Retail & Manufacturing

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

Canadian Tire faces higher inventory levels after late spring, more goods in transit

Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. is facing higher than usual inventory levels after a late start to warm weather sales combines with early shipments of fall and winter products. The company had an additional...

KITS Eyewear's sales up, losses shrink

Direct-to-consumer eyewear company sees sales shift to glasses, away from contact lenses

Caffè Artigiano to open 17th location

New space is to be in a former Starbucks cafè, at the corner of Howe and Hastings streets

Competition heats up for eyewear in B.C.

Sparring between executives has intensified as more players enter the market

B.C. drinkers shift to spirits, away from beer and wine

Spirits was the only alcohol category that saw sales volume grow in the quarter ended June 30

Metro Vancouver small business owners fed up over Canada Post costs

"The losses from that kind of scenario per year were several thousand [dollars] for sure”

Tinland joins business exodus from Vancouver’s crime-plagued Chinatown

‘It’s so bad in all of Chinatown that everyone is afraid to come down here, and it’s not right that people have to live in fear’

Adidas to open first North American Terrex-branded store in Vancouver

Store to sell outdoor apparel and compete with Arc'Teryx, MEC

Gucci opens largest store in Canada, at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Longtime store has expanded into former space occupied by Omega