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Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

Thousands of restaurants are experimenting with virtual spinoffs as they try to capitalize on the rising popularity of online ordering.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Boeing’s troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark.


Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Proposed bill would open door to home delivery of marijuana in Washington

The targeted legislation would aim to help small businesses compete with larger firms and extend business ownership opportunities to communities of color, women and military veterans.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

FedEx to end ground delivery business with Amazon

FedEx will no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon as the online shopping giant builds its own fleet and becomes more of a threat to delivery companies.


Survey: More than 1 in 4 delivery drivers taste the food they’re dropping off

Ordering dinner straight to your doorstep via an app may be convenient, but it turns out that relying on a driver to deliver your food untouched may not be a …


Rob Curley: Subscribing in space

The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.


Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem

Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries ‘in months’

Amazon said Wednesday it plans to use self-driving drones to deliver packages to shoppers’ home in the coming months.


Amazon says 10 million items now qualify for one-day delivery

Amazon, which has been working to deliver orders faster, says that more than 10 million items now qualify for next-day delivery.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

FedEx to deliver 7 days a week to satisfy online shoppers

FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business

Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything shipped in two days, said this week that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its U.S. Prime members on most …


CVS spreads same-day prescription deliveries to 36 states

CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online.


Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks expanding drinks-delivery service to San Francisco, adding other cities in the coming weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

This start-up is launching a remote-controlled ‘grocery store on wheels’

At first glance, the black-and-white Robomart vehicle, with its minimalist design and rounded body, looks like a vision of the future. But if you ignore the lack of a steering …


Amazon’s fleet of jets is growing

The company said Friday it will lease 10 Boeing 767s planes, bringing its total fleet to 50 with the goal of getting orders to people faster and more reliably.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Starbucks to expand delivery in U.S., China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

The day may not be far off when drones will carry medicine to people in rural or remote areas, but the marketing hype around instant delivery of consumer goods looks …


100 years ago in Spokane: Altman family learns of second son killed in World War I

For the second time in a month, a messenger delivered bad news to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Idaho newspaper carriers say they were targets of shooting

Donna Correll said Monday afternoon that bullets had entered the front windshield and passenger window while she and her husband were delivering papers at about 3:25 a.m., and a third …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Starbucks ventures into delivery again with test of UberEats

Starbucks Corp. is giving delivery another chance in the U.S. After an attempt to test the service with Postmates years ago, the coffee company is now teaming up with UberEats …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year.


Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer.


Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.


Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon more ways to ship its packages to shoppers …