Stories tagged: retail
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Cassie David named her bridal boutique Honest in Ivory. She thought something “a little cheeky” would be appropriate.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Shopko will close two additional stores in the Spokane area as the Wisconsin-based retailer seeks to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
The Creative Office, an Olympia-based office supply and furniture company, has opened a store at 10102 E. Knox Ave.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Etailz has reduced its staff by 20 percent after its parent company reported $14 million in losses during the third quarter.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
On Wednesday, MasterCard SpendingPulse – which tracks retail spending trends – said holiday sales had seen the strongest growth in the past six years, surging 5.1 percent to more than …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 4:14 a.m.
Seaview Global has opened an office and warehouse in Liberty Lake, employing five people. The company designs and makes mounts for marine electronics on vessels, including radars, satellites, GPS, and …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Kimberly Stoddard has opened Campfire Couture in Sandpoint. The shop at 319 First Ave. sells heirloom quality clothing and accessories from independent designers and local artists.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy and stores’ investments in online services including features that allow shoppers to buy …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 5:04 a.m.
Spokane area residents will spread their money around this season, hitting the malls, patronizing small businesses and shopping online, according to a survey by Washington State University. Five local retailers …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
Firas Alhasani had a plan. Get in. Get the TV. Get out. Such is the life of a Black Friday shopper. Especially one who shows up three hours early to …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 3:30 a.m.
While Sears is a wholly American story, it’s a Spokane story as well. Its rise was more than evident here, as the retailer built the city’s most modern department store …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world’s largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Black Friday’s draw as a retail experience continues to decline, with 84 percent of Pacific Northwest shoppers saying it “used to be an event.” More people are expected to shop …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates and Ice Cream will open a store in Spokane on Nov. 30.
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
The Spokane Walmart at 9212 N. Colton St. will celebrate the completion of a store remodel with an 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
At Home plans to open a retail store in part of the former Costco building on North Division.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Area Kohl’s stores are having holiday hiring events on Friday and Saturday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
The Sears bankruptcy: Locals lament company’s decline, even if they’ve become infrequent shoppers at the one-time retail giant
Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Monday. The retailer will close 142 of its 700-plus remaining stores and eliminate thousands of jobs in a bid to stay afloat.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
A year ago, a Sears bankruptcy would have fit better into the U.S. retail narrative, given the steady decline of shopping malls and foundering chains. Today, however, with shoppers feeling …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …
Sun., July 8, 2018
The outdoor retailer Patagonia will close up shop this Election Day, and it’s urging other companies to do the same.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Walmart will hold a 7:30 a.m. Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony following the completion of a remodeling project at its store at 3050 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls.
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Savvy consumers can take advanage of “tax day” specials offered by some restaurants and retailers.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales.