Retail & Manufacturing

BIV's coverage delves into all retail and manufacturing issues affecting businesses in Vancouver and British Columbia

B.C. drinkers are buying less wine but paying more

Vancouver International Wine Festival may enhance preference for premium wines

Dearth of skilled workers, funding dents tech adoption by manufacturers: Survey

Small businesses need help through tax credits that lower investment risks and offset the cost of employee training, says CME

Lululemon promises 2,600 new jobs after exemption from some immigration rules

Federal innovation minister says if Ottawa hadn't acted, the company's headquarters may have left Vancouver

B.C. retail sales jump 0.9% in March, only province to post growth: StatCan

This comes after B.C. was registering the largest declines among the provinces in February

New program aims to train young B.C.'ers in manufacturing jobs

Secondary school students and recent graduates are eligible for the program, which will provide short-term paid work placements for those age 16 to 24

Vehicle sales still below pre-pandemic levels in April: DesRosiers

National sales in April were also slightly below March, and up just 2.3 per cent from a year earlier

Aritzia earns $37.3M in Q4 as sales continue to climb in U.S. and Canada

The Vancouver-based clothing retailer saw its net revenue climb 43.5 per cent in the quarter ended Feb. 26 to $637.6M

Grocers among retailers poised for AI sales bump

Algorithms and data analysis can improve customers' experience and inventory management

Outdoor store MEC commits to cutting carbon emissions from products, supply chain

Vancouver-based retailer says its goal is to slash emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 and 90 per cent by 2050