Read Ali’s current articles and columns in Twin Cities Business magazine and tcbmag.com. Ali is also a contributing editor to Mpls.St.Paul.
Ladies Who (Sell) Lunch
Why women in business crave organizations of their own.
The Year of Too Many Pop-Ups?
After the holidays, a look at what's next for indie brands.
The Next Generation Gap
How will millennial managers—as well as the rest of the workplace— react to the first wave of Gen Z entering the workforce this summer?
What is Edina without J.Crew?
A look at the struggling retailer’s head-scratching decision to close its store in the one suburb where gingham is always in style.
Mall of America’s AI Chatbot is Neat, but Needs Schooling
Can technology actually enhance a trip to the mall, or is it just gimmicks for now?
Kit and Ace Was its Own Worst Enemy
Kit and Ace, lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s follow-up brand of luxury basics, has abruptly closed all U.S. stores including its Mall of America location.
The Nordstrom Touch
How retail’s humblest dynasty—led by Blake, Erik and Pete Nordstrom—is seizing the future of shopping.
Buying Into Fall
See how the owners of a designer boutique decide what women are wearing this season.
Ali and Stephanie March Do the Super Bowl
Steph wakes up in a panic. It’s Snack Ship building day at City Center and she realizes the lefse sail is just not going to work: The snow shovel in a sand bucket jimmyrigged with coat hangers and sheet of lefse was, maybe, just a dream anyway. Commit to Let It Go.