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UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Area grocers limit number of customers in stores, institute additional measures to protect against COVID-19 spread

Area grocery chains are taking additional social distancing precautions by implementing one-way aisles and restricting the amount of customers in stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Spokane grocery workers get boosted pay, benefits during pandemic

The union that represents grocery workers in Spokane and North Idaho announced a deal Wednesday with Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer stores, to increase worker pay by $2 an hour …

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Spokane-area grocery stores working hard to sanitize high-traffic surfaces

Shoppers at the Rosauers in north Spokane were greeted Wednesday with an employee holding a spray bottle and a towel. He wiped down every cart handle before handing it to …

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Supply chains in Spokane improving, but items still selling out

The paper products aisles at several Spokane grocery stores on Wednesday afternoon continued to be deserted islands of shelves with placards reminding shoppers to take just one package each. While …

Grocery chains, Target provide shopping time for seniors and the vulnerable

All Rosauers, Albertsons and Safeway locations will be offering store hours designated only for seniors and vulnerable members of the community. Target stores nationwide have established a similar policy.

Grabbing life by the claws: Safeway store receives national attention for hard seltzer display

Visitors to the Spokane Valley Safeway store are drawn to White Claw Ski Lodge, with its roof frosted with fluffy, cotton snow, dangling icicle lighting and a beacon of neon …

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: Wed., May 15, 2019

Spokane police arrest 2 in Safeway bicycle theft sting; here’s what happened to those arrested in previous sting

For the fourth time in at least a year, Spokane police planted a bike outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street in north Spokane, hoping to …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Police release body camera footage of December 2017 shooting of 36-year-old robbery suspect

Spokane police have released body camera footage of the December 2017 officer-involved shooting of Joshua P. Spotted Horse after concluding the use of deadly force fell within department policy.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on the hunt for suspected bank robbers

A pair of suspected bank robbers escaped the scene of a silent holdup at a Spokane Valley bank Wednesday morning.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Detectives ask for help it identify man accused of theft, assault at north Spokane Safeway

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole alcohol from a Safeway, punched a worker and fled on a Razor scooter in July. The Spokane …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Spokane police use ‘bait bike’ to arrest three people outside a Safeway store

Spokane police planted an expensive mountain bike to catch thieves Wednesday outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street, an area rife with property crime in recent …

5 Redmond detectives on leave after fatal Kirkland shooting

Five Redmond police detectives have been placed on administrative leave after the shooting death of a man at a Safeway gas station in Kirkland last week.

Grocer Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Training pays off for Safeway employee held at gunpoint Tuesday

An armed robbery suspect shot and killed by Spokane police officers Tuesday morning has been identified.

New program buoys purchases of fresh food with food stamps

A new program makes it easier for people using food stamps to buy fruits and vegetables.

Oregon woman sues Safeway after son’s death in parking lot

An Oregon woman whose 7-year-old son was struck and killed in a supermarket parking lot seeks $1.5 million in a federal lawsuit against Safeway.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

Safeway to pay $3 million over lax controls at pharmacies, DOJ says

The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Armed robber hits credit union inside Shadle Safeway

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Shadle Safeway at 2507 W. Wellesley around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Portland police make arrest in semen-throwing case

Portland police arrested a 47-year-old man accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores.

Woman mugged outside Safeway grocery store on South Hill

A woman required medical attention after she was mugged Sunday night outside a Safeway grocery store on the South Hill.

Sorry, Wal-Mart: Amazon wants your food stamp customers as well

For years, has targeted shoppers who can afford a $99 Prime subscription. Last week’s announcement that it will deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients shows Amazon also wants to appeal …

Man robs two Spokane credit unions

Police believe one man is responsible for of robbing two credit unions inside Safeway stores Tuesday morning.

‘Extremely dangerous’ levels of natural gas force evacuation of Safeway store

A Safeway grocery store on North Hamilton Street was evacuated Tuesday morning after firefighters detected “extremely dangerous” levels of natural gas in the air inside the building, Spokane Fire Assistant …

Albertsons launches gas rewards program

Grocer Albertsons launched a gas rewards program nationwide Wednesday, according to a news release. Albertsons shoppers can earn points to save up to $1 per gallon at Safeway gas stations, …

Shoplifter in wrong place at the wrong time

Not only did a man suspected of stealing liquor from a north side Safeway Tuesday run right toward Sheriff’s deputies investigating a bank robbery next door, he even looked a …

Deputies seek bank robber but nab shoplifter

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed the Chase Bank at 822 W. Francis Tuesday afternoon.

Then and Now: Pay’n Takit stores

It’s hard to overstate the impact the Skaggs family had on retail business in 20th century America. Around 1915, Rev. Samuel and Nancy Skaggs opened Skaggs Cash Store dry goods …

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …

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 …