Retail & Manufacturing

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

Walmart Canada provides $100-million bonus program for employees

Program involves giving workers a $2-per-hour raise throughout April

Metro Vancouver outdoor-recreation stores dig in as pandemic hits

Metro Vancouver businesses catering to outdoor activity that’s conducive to social distancing – biking, inline skating and solo jogging – say they are seeing some uptick in business since the...

More Metro Vancouver retailers step up to sell Girl Guide Cookies

The girls can't go door to door due to COVID-19, but retailers are helping them sell their cookies

CF Pacific Centre "assessing" whether to remain open

Only five or six of the downtown shopping centre's 99 tenants are still open

B.C. farmers' markets going online to keep us connected to farmers during COVID-19 crisis

You'll soon be able to order fresh food from B.C. farmers and vendors, without leaving your home

Canadian manufacturing nosedives in March

IHS Markit says production last month fell at the fastest pace in at least nine and a half years

B.C. wineries reach out to housebound consumers

Discounts, free shipping offered amid uncertain economic times

Panic-buying of drugs leading to shortages and rationing, pharmacies say

Some pharmacies are asking customers to avoid stockpiling medications as panic-buying during the COVID-19 pandemic leads to a tighter supply of some drugs. Andrew Formosa, pharmacy manager at...

B.C. Cannabis retailers hopeful they will be deemed essential and stay open

B.C. government legalizes online and phone cannabis reservations amid COVID-19

Port Coquitlam web guru offers free help setting up online stores

Port Coquitlam's Nicholas Ram Media is helping small businesses get online and get through the global COVID-19 pandemic