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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 …


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 …