November 4, 2014

 The Opus Group announced the completion of four projects for St. Paul, Minnesota-based retailer Gander Mountain.

October 14, 2014

Maurices is ramping up its store openings in time for the holiday season with plans to open 16 new stores.

October 2, 2014

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s investment sales team recently brokered the sale of Birch Run Station in Maplewood, Minnesota.

October 2, 2014

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s investment sales team recently brokered the sale of Birch Run Station in Maplewood, Minnesota.

September 26, 2014

The concept of a shopping center as a place where people simply show up to make a few purchases and leave is becoming passé. Increasingly, developers are building mixed-use centers that include residential, office and entertainment components, which turn them more into a consumer home base and less of a functional destination. Add in amenities like town squares, public parks, community gardens and amphitheaters, and the “shopping center” becomes more of an all-around “center” of activity.

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September 25, 2014

L.L. Bean plans to open a 29,000-sq.-ft. store in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, the Star-Tribune reported.

September 24, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees in Minnesota with an emphasis on Minneapolis and Mankato.

September 9, 2014

Maurices, a subsidiary of the Ascena Retail Group, announced that Ali Wing has been named chief marketing officer, executive VP of digital commerce.

August 28, 2014

JLL Retail announced the firm has been retained to manage Rosedale Square, a 160,000-sq.-ft. upscale, grocery-anchored strip center in Roseville, Minnesota.

August 12, 2014

Supervalu Inc. is hosting the company’s first-ever national sales expo, a three-day trade event, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

July 30, 2014

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.as NRF’s Legislators of the Year.

July 28, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas.

July 25, 2014

Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of downtown Minneapolis.

July 25, 2014

Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of downtown Minneapolis.

July 23, 2014

Target Corp. on Sunday, July 27, will unveil its small-store format, TargetExpress, in Minneapolis.

July 16, 2014

Nordstrom announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Shops at Knollwood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

July 9, 2014

The Opus Group announced plans to build three 52,000-sq.-ft. retail buildings for St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain.

July 9, 2014

The Opus Group announced plans to build three 52,000-sq.-ft. retail buildings for St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain.

July 2, 2014

Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. is closing its distribution center in Stevens Point, Minnesota.

June 12, 2014

Target Corp. is introducing a new policy by imposing new rules on the cleaning companies it hires to clean its stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Businessweek reported.

May 2, 2014

Verizon Wireless has embarked on an ambitious initiative to transform the customer experience across its portfolio of 1,700 company-owned stores. The new strategy emphasizes lifestyle over product and promotes in-store engagement and interactivity.

“We are transforming the focus of our stores from selling devices to enabling customers to discover all that wireless technology can do for their mobile lifestyles,” said Domenico D’Ambrosio, executive director, national retail operations, Verizon Wireless.

May 1, 2014

Verizon Wireless has set itself an ambitious goal: to transform the in-store experience across its entire fleet of 1,700 company-owned stores.

In November, the company unveiled its “destination store” format, in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. More than about selling phones and other devices, the 9,000-sq.-ft. store is designed to help customers experience a more robust mobile life.

April 8, 2014

Twin Cities’ fashion retailer “Len” has renewed its lease at Minneapolis City Center with a seven-year commitment.

April 4, 2014

All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota.