Stories tagged: grocery
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
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 …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Kindle with your kale? Amazon to open shops in Whole Foods
You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon. The online retailer, which has already been selling its voice-activated Echos at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Whole Foods shareholders say yes to Amazon deal
Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain’s CEO had called “love at first sight.”
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Wal-Mart upgrades to Angus beef as grocery competition heats up
Just in time for Fourth of July barbecues, Wal-Mart has upgraded its beef to certified Angus across the U.S. as the fight for food shoppers’ cash intensifies.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion
Online retail giant Amazon is making a bold expansion into physical stores with a $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods, setting the stage for radical retail experiments that could …
Mon., May 22, 2017
Then and Now: The Powell-Sanders Building
Edward L. Powell was 11 years old when his family moved west by covered wagon from Ohio to Oregon in 1862. After studying civil engineering, he worked for the railroad. …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit
The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle
Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Albertsons said to weigh merger with organic grocer Sprouts
Albertsons Cos., the grocery-chain operator backed by Cerberus Capital Management, has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7 a.m.
Grocery workers’ union targeting Yoke’s; CEO describes campaign as a ‘low blow’
A campaign of TV and radio ads, as well as mailers and billboards, is imploring shoppers to avoid Yoke’s Fresh Market because the chain did not give preferential treatment to …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Target’s top grocery exec out amid food section struggles
Target’s top grocery executive is leaving the company months after the retail giant announced disappointing results that analysts blamed partly on its struggling food section.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Grocer is 1st in Pennsylvania to sell wine since Prohibition
A grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Yoke’s Foods to buy four Trading Company stores in the region
Yoke’s Foods will buy four Trading Company Stores in the region, the Spokane Valley-based grocer said Monday.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Scott Kusel’s grocery store crusade all of a sudden doesn’t look far-fetched
Scott Kusel is trying to build interest in bringing a local grocer back to East Central.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Natural Grocers to open in north Spokane Tuesday
Natural Grocers is opening its first Spokane store Tuesday in North Spokane.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:37 a.m.
Fresh Market to be bought by Apollo for more than $1.3B
The Fresh Market, a grocery store chain, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo for more than $1.3 billion.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Haggen may sell core stores to Albertsons
The Haggen bankruptcy saga has taken another turn as Federal Trade Commission documents reveal that the parent company of Albertsons wants to buy Haggens’ 33 remaining core stores.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Whole Foods to install rooftop solar at 100 stores
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 2:51 p.m.
Haggen to close Liberty Lake store as part of bankruptcy
The Haggen grocery chain will close its Liberty Lake store just months after entering the Eastern Washington market.
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
Liberty Lake Safeway store part of huge Haggen acquisition
Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday. Haggen will buy 146 Safeway and Albertsons …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014, 5:53 p.m.
Safeway store in Liberty Lake part of big Haggen expansion
Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday.
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 4:02 p.m.
Trader Joe’s headed to South Hill
Trader Joe’s, a nationwide chain that’s created a legion of food-loving fans, announced it will open its first Spokane store next year.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
WinCo to open Feb. 9
The first of two large WinCo Foods supermarkets in Spokane County will open its doors Feb. 9. The Boise-based discount food retailer’s first store in Spokane, at 9257 N. Nevada …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2008, 12:29 p.m.
Grocery stores restocking
Safeway and Albertson’s grocery stores have been slow getting supplies, but officials are telling shoppers not to fret.