Retail

You Asked: What’s happening in the Harmon Travel building?

The long-standing Harmon Travel building on 16th St. in Boise is getting a makeover. The travel agency moved earlier this year to a new home...

Albertsons sees sales increase, says inflation is a factor and omicron is hurting supply chain recovery

Boise-based Albertsons Companies saw sales and revenue increase in its latest quarter - but sounded a warning on the impact of the omicron variant...

ICYMI 2021: Vintage video shows Boise Towne Square at 1988 opening

A vintage video on YouTube shows the opening of Boise Towne Square, circa October 1988. The video from KIVI Channel 6 might touch off a...

ICYMI 2021: Albertsons tried to buy Whole Foods. A worried CEO threw a Hail Mary for Amazon instead

Originally published June 1, 2021. A new book on Amazon Inc. sheds light on the 2017 purchase of Whole Foods by the primarily online retail...

Just before the holidays, NW Fred Meyer employees go on strike – but not in Idaho

Shoppers hoping to buy gifts or groceries at Fred Meyer stores across Oregon and Washington might be met by a picket line instead. The...

Albertsons & Google sister will test groceries delivered in self-driving vehicles

Boise-based Albertsons Companies and Google's Waymo sister company are teaming up to deliver groceries in self-driving vehicles. It's the latest in a whole slew of...

‘Mountain lifestyle brand’ to open company store in new downtown Boise building

Wyoming-based "mountain lifestyle brand" Stio will open a new store in Boise - in a new building under construction in Downtown Boise. Stio, which started...

Albertsons launches AI-powered grocery cart in local store, aims to merge ‘online and offline’ shopping

At the Albertsons store in Eagle, shoppers are trying out a new technology that could mark a significant change to the in-store shopping experience:...

Sporting goods store so big it has a Ferris Wheel inside set along I-84

Get ready to ride a Ferris Wheel. Inside a sporting goods store. Scheels will open its newest location at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian, with...

Candy, jewelry, more: New local marketplace set for State St.

A new year-round market offering a wide variety of goods is opening on State St. in Boise later this month. The State Street Marketplace, which...

Boise Outlet Mall has a new owner: Gardner Co. looks at possible changes

Gardner Co. snapped up another failing large retail center in the Treasure Valley - with the purchase of Boise Factory Outlets. The mostly empty outlet...

You Asked: Will new Albertsons stores in Meridian, Star be like the Market Street flagship?

We've been following the progress of new Albertsons grocery stores in Star and S. Meridian for several years. Now, with construction underway on the...

Albertsons tests app that lets customers check out without checking out

Boise-based Albertsons Companies wants you to check out of its stores without visiting a check stand. The company is quietly working on a new technology...

Albertsons rolls out Amazon Prime-style membership program with delivery, other perks

Boise-based Albertsons quietly rolled out a new subscription offering it calls FreshPass this month. For $99 a year, customers can get a bundle of...

Office, apartments could come to Bogus’ downtown office building

The downtown office for Bogus Basin could soon see a major revamp. The commercial building at 2588 N. Bogus Basin Rd. - known...