It may feel a bit like Black Friday this weekend at the Mall of America. The Bloomington megamall expects big crowds on Saturday and Sunday as Muslims around the Twin Cities celebrate the end of Ramadan, a monthlong period in which followers fast from sunrise to sunset. Eid al-Fitr, which begins Saturday night, marks the end of the holy month. In the day or two leading up to Eid, many families go shopping to pick up gifts for children.
Burnsville Center’s Sears store will close, but in an unexpected twist, its Gordmans will rise from the dead and reopen next week. The developments are the latest musical chairs in the upheaval taking place at shopping malls and centers around the country amid the shift to online shopping and other changes in consumer behavior. The Sears Auto Center in Burnsville will close in late July followed by the Sears department store in mid-September, confirmed Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman.
Target Corp. has found a strange bedfellow in Casper, the online mattress-in-a-box company whose products the Minneapolis-based retailer began carrying on its website over the weekend. The fast-growing mattress company confirmed this week that Target was the lead investor in a $170 million round of funding.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".