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.


Former Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak leads health care company seeking $750M IPO

Medtronic has expressed an interest in buying 1.5 million of shares being offered in the IPO of Compute Health Acquisition Corp.


Good Grocer to reopen volunteer-powered grocery store in south Minneapolis

After being closed since 2018, the Good Grocer is set to reopen on Nicollet Avenue.


Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks files for bankruptcy protection

The women's apparel chain said its sales plummeted during the pandemic.


Target has blockbuster holiday season as sales surged 17%

Comparable sales — including a 4% increase in same-store sales and a doubling of online sales— jumped during the busy November and December months.


Online holiday spending increases 32%, sets record

Higher sales likely to keep up into early part of year.


New Burnsville Center owner with checkered past optimistic about mall's future

Mike Kohan sees new chances for the mall, which was regaining traffic before COVID.


Target recalls Cloud Island baby clothes, Cat & Jack swimsuits

The items have snaps that could come loose or break off and cause hazards, according to federal consumer watchdog group.


Mall of America no longer delinquent on its $1.4B mortgage

The mall's owner has worked out a deal that modified terms of the loan because of the pandemic.


Target to sell online beauty firm Dermstore for $350M

United Kingdom company THG Holdings will be the new owner.


This Twin Cities business gives Black-owned products a platform

After founding support networks, Jessica Winnie now is showcasing products in MN Black Box.