Stories tagged: retail
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
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, 12:31 p.m.
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, 4:14 a.m.
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 …