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Police: Woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping

Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Walmart heir, Buffett to give away $4.8 billion of fortunes

Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for …


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation – a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced robots will optimize operations, cut costs and revolutionize the American …


Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.


Walmart hires former Google, Amazon exec for new tech role

Walmart has hired a tech veteran whose resume includes stints at Amazon, Microsoft and Google for a newly elevated position of chief technology officer and chief development officer.


Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

Walmart reports another quarter of strong sales but warns higher tariffs will mean higher prices.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Is that banana starting to bruise? Walmart uses thousands of cameras to track what’s going on in stores real time.


Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay …


Walmart partners with Kidbox styling service for kids

Walmart is teaming up with Kidbox, the 3-year-old online styling service for children, to offer its customers an exclusive, curated style box.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Walmart buys ad tech startup

Walmart to buy ad tech startup Polymorph Labs to better compete with Amazon in targeting shoppers online.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toymakers

A year after Toys R Us imploded, toymakers are still readjusting to the big loss of shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they …


Walmart’s traditional victims become its allies in India

Walmart is making friends in India with the kind of competitors that it spent decades putting out of business in the U.S.: mom-and-pop stores. These unlikely allies are part of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Idaho Vandals football players charged with theft

Police say two University of Idaho football players stole more than $100 of food from a Walmart, according to a report by KHQ-TV.


Walmart partners with Google on grocery shopping via voice

Walmart partners with Google on voice-assisted grocery in latest attempt to challenge Amazon’s growing dominance.


Jury rules Walmart wrongly fired Washington pharmacist

A federal jury has ruled that retail giant Walmart Inc. wrongly fired a Washington pharmacist whose medical conditions kept her from giving injections


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

Northpointe Plaza Walmart closed briefly as Spokane police investigate explosive device in motor home

Northpointe Walmart in north Spokane was closed Friday morning after Spokane police found an explosive device in a motor home in the store’s parking lot.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Walmart is eliminating greeters, worrying the disabled

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being ill-treated by a chain …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Man with flare gun caught by helicopter after allegedly trying to steal from Walmart

A man who allegedly tried to steal items from a Walmart in Spokane Valley was caught with help from a helicopter after he fled the store.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

‘Ugly produce’ trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

Is the “ugly produce“’ trend already reaching the end of its shelf life in supermarkets?


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Fire investigators find no evidence of harmful substance that forced closure of North Spokane Walmart

Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department found no evidence of a harmful “white powder” on cash that north Spokane Walmart employees said made them feel ill.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:22 a.m.

North Spokane Walmart evacuated after reports of suspicious substance

A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Walmart heirs promote charter schools among black community

Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead near Hayden Walmart

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who was found dead Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Body found in wooded area near Hayden Walmart

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies discovered a body Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Robot janitors to mop floors at some Walmarts

The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint …