Spokane Journal of Business

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Fred Meyer tests new retail strategy at Spokane-Cd’A stores

Fred Meyer Stores Inc. is investing $22 million to convert its four Spokane-Coeurd’Alene area stores into a new nationwide model for its parent company, Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., and Kroger’s family of superstore brands. The biggest changes will b...

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Scrap metal woes pile up

Spokane-area scrap metal collection and recycling companies say a global market slowdown has battere...

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Retail sales increase by 7 percent in Spokane County

Taxable retail sales throughout Spokane County increased 7 percent through the first half of this ye...

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New $5.25 million building planned at Pinecroft Business Park

Pinecroft LLC, developer of the Pinecroft Business Park in Spokane Valley, plans to break ground thi...

Spokane-area exports grow by $17 million

Goods exported from the Spokane and Spokane Valley metropolitan area totaled a little over $823 mill...

Washington Trust Bank parent posts increase in earnings

Washington Financial Corp., the Spokane-based parent of Washington Trust Bank, has reported net income of $26 million through the first half of 2016, up from $21.5 million through the year-earlier period. As of June 30 this year, Washington Trust had tot...

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One Tree Hard Cider: Good times for hard cider

Now in its third year of operation, Spokane Valley-based One Tree Hard Cider LLC plans to keep expanding by extending its distribution area and creating a second tasting room here. The company increased production this year hoping to increase sales, a...

Spokane software provider PacifiCAD to refocus its offerings

PacifiCAD Inc., a 27-year-old Spokane reseller and servicer of software for Autodesk and some other products related to engineering design, is preparing to diversify its offerings. The company says it has sold its Autodesk manufacturing and plant assets ...

Rockwood Health owner considers selling business

Community Health Systems Inc., the Tennessee-based hospital operator that owns Rockwood Health System in Spokane, released a statement Monday saying it is considering selling its entire business. The struggling hospital giant confirmed in the release th...

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