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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Thieves targeting E. Washington store cash registers

The Kennewick Walmart is the latest store to be hit by a pair of cash register thieves prowling Eastern Washington, including Spokane.


Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout lines

Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.


80-year-old Walmart employee pepper-sprayed by shoplifters

Police are searching for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80-year-old Walmart employee in Kentucky.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was …


2 killed, 9 hurt in cleaver attack at Chinese Walmart store

Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, police in …


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.


Oregon Walmart reopens after bomb scare

Police evacuated a Walmart store in Lebanon, Oregon, after getting a report there might be a pipe bomb inside.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed grocery transformation

Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do …


Walmart to acquire online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos

Walmart says it’s buying online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks …


Low prices, few choices: Discounters remake grocery shopping

Aldi and its European rival Lidl, which opens its first U.S. store this week, are hoping to change the way people shop with their smaller, no-frills stores filled mostly with …


Wal-Mart’s online sales surge, tops first-quarter expectations

Wal-Mart delivered first-quarter results that show it’s winning over shoppers at stores and online, even as the competition intensifies.


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Retail is dying? Tell that to fast-food chains losing top talent

There’s plenty of talk about the retail industry dying, with malls closing and the slump stressing iconic chains like Sears and J. Crew, but healthier big-box giants such as Wal-Mart …


Police searching for suspect in armed robbery near Walmart on Colton Street

Spokane Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a delivery driver near the Walmart Supercenter at 9212 N. Colton St. Saturday night.


Judge rejects $80M penalty in Wal-Mart truck drivers lawsuit

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Wal-Mart opens training center for new managers in Airway Heights

Walmart has opened a facility in Airway Heights to train entry-level managers from around the region.


Suspect arrested after Wal-Mart semi leads authorities on chase across Spokane

A man driving a stolen semi truck with a Wal-Mart trailer led authorities on a chase throughout Spokane before crashing into a family’s garage and running away Thursday morning.


Hayden shoplifting suspect went big, left store with 2 loaded carts

An accused shoplifter in North Idaho walked out of a Walmart store as if she had won a shopping spree. Jennifer L. Dossett of Coeur d’Alene allegedly pushed two carts …


If Amazon is really opening brick-and-mortar grocery stores, it’s a big deal

Rumors have been brewing for about a year now that e-commerce titan Amazon.com wants to open grocery-centric brick-and-mortar locations. In Seattle and Sunnyvale, California, there have been reports that outposts …


No ID for Walmart body

The body found in a burning car Monday is still not identified.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 30, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store …


Charity to deliver food to needy with new, larger set of wheels

Second Harvest Food Bank showed off its new semitrailer on Monday at a mobile food distribution event at West Central Community Center. The 2014 Peterbilt tractor was purchased with the …


Idaho stores swimming in sales since Wash. privatized liquor

In the first seven months of Washington’s privatized liquor system, the big winner may be Idaho. Business from Washington already was brisk in Idaho stores before Washington voters’ decision, with …


Robbery, carjack suspect jailed

A 24-year-old man was arrested without incident on Thursday in connection with a Monday robbery in Spokane Valley involving a carjacking and kidnapping of an elderly couple at a Wal-Mart …


Police searching for Spokane Valley carjacking suspect

A shoplifting suspect swung a knife at a security guard, jumped into an occupied car in the parking lot of the Spokane Valley Walmart and drove away with people inside, …


It won’t be hard to find hard liquor

It’s not exactly a gold rush. More like a mad dash to not be left behind when liquor sales go private in June. On June 1, the state’s roughly 330 …


Walmart looks to boost sales, boost returns for investors

Walmart (NYSE: WMT), the world’s largest retailer, has seriously upped its efforts to turn around eight straight quarters of falling sales at its established U.S. stores. It also plans to …


Quick-thinking citizens earn police chief’s plaudits

For Dillon Fabie, there was no decision to be made. Just an adrenaline rush and a quick sprint across a parking lot and there he was, restraining a suspected purse …


LC freshman’s song appears in NBC movie

A Spokane high school freshman performs a song featured tonight in a made-for-television movie. Tanner Azzinnaro, a Christian singer-songwriter who attends Lewis and Clark High School, appears on the soundtrack …


Wal-Mart tapping South Africa market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is buying a 51 percent stake in South African retailer Massmart. The transaction, worth about $2 billion, will cost Wal-Mart $20.71 per share. • OVERSEAS AGENDA: The …


Walmart offers price matching

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Corporate officials said Monday Walmart stores will match competitor prices beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through the weekend, one of the most popular holiday shopping periods …