Retail & Manufacturing

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

Interac creates music soundtrack to help shoppers spend wisely

Spotify playlist is intended for consumers to download, not retailers

Ongoing microchip shortage limits auto inventory options

Supply chain strain likely to continue throughout 2022’s fourth quarter

B.C. retailers confident despite inflation threat

Some Canadian apparel retailers are intentionally carrying more inventory

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

OTTAWA — Retail sales fell 2.5 per cent to $61.3 billion in July, the first drop in seven months as sales at gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores decreased, Statistics...

Vancouver luggage retailer Monos lands US$30m investment

Online-only retailer readies to open first store in Kitsilano

The 'shroom boom': How B.C. has adapted to the psilocybin movement

B.C.'s 'shroom boom' goes digital with websites that offer microdosing options to promote wellbeing

New West-based Great Wall Tea shop to open pop-up in Burnaby

New Westminster-based tea shop Great Wall Tea is preparing for a new adventure: a pop-up storefront at Lougheed Mall in Burnaby. Opening the week of Sept. 26, the store will be located in the mall’s...

Business-to-business sales drive Canadian e-commerce

Value of Canadian e-commerce jumps more than 30 per cent in 2021

Purdys averts strike, reaches tentative deal with union

Purdys Chocolatier's management and union representatives last night reached a tentative agreement, hours before the midnight deadline, which the union had set as the start of a potential...

Workers at Purdys threaten to strike

Union delivered strike notice on Sept. 8, are in negotiations with management