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With plastic bag recycling difficult, Washington ponders ban at stores – and fees for paper bags

Under the proposal, customers could purchase paper or reusable plastic bags for a dime each. Cities with a bag ordinance already in place would be required to adopt the state’s …


Washington Legislature begins debate on banning single-use plastic grocery bags

Legislature considers statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

My Fresh Basket wins industry award for innovation

My Fresh Basket, the Kendall Yards grocery store, has won a national industry award for innovation.


100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds

Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …


On game day, normally packed Spokane venues feel like a ghost town

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Grocery Outlet will open Colville store

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will open a Colville store in early December.


Supervalu buying California grocery distributer for $114M

Supervalu Inc. is buying grocery distributor Unified Grocers Inc. for $114 million cash, boosting the grocery store operator’s wholesale business.


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.


Then and Now: Rosauers Supermarkets

In 1934, J.M. “Mert” Rosauer started what would become a 22-store supermarket chain with locations across the Northwest and Rockies.


Food prices are falling. Why aren’t restaurant bills lower too?

Food prices are falling, so why isn’t the price of your favorite restaurant meal?


The Dirt: Trader Joe’s to open new store Friday on North Division

Trader Joe’s opens its second Spokane grocery this Friday on North Division.


Digital vigilance: Liberty Lake company helps stores fight theft, fraud

Grocery chains and retail stores are increasingly combating in-store theft and cashiers’ money mistakes by adopting advanced video surveillance systems that link every sales transaction to high-definition video. It’s not …


URM probe into card data breach wrapping up

Spokane’s URM Stores on Thursday announced that the company is close to finishing an investigation of a credit card security breach last fall, and listed nearly 70 stores where transactions …


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 …


Photos: King made his fortune with Monroe Street grocery

Spokane grew around the rocky falls of the river, but soon after the furious growth of the 1880s and 1890s, Spokane’s footprint began to expand north. As neighborhoods sprang up, …


WinCo’s debut a mixed bag of opinions

Just in case you missed all of the advertising, the new WinCo Foods grocery store on North Nevada Street is open. Among those who swap money-saving tips for grocery shopping …