Retail & Manufacturing

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

Robson merchants expect another lean summer

Business picking up, but pillars of retail corridor's economy will still be missing

'Pent-up demand,' weddings, push Indochino to record sales

Vancouver-based suit-seller expands, with 21 new stores in Nordstrom locations by July 2

B.C. to allow private cannabis retailers to deliver products to customers

Province will also stop security-screening cannabis-store employees

B.C. menswear retailer Boys'Co. to permanently close

Men's fashion chain Boys'Co. plans to cease operations early in 2022, owner David Goldman told BIV on June 3. His three-store, 37-year-old retailer operates stores in Metro Vancouver, at Coquitlam...

Food inflation looms for B.C. consumers

Grocers and wholesalers grapple with rising costs as pandemic recedes

Nicotine buzz in the air as vaping rises, smoking falls

Canadian governments hitting tobacco and vaping products with new tax increases

Coolers are the B.C. booze market’s hottest segment

Sales of ciders, hard spritzers and other “refreshment beverages” booming in the province

'Hot and heavy' cannabis consolidation shaking up industry

Cannabis consumption habits changing rapidly while larger players dominate

Robust global economy eases higher Loonie’s pressure on manufacturers

Company has raised prices, but has not fully passed on higher costs to consumers

How B.C. retailers can better serve today’s sustainability-focused consumer

As vaccinations roll out worldwide and society moves towards some form of normalcy, consumer demands continue to shift as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some consumers will go back to...