July 10, 2015

Retailers of oversized items like barbecue grills and large-screen TVs may want to consider offering same-day delivery services.

July 7, 2015

Although coffee prices are on the wane, Starbucks Corp. is facing rising wage and rent expenses.

June 23, 2015

Amazon.com is releasing its Echo voice-activated artificial intelligence device for general availability in July, and taking consumer orders now.

June 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. said it plans to close all 23 La Boulange retail (bakery café) locations by the end of September, as well as the two baking facilities serving the locations.

June 11, 2015

Retail Properties of America, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of Woodinville Plaza located in the Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

May 1, 2015

Curbside pickup is easy, and so is texting. Combine them, and you have the supreme convenience of a new service Nordstrom is piloting in 20 stores, including its flagship in downtown Seattle, according to various media reports.

April 30, 2015

Stockbrokers in need of a quick caffeine fix between bouts of buying and selling have a new resource. Starbucks Corp. is debuting its new express store format on Wall Street in New York, across from the New York Stock Exchange.

April 7, 2015

Japanese retailer Uniqlo continues its U.S. expansion with plans to open its first-ever stores in the Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

April 7, 2015

Japanese retailer Uniqlo continues its U.S. expansion with plans to open its first-ever stores in the Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

April 1, 2015

Amazon is expanding its Amazon Dash mobile ordering service, introduced in April 2014, with the Amazon Dash Button. Some observers thought it might be an April Fools prank, but the Dash Button expands on the Dash mobile ordering for AmazonFresh customers.

March 27, 2015

Canadian outdoor clothing and gear retailer Arc’teryx has launched a new line of hiking footwear today using a 3D platform from Seattle-based startup Prizmiq's.

March 18, 2015

Starbucks Corp. stirred up controversy even as it excited shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

March 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is publicly calling for better race relations and public discussion of racial issues in the U.S. The company took out full-page advertisements promoting better race relations in the New York Times and USA Today earlier this week, and also is encouraging employees and customers to participate in the effort.

February 10, 2015

Increasingly, men (who now compose 43% of primary shoppers) are shopping frequently for groceries and they now make just as many monthly grocery store visits as women.

December 9, 2014

SEATTLE - Amazon.com  has added a new feature, called ‘Make an Offer,’ that allows customers to negotiate lower prices on thousands of items. 

December 9, 2014

Take a video tour of Starbucks's newest retail format, which will serve as launchpad for a 100-store premium coffee chain.

December 5, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company has pulled out all the stops as its looks to enter the growing market for high-end specialty coffee.

December 4, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company isn’t resting on its laurels. The chain’s five-year strategic growth plan—unveiled Thursday at its biennial Investor Day—includes new store formats,  expanded food offerings, and digital initiatives.

November 21, 2014

Retail Properties of America, Inc. announced the purchase of Avondale Plaza, a 39,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood shopping center in Redmond, Washington (Seattle MSA). 

November 21, 2014

Retail Properties of America, Inc. announced the purchase of Avondale Plaza, a 39,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood shopping center in Redmond, Washington (Seattle MSA). 

November 14, 2014

There are more than 20,000 Starbucks around the globe, but only one of those stores—specifically the one in the artsy Fremont section of Seattle— has a five-foot tall neon letter “f” inside it.

November 14, 2014

There are more than 20,000 Starbucks around the globe, but only one of those stores—specifically the one in the artsy Fremont section of Seattle— has a five-foot tall neon letter “f” inside it.

November 12, 2014

Starbucks’ new outpost in the Fremont section of Seattle fits right in with the artsy neighborhood. The company moved from a smaller store in the area to a spacious two-level corner site, complete with a mezzanine.  

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, 72, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.