyd

The public will get a chance to hear Joe Davis' works Tuesday.


Target CEO says company taking steps to be 'true leader' in diversity, inclusion

The retail giant has doubled down on getting diversity right