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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Law enforcement, kids take a spin through the toy aisles at annual Holidays and Heroes event

About 100 children in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region were chauffeured around area shopping centers at this year’s Holidays and Heroes event.


Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted for Walmart

Bulldozers downing trees on a property targeted for a Walmart-anchored shopping center were ordered to stop work after a federal judge issued an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists fighting to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

In the age of Amazon, Walmart is changing its legal name

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon’s increasing dominance,


Christmas Bureau gains new partnership with Walmart

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a new toy under the tree and this year the Christmas Bureau has a new partner in providing discounted toys to children in need.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Walmart pulls “Rope. Tree. Journalist.” T-shirt from site

Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.


Shoppers say fake Fingerlings were sold through big sites

Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they’ve been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and Walmart.com.


Walmart sees strong online sales lift third-quarter results

NEW YORK – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord & Taylor

Walmart will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Inside-your-home deliveries could raise insurance premiums

Smart locks that let retailers deliver packages inside houses or apartments with a digital code while you are away raise liability questions and could raise home insurance rates, experts said.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado Walmart attack

A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said …


Suspect named in Colorado Walmart shooting that killed 3

THORNTON, Colo. – Colorado authorities have identified a man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; no arrests

Two men and a woman were killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart on Wednesday night that forced customers to either hide or flee.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Walmart sees the future and it is digital

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery …


Buyer’s remorse be gone, Walmart puts returns in fast lane

Retail giant is altering its policies to speed returns, even it means that nothing is returned at all in some cases.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Walmart armors up for food fight with Amazon

Walmart’s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge – even when you’re not home

Walmart announced Friday that it is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that allows the delivery worker to enter the customer’s home and unload groceries.


Walmart to offer extra holiday hours for current workers

Walmart won’t be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers.


Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Walmart’s online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Walmart’s recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.


Walmart says gun-display back-to-school promotion was prank

Walmart says an internal investigation shows it was the victim of a prank when a photograph showed up on social media showing a sign reading “Own The School Year Like …


Photo of purported Walmart gun display roils social media

Walmart said Thursday it’s investigating a photo that’s attracted interest on social media by purporting to show a sign reading “Own The School Year Like A Hero” atop a gun-filled …


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 …