Stories tagged: sales
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Tumbling prices can’t stop growth of Spokane County’s legal marijuana market on three-year anniversary
The same gram of weed that cost consumers $25 to $30 in 2014 will now set you back about $7, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board. But Spokane …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
McDonald’s makes supersized effort to turn fading popularity
The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Amazon’s Prime Day proves to be its biggest shopping day ever
The e-commerce giant didn’t disclose a figure but said purchases made by members of its Prime loyalty program, to whom the discount extravaganza is geared, were 60 percent higher than …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Retailers want to work out your wallet – and your body
As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry – fitness and wellness – in …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
SmartRecruiters plans sales office in downtown Spokane
SmartRecruiters is opening a Spokane sales office in March that will employ about 10 people.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Auto industry could break sales records yet again. But analysts see decline coming.
Automakers are on the cusp of a second record-breaking year for sales as dealers made an end-of-year push to empty their lots over the weekend. But even as the industry …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected
The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list – but a one-day …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Marijuana sales surge in Washington
Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role
When Microsoft, chasing the success of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services business, started pushing its own package of rented processing power and web-based business tools, the company’s salespeople treated them as …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Taxable retail sales increase in 2015
Washington state revenue officials say taxable retail sales in 2015 topped $135 billion. That was an 8.4 percent increase over 2014.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Millwood gets big marijuana tax reimbursement
Millwood, a suburb of roughly 1,800 residents, recently got its first check from Washington state as a reimbursement of marijuana tax revenue.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
July pot sales end hot streak
Marijuana sales in Spokane County dipped in July, the first drop in month-to-month retail receipts since the drug became legal. The county’s 15 shops sold $3.8 million worth of marijuana …
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Legal marijuana sales in Spokane County top $1 million last month
Consumers spent $1 million last month on legal marijuana in Spokane County, the first time recreational sales eclipsed that mark since shops opened this summer. While market shares have tumbled …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Washington marijuana sales top $5.1 million in August
Recreational marijuana sales are soaring in August, thanks in part to a big Friday that came in the midst of several large-scale marijuana events in Western Washington. According to sales …
Wed., July 9, 2014
Long lines, high prices as legal pot shop opens in Spokane
A cross-country road trip landed New Hampshire natives Steve and Tricia Goyette in north Spokane just hours before the city’s first recreational marijuana store let in its first customers Tuesday. …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Smart spending: Wise shoppers wait for post-holiday bargains
It’s December, the malls are bustling and “Sale” signs are everywhere. Good time to grab the deals? Not so fast. Savvy shoppers should realize that some items are actually a …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Small Talk: Recovery sparks increase in small-business sales
Sales of small businesses are finally making big gains. Fred Barkman, who last year bought Spectra Laboratories, a company that tests land and water for toxins, is in the process …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013, 7:37 a.m.
Warnings of slower sales sends Dow down 200 points
NEW YORK — Warnings of weaker sales from big companies and a jump in long-term interest rates drove the stock market lower early Thursday.
Tue., July 3, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
Chrysler’s US sales rise 20 percent in June
DETROIT — From the tiny Fiat 500 to the Ram pickup truck, sales of Chrysler vehicles charged higher in June, despite concerns that buyers would be turned off by slower …
Sat., March 26, 2011
PARMA, Ohio – The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
Stores strategize in light of last year’s difficult holiday season
Retailers across the region have just one wish: Whatever else happens, please spare us a winter like last year. Consumers are still in a cautious state of mind, but store …
Sun., Oct. 26, 2008
In a down market
What some North Idaho residential real estate observers early this year thought would be a momentary market correction has turned into a different beast. With a national economic crisis hurting …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2008
Couple take flip approach to home sale
It was supposed to be their dream home. Chuck and Barb Rathbun bought the blue, three-bedroom, modern rancher on Five Mile Prairie last year with plans to downsize and retire …
Wed., May 14, 2008
Housing slowdown hits N. Idaho
Home sales slowed and average sale prices dropped across much of North Idaho during the six months ending in April, compared with the same period a year earlier, new data …
Wed., March 22, 1995
Pricecostco Agrees To Buy Mexican Chain
PriceCostco on Tuesday announced an agreement to purchase Price Enterprises’ interest in Price Club de Mexico for $30.5 million.
Fri., March 3, 1995
Dutch Firm Offers To Buy Barings For $1.60
A Dutch financial group has offered the token sum of one pound ($1.60) for most of Barings PLC and its hefty liabilities, an executive close to the failed British bank …
Sat., Feb. 25, 1995
Sales Tax Proceeds Show Dropoff In Retail Growth But Kootenai County Merchants Enjoyed A Strong Holiday Season
Kootenai County merchants rang up strong holidayseason sales, but the local economy also showed signs of slowing down. Taxable sales increased 3.6 percent during the fourth quarter of 1994 compared …
Wed., Feb. 15, 1995
Us West To Sell 450 Rural Exchanges
US West Communications Inc. plans to sell nearly 450 rural telephone exchanges within the next year. US West is shedding the exchanges so it can refocus resources in urban and …
Wed., Jan. 4, 1995
Detroit Unveils Products, Predicts Another Strong Year
Ford Motor Co.executives Edward Hagenlocker, left, and Alex Trotman introduce the 1996 Mercury Sable, left, and Ford Taurus at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Tuesday. Photo …