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

Retail sales up 0.3 per cent at $66.1B in July: StatCan

But agency says its early estimate for August suggests retail sales are falling

Canadian beef prices soar as cost for pork, ham and bacon falls

Grocery prices rose across Canada year-over-year in August by 6.9 per cent

Canadians buying less is top consumer trend: BDC

BDC survey conforms with recent Statistics Canada retail data

Unionized Starbucks store in Vancouver to close as lease expires

Twenty-two workers at the cafe voted to join the United Steelworkers Union in February

Temu owner PDD Holdings reports Q2 sales surge

The e-commerce platform entered the Canadian market earlier this year and has a warehouse in Burnaby

Unity Brands acquires Vancouver-based Casca Footwear

Casca was established out of a Kitsilano basement suite in 2017

Best Buy Canada a drag on parent company’s sales

Vancouver-based subsidiary’s sales fell 8.8 per cent in latest quarter

Fixing composite materials’ recycling problem

Victoria company developed tough, light material that is recyclable