It seems that virtually every retailer has a program to reward loyal customers, and most shoppers eagerly sign up, looking to save money wherever and whenever they can. Target, Cub Foods and Best Buy all say it's rewarding for their shareholders to reward their customers.
It has been a very bad year for Best Buy and Supervalu, two of Minnesota's biggest public companies. Both stumbled badly in 2012, and questions persist about what will be left of each company a year from now.
With Christmas over, Best Buy, Target and other retailers are eager for shoppers to redeem billions of dollars in gift cards they received as holiday presents.
Retailers are expecting an OK, but not great, holiday season.
The FDA added its warning to Medtronic's letter to doctors last month that motors may stall on some SynchroMed pumps, potentially leading to a return of symptoms and possibly death.
Wells Fargo says some customers are still having what it calls intermittent access to the bank's website.
Many Wells Fargo customers have been having trouble accessing the bank's online services.
The Best Buy executive charged with pumping up the struggling retailer's online sales is leaving the company.
Sir Richard Branson will still own more than half of Virgin Atlantic, which will continue to fly as a separate airline under its own name.
T-Mobile has upgraded its wireless voice and data services in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.
Local entrepreneur Kieran Folliard has sold his popular 2 Gingers Whiskey brand to Beam Inc., the largest U.S.-based spirits company.
A California jury says Best Buy should pay $27 million to a company that accused the retailer of stealing trade secrets.
Some products seem to be the same price no matter where you look or how much you shop. That's exactly what many manufacturers want to keep their profits from eroding. But it's getting harder for manufacturers to enforce those prices.
The Food and Drug Administration will collaborate with a public-private partnership conceived by LifeScience Alley, a trade group for Minnesota's medical device companies.
Target says it was not among the customers of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people this past weekend.