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...

Lululemon CEO resigns suddenly; company says he ‘fell short of…standards of conduct’

Laurent Potdevin, chief executive officer of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), has resigned, effective immediately, the company announced February 5. He has also resigned from his role as a...

B.C. government to launch chain of cannabis-only retail stores

The B.C. government intends to create a chain of government-run stores that sell cannabis and accessories in addition to allowing room for private-sector competition once the federal government...

Seaspan Shipyards working to avoid more layoffs

Seaspan Shipyards is waiting for the federal government to approve changes to its national shipbuilding schedule that would keep its workforce busy and avoid significant layoffs. Seaspan bosses were...

Century-old B.C. company’s business is in safe hands

The 100-year milestone is one not many businesses manage to crack. So when a company hits the century mark, it’s worth considering just how rare the achievement is. “A third generation is pretty...