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Backpacks are Eyesores No More!

It struck us that backpacks are getting smaller and more attractive. OK, you got us, it’s been a little while since we were in school. We schlepped thick, heavy books in 5 feet of snow, uphill both ways… not like the kids these days with their lightweight iPads, but we digress. 360 more words

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Scarves: The Pesky Accessory

No store is safe. It is being reported by retailers that scarves are spontaneously multiplying with the onset of the fall fashion season. It’s not just apparel stores afflicted anymore. 490 more words

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Campbell: The business partnership for It's a Girl Thing is Simply Smashing! - San Jose Mercury News

It is nice when local business folks can come together to help each other out. We have some clients who host annual events with other retail stores, but this one tops it all. 17 more words


Target goes on YouTube to go after dorm dollars, campus cash

Going to college is expensive – and we’re not even talking about tuition. Last week, the National Retail Federation predicted the average dorm-bound student will fork over $916.48 on furniture, school supplies, electronics and other merchandise, an increase of 9.5 percent over last year. 270 more words


Does size matter? Sales of even-bigger-screen TVs inching upward

Some of us still consider a 50 inch television a big screen.

How quaint.

This year retailers, led by a couple of Minnesota companies, are making room in warehouses and showrooms for ever-larger TVs. 315 more words


Target gets skin in the beauty game with new high-end products

Target is making eyes at customers seeking higher-end skin care products.

The Minneapolis-based retailer gave its beauty department a makeover this spring, with remodeled counters, trained personnel and the launch of its Premium Skin Care initiative. 332 more words


Massive Wal-Mart distribution center arriving in Target territory

Wal-Mart is moving ahead with its first Minnesota distribution center, breaking ground on the massive $75 million project on a 150-acre site in Mankato.

The… 285 more words