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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: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Authorities seek victims of suspect who grabbed and filmed girls at Spokane Valley Walmart

Detectives are looking for victims of a man who allegedly followed, recorded and touched young girls at a Spokane Valley Walmart on Nov. 1 and on other occasions.


Walmart surpasses Amazon as online shoppers’ most popular grocer

The world’s largest retailer has surpassed the e-commerce giant in a survey of online food shoppers, more of whom said they most recently visited Walmart’s site for groceries.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Blind customers sue Walmart, saying self-serve checkouts violate ADA

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind have sued Walmart, alleging the company violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully …


Walmart’s warehouse chain tries to get high-tech with test store

Warehouse clubs, purveyors of off-price denim and massive tubs of mayonnaise, aren’t usually on the cutting edge of retail. Walmart’s Sam’s Club wants to prove otherwise.


Spokane Walmart celebrates end of renovations Friday

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: 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.


Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65 million settlement the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.


Walmart to buy online plus-size women’s brand Eloquii

Walmart says it’s acquiring an online plus-size fashion brand called Eloquii Design Inc., extending its buying spree of niche brands as it tries to compete better with online leader Amazon.com


Boise woman pleads guilty after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony injury to a child following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

While Kroger results disappoint, Target announces plan to hire 20 percent more for holidays

Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ sales estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter.


Walmart’s Jet.com to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season.


Medical examiner: Walmart robbery suspect shot himself

Authorities say an armed man who robbed a Walmart store in Spanaway early Monday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not fatally shot by deputies as initially thought.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Walmart’s online shoppers won’t have to hang their own TVs anymore

Walmart is expanding its partnership with on-demand home-services company Handy to sell installation and assembly packages right on its website.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Thousands of Amazon workers receive food stamps. Now Sen. Bernie Sanders wants Amazon to pay up.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Walmart patent filings envision customers strapping on headsets to shop

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer has applied for patents that envision a virtual showroom and a fulfillment center that would allow people to put on a headset and shop in a …


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


Police: Man opened fire following dispute in Walmart checkout line

A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Bank robbery suspect arrested at Shadle Walmart

Spokane police arrested a man Sunday evening suspected of robbing two area banks.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Walmart draws fire for ‘Impeach 45’ T-shirts

Walmart is under fire after its website offered T-shirts from third-party sellers with “IMPEACH 45” emblazoned across the front in big capital letters – a call to bring down the …


Walmart completes remodel of its Post Falls store

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: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Pastor who shot suspect in Tumwater carjacking spree tells his story

As he heard the gunshots from the back of the Tumwater Walmart, David George wondered if his family was safe — and then his training kicked in. George, a pastor …


Police identify suspect fatally shot by civilian at Walmart in Tumwater

Police have identified a 44-year-old man from McCleary, Washington, as the suspect who was shot and killed after a string of carjackings and a shooting Sunday at a Walmart store …


Bystander hailed as hero after killing suspect in spree of violence in Tumwater

A pair of carjackings and a chaotic hunt for a suspect ended Sunday afternoon with the shooting death of an armed man by a civilian in the parking lot of …


Dozens sickened in new salmonella outbreak, this time traced to pre-cut melons

At least 60 people have been sickened and dozens have been hospitalized with salmonella after tainted pre-cut melons were distributed to stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Whole Foods …


Walmart sues its former head of tax for jumping to Amazon

Walmart sued its former chief tax officer for violating her employment agreement by defecting to online rival Amazon.com, the latest broadside in the slugfest between the two retail giants.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Walmart to offer employees a college education for $1 a day

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, announced Wednesday that it will pay for its workers to go back to school – as long as they get degrees in business or …


Walmart beats all around, with online sales rebounding

Walmart is reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter with rebounding online sales.