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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., Sept. 26, 2018

Dave Smith Motors partners with Joydrive to expand online car-buying experience

Dave Smith Motors has announced it has partnered with Joydrive, an online network of handpicked car dealerships, to offer customers a new way to buy.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets …


Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case

Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Walmart banks on tower power: North Spokane store included in Washington rollout

Walmart will add more than 500 “pickup towers” to stores across the U.S. this year, including the North Spokane location.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

UPS posts $1.1 billion profit for 4Q on high online shopping

UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network.


Froma Harrop: Downtown retail bucks dying-mall trend

Wausau, Wisconsin, for example, has not one vacant storefront in the entire downtown shopping area. The Wall Street Journal singled out Wausau as an important case study because it is …


Chinese spend billions shopping online on ‘Singles Day’

Chinese consumers are spending billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on “Singles Day,” a day of promotions that has grown into the world’s biggest e-commerce …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017

Shoppers fixated with discounts pose big worry for stores

Shoppers who got addicted to sales during the last recession have more tools than ever to cross-check prices and find bargains, creating a race to the bottom – particularly on …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Wal-Mart works to close gap with Amazon

Wal-Mart’s acquisition of Jet.com and brands that appeal to younger shoppers gave it an e-commerce boost as it works to close the gap between itself and the online leader. But …


More pay, greater confidence lifts US retail sales 0.6 pct.

Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay.


Don’t get cyber-Scrooged! Tips for safe online shopping

With Christmas just days away, people are using their smartphones and other devices to get a handle on their last-minute shopping. Hackers are on the hunt as well, looking to …


Cyber Monday barely hangs on as biggest online spending day

Cyber Monday barely retained its status as the biggest online spending day of the year after a surge of shoppers hit computers and phones instead of stores on Black Friday …


Amazon expands Dash ordering wand to entire catalog

Amazon has updated its barcode-scanning Dash shopping wand so you can now buy anything with it, not just groceries.


Sears, Claire’s at high risk in Fitch study of retail failures

Sears Holdings, Claire’s Stores and Nine West Holdings are among seven chains at high risk of defaulting within a year as shoppers shift to online merchants and spend more on …


Thieves steal gifts off family’s front porch

Siobhan Provolt was at home with her young children one recent afternoon when her 3-year-old told her some boys were at the front door. Provolt looked out an upstairs window …


Buy in to your health

Choosing health insurance can be confusing, as consumers try to decipher terms like “non-preferred providers” and “out-of-network co-insurance.” Buying it on your own, as many have been forced to do …


Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


Stores borrow from fast-food industry’s playbook

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


Tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought …


Report: ’Cyber Monday’ top online shopping day

Online shoppers spent record amounts on the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, making it the biggest online shopping day in history.