Stories tagged: retail
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue was first built as a storage facility for the Marshall-Wells Company in 1909. Today, it’s part of the WSU campus in the University District.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.2% even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
But the legacy of jewelry sales at its former Dodson’s Jewelers in downtown Spokane lives on through Johnson’s Custom Jewelry, which opened last week at 516 W. Riverside Ave.
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
When John Stone set foot on the site of a former sawmill near the Spokane River, he saw an opportunity to transform the land into a lifestyle center, a “town …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 6:25 a.m.
Walmart announced Tuesday it would no longer sell handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in midday trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
As department stores watch their customers flock to secondhand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
In yet another example of a beloved Northwest retailer trying to turn itself around, Eddie Bauer will shutter a call center near Columbus, Ohio, and eliminate 111 jobs there in …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
In just over two months, Nordstrom executives and other luminaries will descend on midtown Manhattan to christen one of the largest, most ambitious projects in the company’s 118-year history – …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 6 a.m.
When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas’ U.S. outdoors
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
The location is the only one that will be shuttered in Washington state in this latest round of closures but is among 26 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide that will …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4 a.m.
Bobbi Jo Krakenberg owns Bobbi Jo’s Miniatures and Dollhouses and operates the store specializing in miniatures and dollhouses and their furnishings from her Spokane Valley home. She’s never advertised.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
A plot of land known as the KXLY site is slated is slated to be turned into apartments, retail shopping, parking lots and soccer field improvements with a few years.
Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
The NASA logo is having a moment in the retail spotlight
Fri., June 28, 2019, 4 a.m.
Garland Resale Boutique is opening today in downtown Spokane following months of work to repair damage from a fire earlier this year. The boutique was set to open in March …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
As big chain bookstores struggle, independent booksellers in Spokane area and elsewhere enjoy a resurgence
The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene and Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane are among the many independent bookstores in the area riding a national wave of resurgence.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Pressure from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to weigh on the retail sector.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 3:57 p.m.
An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products but some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain, is closing all 650 of its stores after struggling with falling sales.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.
Mon., May 6, 2019, 4:06 p.m.
Lord & Taylor, one of the country’s oldest department stores, may be put up for sale.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
The Pop Up Shop, presently in Steam Plant Square, is rebranding and relocating to River Park Square, a move that will accommodate additional space for artists to sell locally-made goods.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Cassie David named her bridal boutique Honest in Ivory. She thought something “a little cheeky” would be appropriate.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Shopko will close two additional stores in the Spokane area as the Wisconsin-based retailer seeks to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
The Creative Office, an Olympia-based office supply and furniture company, has opened a store at 10102 E. Knox Ave.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Etailz has reduced its staff by 20 percent after its parent company reported $14 million in losses during the third quarter.