Stories tagged: fred meyer
UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020
The parent company of grocer Fred Meyer has announced it will provide “thank you” payments to hourly employees after a union outcry over the company ending a $2 per hour …
UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020
Area grocers limit number of customers in stores, institute additional measures to protect against COVID-19 spread
Area grocery chains are taking additional social distancing precautions by implementing one-way aisles and restricting the amount of customers in stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020
The union that represents grocery workers in Spokane and North Idaho announced a deal Wednesday with Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer stores, to increase worker pay by $2 an hour …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Like an 18th century sailor mapping out a series of Caribbean islands on a rum-running escapade, vegans and vegetarians will often ping-pong around a city bouncing from store to store …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Eighty children gathered at the Fred Meyer store on Thor Street on Saturday to go school clothes shopping with their Big Brother or Big Sister.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Spokane Police Department detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting early Monday on I-90 that sent one man to the hospital.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018
Kroger is raising the minimum age to buy guns at its Fred Meyer stores, the third major retailer to place restrictions on gun sales that exceed federal law.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
If you’re a last-minute shopper still wanting to buy a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you may be out of luck. Local retailers say a run on safety glasses has …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
Spokane police officers sprayed with bear mace while pursuing robbery suspect in East Central neighborhood
A man sprayed himself and three police officers with bear mace during a chase in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
A Spokane developer is determined to build a 220-unit apartment complex in the Wandermere neighborhood, but first he’ll need to see the end of a lawsuit over a proposed access …
Sun., May 15, 2016
The former Fred Meyer store on East Francis Avenue has sold for $3.9 million to open as a future R’nR RV superstore.
Tue., May 10, 2016
A new farmers market in downtown Spokane is looking for vendors. The Riverfront Park Farmers Market is slated to open June 4.
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
As the Christmas Bureau serves its last family today and packs away any leftover toys and books for next year, it will be bittersweet. Something good has happened here. Once …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
A man suspected of a brazen theft of a Salvation Army red kettle from a bell ringer in Post Falls was arrested Wednesday in Spokane. Meanwhile, Spokane police said they …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
A forested park in the Wandermere neighborhood gifted to the county by retail company Fred Meyer will stay undeveloped for now. Earlier this week appellate judges kept in place an …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
A man and a woman captured on surveillance video threatened to shoot and stab witnesses when confronted after a suspected shoplifting at a Spokane Fred Meyer store on Saturday, police …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
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 …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013
Four brothers have been arrested and face stolen property charges following a three-month long investigation into thefts from stores in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Airway Heights.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
It’s like a death, really. The news that the north Spokane Fred Meyer store was closing stunned me. For more than 20 years I’ve weekly walked the store’s aisles. I’m …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Whatever business replaces the soon-vacating Fred Meyer in north Spokane will have large shoes to fill. The retail and grocery store at 525 E. Francis will close Feb. 2 after …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013
After nearly four decades in business, the north Spokane Fred Meyer store on East Francis Avenue closes its doors on Feb. 2. That’s two days later than the original Jan. …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Fred Meyer will close its store on East Francis Avenue early next year after failing to renegotiate its lease. Fred Meyer, a division of The Kroger Co., told its 167 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
Fred Meyer will close its store on Francis Avenue in Spokane early next year after failing to renegotiate its lease. The Portland-based store told its 167 employees Wednesday morning of …
Fri., June 29, 2012
Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into a motor home in the parking lot of a north Spokane store on Thursday.
Thu., May 31, 2012
If Washington voters thought that letting private retailers take over liquor sales would make life simpler, they might have been wrong. Come Friday, prices for thousands of different libations will …
Mon., May 7, 2012
The tradition of Bloomies tossing excess clothes into trees near the start of the race pays off for Arc of Spokane, a group dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities. …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2009
Krista Woodruff arrived at the Coeur d’Alene Fred Meyer store on Wednesday night to wait for a chance to have Sarah Palin autograph her copy of Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: …