Stories tagged: grocery
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
A bagger from Yoke’s Fresh Market in Mead competed in a National Best Bagger Championship in San Diego on Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8 a.m.
Whole Foods Market is launching two quick pickup options, the Amazon-owned organic grocer’s newest services for customers who want to get their hands on produce without walking store aisles.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global retail sales of Starbucks’s coffee and tea outside of its coffee shops.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 will buy four Trading Company Stores in the region, the Spokane Valley-based grocer said Monday.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
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 is opening its first Spokane store Tuesday in North Spokane.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:37 a.m.
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.
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 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.
The Haggen grocery chain will close its Liberty Lake store just months after entering the Eastern Washington market.
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
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.
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, a nationwide chain that’s created a legion of food-loving fans, announced it will open its first Spokane store next year.