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CVS spreads same-day prescription deliveries to 36 states

CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online.


Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks expanding drinks-delivery service to San Francisco, adding other cities in the coming weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

This start-up is launching a remote-controlled ‘grocery store on wheels’

At first glance, the black-and-white Robomart vehicle, with its minimalist design and rounded body, looks like a vision of the future. But if you ignore the lack of a steering …


Amazon’s fleet of jets is growing

The company said Friday it will lease 10 Boeing 767s planes, bringing its total fleet to 50 with the goal of getting orders to people faster and more reliably.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Starbucks to expand delivery in U.S., China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

The day may not be far off when drones will carry medicine to people in rural or remote areas, but the marketing hype around instant delivery of consumer goods looks …


100 years ago in Spokane: Altman family learns of second son killed in World War I

For the second time in a month, a messenger delivered bad news to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Idaho newspaper carriers say they were targets of shooting

Donna Correll said Monday afternoon that bullets had entered the front windshield and passenger window while she and her husband were delivering papers at about 3:25 a.m., and a third …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Starbucks ventures into delivery again with test of UberEats

Starbucks Corp. is giving delivery another chance in the U.S. After an attempt to test the service with Postmates years ago, the coffee company is now teaming up with UberEats …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year.


Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer.


Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.


Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon more ways to ship its packages to shoppers …


Zaycon customers say company closed without reimbursing them

Dozens of customers from around the country have complained that Zaycon, a Spokane Valley meat delivery company, took its orders and money in the months leading up to its unexpected …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Get Into My Car … Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Pizza alfresco: Domino’s will deliver to beaches, parks in the Inland Northwest and elsewhere

Domino’s, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Amazon issued patent for delivery drones that can react to screaming, flailing arms

Amazon.com has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a delivery drone that can respond to human gestures.


Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver some of its own orders

Amazon’s next move may be to shake up the shipping industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods

The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership. Amazon.com Inc. said deliveries started …


Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered.


Onion deliveries to be speeded by new transfer site

A proposed truck-to-rail reloading facility – a project aimed at solving the onion industry’s transportation problems in Idaho and Oregon – is expected to be built within three years, officials …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Calendar quirk, Amazon, put pressure on retailers to deliver

With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their deadlines for standard delivery or free shipping. And …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.


Heavy volume of shipments causes delivery delays for UPS

UPS says some package deliveries are being delayed because of an unexpected flood of orders from online shoppers.


Cyber Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for patience.

Retailers and United Parcel Service are trying to give customers accustomed to quick deliveries a few incentives to be patient, following the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday shopping spree.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

He caught someone stealing packages off his porch. So he put another box out and waited.

National Package Protection Day is Nov. 29, the day many online purchases made on Cyber Monday arrive.


Direct to your door: Spokane-area grocery delivery

Whether it’s through a company that fulfills grocery delivery like UberEATS does for restaurants, or it’s a grocery chain fulfilling delivery in-house, here are the stores you can rely on …


Take-out taking off – Where to order your dinner online in the Inland Northwest

Restaurant patrons no longer have to cram their cupboards with takeout menus in order to have access to a wealth of food delivery services at their fingertips. Here are some …