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UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Purse snatching on South Hill turns into civilian car chase and shooting; no injurues

Detectives are investigating a purse-snatching that turned into a suspected shooting Wednesday. No one was hurt and deputies are searching for the suspects.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Police searching for man who stabbed woman at north Spokane Albertsons

A woman in her 70s was stabbed in north Spokane, and police are searching for the suspect. The woman was sent to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:58 p.m.

Spokane celebrates life of grocery courtesy clerk who touched the lives of thousands

Rick Chase met Andrew Vathis 25 years ago while they were working at Albertsons on the South Hill.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Collision kills longtime Albertsons employee who brought joy to others

Andrew Vathis rode a three-wheel bicycle. He sacked groceries. His smile changed lives.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.


Grocer Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Huckleberries: The criticism stung but Albertsons executives reacted to it properly

The online criticism of the Coeur d’Alene Albertsons stung, especially coming from a longtime customer who wondered if the store was going downhill. But Albertsons corporate executives responded quickly, promising …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Whole Foods rallies on report that Albertsons is mulling bid

Whole Foods Market Inc. shares rose the most in two weeks after the Financial Times reported that Albertsons Cos. is considering a takeover of the organic grocer.


Albertsons gazes into the future and envisions organic bananas

Every grocery chain seeking to thrive in the modern world must provide organic kale alongside the Hot Pockets and Fritos.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.

Albertsons said to weigh merger with organic grocer Sprouts

Albertsons Cos., the grocery-chain operator backed by Cerberus Capital Management, has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.


Albertsons will close two Spokane grocery stores next month

Albertsons will close two grocery stores in Spokane next month as a result of lower than desired sales.


Albertsons launches gas rewards program

Grocer Albertsons launched a gas rewards program nationwide Wednesday, according to a news release. Albertsons shoppers can earn points to save up to $1 per gallon at Safeway gas stations, …


Bank robbery reported inside Albertsons on Nevada

Two men robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons store at Nevada Street and Francis Avenue Friday evening, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Haggen may sell core stores to Albertsons

The Haggen bankruptcy saga has taken another turn as Federal Trade Commission documents reveal that the parent company of Albertsons wants to buy Haggens’ 33 remaining core stores.


Grocery chain Haggen files for bankruptcy

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The small grocery-store chain Haggen has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Bellingham Herald reports that Chief Executive John Clougher said the reorganization will allow …


Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion, alleging sabotage

The supermarket battle between Haggen and Albertsons is getting uglier. Haggen, a Pacific Northwest chain, sued Albertsons for allegedly engaging in “systematic efforts” to eliminate it as a competitor in …


Safeway to close Argonne store in Spokane Valley

One of Spokane Valley’s Safeway stores is closing. The store at 1441 N. Argonne Road will shut its doors for the last time on March 4.


Liberty Lake Safeway store part of huge Haggen acquisition

Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday. Haggen will buy 146 Safeway and Albertsons …


Safeway store in Liberty Lake part of big Haggen expansion

Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday.


Albertsons reports attempted data breach

Albertsons says someone tried to steal credit- and debit-card data about shoppers between June 22 and July 17. The Boise-based supermarket chain said last week it had found no evidence …


UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 9:33 p.m.

Albertsons owner to buy Safeway grocery chain

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.


Two arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies

Police have arrested two people they believe are connected to five of the eight pharmacy robberies reported in Spokane County since Jan. 1, including the most recent robbery at the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 8:40 a.m.

Albertsons closing 7 northwestern grocery stores

BOISE — The grocery chain Albertsons plans to close several stores in the Northwest, but not in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area. The Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon reports that seven of …


Arrest made in Albertsons pharmacy robbery

Police have arrested a 17-year-old male suspected of robbing a pharmacy inside the Albertsons store at 6520 N. Nevada on Friday.


Police: Man assaulted janitor, 71, with sharp putty knife

A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police say he robbed and beat an elderly janitor with a sharp putty knife at a grocery store.


Detectives seek suspect in credit card theft

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance images of a woman thought to have used a stolen credit card to buy $400 in gift cards from the Millwood Albertsons in …


Man arrested for two local robberies

Spokane Police arrested Daniel Drake, 39, on charges of robbing two local businesses this week.


Spokane police searching for Albertson’s robbery suspect

Police are searching for a white man in his 40s after a robbery at Albertson’s grocery store Wednesday morning.


Liquor thefts have police, state, stores ill at ease

The surveillance video from the Liberty Lake Safeway store is crystal clear. A thief walks into the liquor aisle, glances over his shoulder, grabs a bottle of liquor and casually …


Milk Bone, Albertsons partner to pay for animal and training

Sprock, an impossibly curly cuddly goldendoodle service dog, stole all the attention Friday afternoon when he and his owner, 19-year-old Daniel Swanson, accepted a $20,000 donation on behalf of Canine …