The future of fashion will be digitized

The pace of change in the fashion world is mind-boggling. Online shopping giant Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) recently launched its own clothing line while retail malls across North America are closing at an...

Muji to open Richmond store this spring

Japanese retailer Muji announced on Twitter last week that it will open its third B.C. location in Richmond.   As the seventh location in Canada, the shop will come to Richmond Centre in April. The...

Alberta boycott has B.C. wineries seeking overseas markets

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s decision to ban imports of British Columbia wine in her province is expected to cost B.C. winery owners about $70 million annually in sales unless they can find new...

Baby boomers are the biggest cannabis consumers: StatsCan

Baby boomers – defined as those over 55 – are the primary consumers of marijuana, according to Statistics Canada, and marijuana storefront operators say many of their regular clients are over age...

Employment up for Metro Vancouver’s top manufacturers

Columbia’s largest 100 manufacturers have increased their employee base by an average of 3.3% since last year by adding 544 employees to their rosters. Based on employee numbers, the province’s...

SPUD to open 74,000-square-foot warehouse in Burnaby

Vancouver’s Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) has partnered with a major Canadian grocer and will deliver that grocer’s online orders in Metro Vancouver out of a new 74,000-square-foot...

Juice maker Leading Brands to pivot into being a media company

Little more than a decade ago, Leading Brands Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX) was a Vancouver-based juice maker that regularly placed on Business in Vancouver’s list of the top 100 public companies in B.C. It is...

Safeway at Lougheed mall to be replaced by two-acre park

It is no surprise Sobeys closed its Safeway location at Lougheed Town Centre, according to Shape Properties. Last month, Sobeys Inc., the parent company of Safeway, announced it was closing up to 10...

New B.C. retail rules cause rifts in cannabis sector

The B.C. government’s plan to launch a chain of publicly owned cannabis stores and to license entrepreneurs to run cannabis dispensaries has unleashed a mix of excitement and frustration among...

Canadians spent roughly $5.7 billion on cannabis in 2017

it’s been 95 years since the act to Prohibit the improper use of opium and other Drugs added cannabis to the list of illegal drugs in canada. But that hasn’t stopped cannabis consumption in the...