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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 …


Here’s the Dirt: Hayden Walmart features latest design elements

There’s still no Walmart in Coeur d’Alene, but the retail behemoth is about as close as it can get. A Walmart supercenter will open Wednesday in Hayden, a couple of …


Possibly tainted meats sold at Walmart recalled

Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department …


Inspection and scales moving to fast lane

A $6.7 million Washington port of entry and weigh station complex under construction along Interstate 90 at the Idaho state line will provide nonstop service to many truckers, Department of …


Toxic metal common in Miley Cyrus line

LOS ANGELES – Walmart said Wednesday it is pulling an entire line of Miley Cyrus-brand necklaces and bracelets from its shelves after tests performed for the Associated Press found the …


Valley Walmart getting makeover

Walmart in Spokane Valley has begun a facelift, company officials said Friday. The company will create a friendlier interior in the store at 15727 E. Broadway, with a brighter paint …


Walmart plans Valley store near Costco

Walmart says it will square off with Costco Wholesale Corp. in the Spokane Valley. The Bentonville, Ark., retail behemoth announced Thursday it will build a 151,000-square-foot retail center on a …