Retail & Manufacturing

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

Year of the staycation is a boon for outdoor equipment industry

Ban on non-essential travel in B.C. fires up sales of bikes, camping and hunting gear

T&T Supermarkets to suspend temperature checks

While many businesses have adopted temperature checks at their stores, one Asian grocery giant has decided to suspend these checks as of June 9. All T&T Supermarket locations across Canada,...

Retailers seek e-commerce upgrades as pandemic loosens grip

Online transactions expected to grow as consumers keep habits honed from staying at home

Craft cannabis growers seek role in COVID recovery

A newly-incorporated craft cannabis co-operative is putting forward a plan to make small-scale, independent cannabis businesses part of B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery. When it announced its...

B.C. may allow licensed cannabis retailers to accept online payments, deliver

The government’s online store currently has a monopoly on e-commerce sales

Canada-U.S. border closure creating e-commerce shipment traffic crush at Lower Mainland crossings

The COVID-19 lockdown and the ensuing U.S.-Canada border closure to all non-essential travel has driven e-commerce shipment traffic to all-time highs, officials in the customs brokerage industry...

Army & Navy to liquidate inventory

The 101-year-old department store chain announced earlier this month that it would close permanently

Redeveloped Safeway on Vancouver’s Davie Street to open May 21

The previous store closed in August 2017, and was torn down