October 1, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is reportedly planning to open new stores in 50 Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India.

September 24, 2014

Amazon.com is expanding its relationship with Twitter. Amazon’s new #AmazonWishList allows customers to add items to their Amazon Wish List without ever leaving Twitter.

September 24, 2014

Starbucks Corp. will acquire the remaining shares of its Japanese joint venture, Starbucks Coffee Japan, for $913 million to accelerate growth across multiple channels in the country, including the introduction of new concepts such as Teavana.

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season.

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour.

September 5, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company will launch two new store formats in fiscal 2015, include a smaller-format concept aimed at urban commuters and a more premium store concept — Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room — dedicated to the chain’s highbrow Reserve brand of coffees.

August 26, 2014

Nordstrom Inc. is making it easier for its customers to shop on Instagram.

August 21, 2014

Seattle-based architecture and design firm Callison said it will be acquired by Arcadis, a global design consultancy firm based in the Netherlands.

August 12, 2014

CVS/pharmacy launched its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

August 12, 2014

CVS/pharmacy launched its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

July 31, 2014

After weeks of speculation, Nordstrom Inc. has entered into an agreement to buy Trunk Club, a five-year-old e-commerce site offering personalized clothing services for men.

July 31, 2014

Amazon.com is reportedly expanding a pilot of in-home installation and repair services from Seattle to markets including New York and Los Angeles.

July 31, 2014

Amazon.com is reportedly expanding a pilot of in-home installation and repair services from Seattle to markets including New York and Los Angeles.

July 24, 2014

Oracle Corp. announced it is opening a cloud development center in Seattle, its first such center outside of California.

July 24, 2014

Oracle Corp. announced it is opening a cloud development center in Seattle, its first such center outside of California.

July 18, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Co. is planning to pilot mobile ordering in an undisclosed U.S. market by the end of 2014. According to Re/code, the pilot will let consumers place orders through the company’s mobile app.

July 17, 2014

Roger Hardy, Founder and former CEO of optical giant Coastal Contacts Inc., announced that his company, Hardy Capital Partners along with a small group of prominent Canadian investors, has acquired OnlineShoes.com, a footwear retailer based out of Seattle, and ShoeMe.ca, a Vancouver-based online footwear retailer.

July 16, 2014

Hardy Capital Partners, along with a small group of Canadian investors, have acquired 100% of OnlineShoes.com, a $140 million profitable online footwear retailer based out of Seattle.

June 18, 2014

The new Amazon Fire smartphone, introduced at an invitation-only press conference on June 18, includes features specifically designed to encourage shopping on Amazon.com.

June 13, 2014

Starbucks announced Thursday that it would begin a nationwide rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations after the success of a pilot program.

June 12, 2014

Amazon.com has debuted a new feature for members of its Prime paid benefits program called Prime Music.

June 9, 2014

Amazon.com is reportedly entering the online payment arena.

June 5, 2014

Staples announced the opening of its Development Center in downtown Seattle.

June 5, 2014

Staples announced the opening of its Development Center in downtown Seattle.