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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.


With little fanfare, Mall of America jumps into e-commerce

The mall launched an online platform that offers goods that its retailers have in stock in one order for pick-up or delivery.


Target CEO Brian Cornell says there's no off season in retail

Cornell sat down with the Star Tribune as he gears up for a keynote speech in receiving the visionary award from the National Retail Federation.


Target launches home organization brand Brightroom

This week Target has introduced its newest brand Brightroom.


Best Buy expands its in-house advertising agency to better work with other companies

The company is turning its stores, websites and apps into advertising vehicles that makers of consumer goods can use.


There was one more rush in Minnesota stores last week — to return things

Around 13% of holiday sales are returned, and retailers see a chance to make another sale.


As holiday deliveries peak, carriers and trucks fill Minnesota neighborhoods

Parcel carriers are in the middle of their busiest week, and Wednesday was considered the last day to make Christmas orders by regular delivery.


Small Minnesota retailers face 'compounded' problems amid holiday crush

GiftyWrap and other retail companies are juggling a labor shortage, supply issues and more this holiday.


Report: Amazon facilities in Minn. have high rate of injuries, pay inequities

A new report by the National Employment Law Project and Awood Center urges investigations by state authorities and more involvement by lawmakers in protecting warehouse workers.


Maplewood police have ID'd suspects in Black Friday Best Buy thefts

Police launched investigations after groups of people stole high-end items during store hours at three Twin Cities Best Buy locations last week.


With staggering growth behind it, Target's Shipt delivery business faces a now-what moment

Target's grocery-delivery business quadrupled its volume at the height of the pandemic. Its growth is still solid, but competition is fierce.