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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Powered by Plants: Where to purchase plant-based products in Spokane

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Courtesy clerk from Yoke’s Mead store competes in national bagging competition

A bagger from Yoke’s Fresh Market in Mead competed in a National Best Bagger Championship in San Diego on Monday.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Kroger, Microsoft create futuristic grocery store. Amazon, take note.

Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.


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

Police: Grocery shooting suspect tried to access black church

A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went …


Whole Foods launches one-hour, 30-minute grocery pickup options

Whole Foods Market is launching two quick pickup options, the Amazon-owned organic grocer’s newest services for customers who want to get their hands on produce without walking store aisles.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Kroger to test grocery deliveries with driverless cars

Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018

Nestle to take over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles

Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global retail sales of Starbucks’s coffee and tea outside of its coffee shops.


Direct to your door: Spokane-area grocery delivery

Whether it’s through a company that fulfills grocery delivery like UberEATS does for restaurants, or it’s a grocery chain fulfilling delivery in-house, here are the stores you can rely on …


Kindle with your kale? Amazon to open shops in Whole Foods

You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon. The online retailer, which has already been selling its voice-activated Echos at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire …


Whole Foods shareholders say yes to Amazon deal

Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain’s CEO had called “love at first sight.”


Wal-Mart upgrades to Angus beef as grocery competition heats up

Just in time for Fourth of July barbecues, Wal-Mart has upgraded its beef to certified Angus across the U.S. as the fight for food shoppers’ cash intensifies.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion

Online retail giant Amazon is making a bold expansion into physical stores with a $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods, setting the stage for radical retail experiments that could …


Then and Now: The Powell-Sanders Building

Edward L. Powell was 11 years old when his family moved west by covered wagon from Ohio to Oregon in 1862. After studying civil engineering, he worked for the railroad. …


Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …


Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be …


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

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.


Grocery workers’ union targeting Yoke’s; CEO describes campaign as a ‘low blow’

A campaign of TV and radio ads, as well as mailers and billboards, is imploring shoppers to avoid Yoke’s Fresh Market because the chain did not give preferential treatment to …


Target’s top grocery exec out amid food section struggles

Target’s top grocery executive is leaving the company months after the retail giant announced disappointing results that analysts blamed partly on its struggling food section.


Grocer is 1st in Pennsylvania to sell wine since Prohibition

A grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.


Yoke’s Foods to buy four Trading Company stores in the region

Yoke’s Foods will buy four Trading Company Stores in the region, the Spokane Valley-based grocer said Monday.


Shawn Vestal: Scott Kusel’s grocery store crusade all of a sudden doesn’t look far-fetched

Scott Kusel is trying to build interest in bringing a local grocer back to East Central.


Natural Grocers to open in north Spokane Tuesday

Natural Grocers is opening its first Spokane store Tuesday in North Spokane.


Fresh Market to be bought by Apollo for more than $1.3B

The Fresh Market, a grocery store chain, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo for more than $1.3 billion.


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.


Whole Foods to install rooftop solar at 100 stores

Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …


Haggen to close Liberty Lake store as part of bankruptcy

The Haggen grocery chain will close its Liberty Lake store just months after entering the Eastern Washington market.


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.