Stories tagged: shopping
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
Across the country, shopping centers, malls and such major chains as Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, Whole Foods and Giant are increasingly allowing – even encouraging – customers to imbibe while …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Shoppers can take advantage of fatter discounts on clothing, home decor and other items after Christmas and well into January.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
N entrants have disrupted the luxury sector by creating different channels to attain the seemingly unattainable.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
‘This is a treat for all of us’: Tree trimmers turned ice carvers help shoppers celebrate on East Sprague
East Sprague Avenue hosted Holiday on the Ave for the second year in the revitalized Sprague Union District. The event highlights the small businesses in the area and brings in …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Nearly 10 months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Those shopping Friday suggested the continuing trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving has made Black Friday a tamer affair.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
The youngest adult consumers still prefer shopping in stores over using their laptops, Instagram feeds or Amazon’s Alexa, according to a recent Morning Consult study.
Tue., April 2, 2019
Walmart partners with Google on voice-assisted grocery in latest attempt to challenge Amazon’s growing dominance.
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 …
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 …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
The Washington D.C.-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
River Park Square on Saturday will dedicate its first two floors to host 70 booths filled with local artists and craftspeople as part of Terrain’s first ever winter market. Dubbed …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
We’ve selected 10 new titles that celebrate Christmastime, winter, traditions and the season of giving.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
A pair of Payless shoes for $500? While that price point may seem high, fashion influencers attending a party they thought was in celebration of the opening of “Palessi” paid …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
Stores were bustling Friday morning but most early bargain hunters said it didn’t seem like the rush was as intense as it had been in past years. With several stores …
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 …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
There was an era in Spokane when women dressed fashionably to shop downtown. Suits, dresses, hats and smartly tailored coats, often trimmed in fur, were important accessories.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
In 1972, as Spokane was preparing for Expo ’74, retail shopping in the downtown area was undergoing big changes.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Retailers and United Parcel Service are trying to give customers accustomed to quick deliveries a few incentives to be patient, following the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday shopping spree.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
For people living in small towns and mid-size cities, “local” is the new orange. What’s at play, one may infer, is that the “human” in human being is enjoying something …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
In a time of explosive growth for online buying, retailers and shoppers are showing renewed interest in a humble purchasing device that uses paper instead of pixels.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with customers’ mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions …