Stories tagged: retail
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
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
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
When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas’ U.S. outdoors
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
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
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
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
The NASA logo is having a moment in the retail spotlight
Fri., June 28, 2019
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
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
Pressure from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to weigh on the retail sector.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019
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
Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain, is closing all 650 of its stores after struggling with falling sales.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019
Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
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
Lord & Taylor, one of the country’s oldest department stores, may be put up for sale.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
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
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
Cassie David named her bridal boutique Honest in Ivory. She thought something “a little cheeky” would be appropriate.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
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
Etailz has reduced its staff by 20 percent after its parent company reported $14 million in losses during the third quarter.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
On Wednesday, MasterCard SpendingPulse – which tracks retail spending trends – said holiday sales had seen the strongest growth in the past six years, surging 5.1 percent to more than …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
Seaview Global has opened an office and warehouse in Liberty Lake, employing five people. The company designs and makes mounts for marine electronics on vessels, including radars, satellites, GPS, and …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Kimberly Stoddard has opened Campfire Couture in Sandpoint. The shop at 319 First Ave. sells heirloom quality clothing and accessories from independent designers and local artists.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy and stores’ investments in online services including features that allow shoppers to buy …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
Spokane area residents will spread their money around this season, hitting the malls, patronizing small businesses and shopping online, according to a survey by Washington State University. Five local retailers …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Firas Alhasani had a plan. Get in. Get the TV. Get out. Such is the life of a Black Friday shopper. Especially one who shows up three hours early to …