Check-out: A round-up of recent chatter about Minnesota retailers.
- Advertising disguised as public art: Target announced that it’s turned over its Times Square billboards to a group of emerging artists. The billboards will stay up until the end of October and then the vinyl will be turned into limited-edition tote bags.
- More news about a Minnesota retailer in the Big Apple. Taesik Yoon of the MoneyMasters blog writes about the opportunity presented to Best Buy as it moves into a former Circuit City space in downtown Manhattan.
- And the Consumerist blog brings us a tale of a “pie-in-the-face promotion” that gets out of hand at a Best Buy store. The blog received a cryptic non-denial from corporate. “Having fun while being the best is one of Best Buy’s core values.”