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

Strong start to holiday shopping as B.C. retails zero in on experiences

Retailers work to draw in shoppers as spending on gifts and décor set to decline

KITS Eyecare reports banner Cyber Monday sales

Vancouver-based eyewear company returned to profitability in its last quarter

Black Friday sales hit $4.1B, top last year's numbers: Shopify

The average purchase in Canada over Black Friday weekend was $172, according to the e-commerce company

Retail sales increase 0.6% to $66.5B in September, says StatCan

Economist says there is risk that a seasonal surge in shopping toward the end of 2023 may not be enough to reverse weak momentum from last quarter.

Inflation, longer sales season to weigh on shopping habits this Black Friday

The annual wave of discounts, door crashers and sales timed to the holiday season will be especially welcomed by Canadians who are feeling stressed about money this year. 

Do your research for Black Friday, because not every deal is a good one, experts warn

Retailers’ main source of Black Friday revenue rarely comes from their most dramatically discounted items, says expert

Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers to focus on quality, timing this year: experts

Spending across the entire holiday season will average $1,347 this year, down 11 per cent from last year, according to Deloitte

Holiday shoppers warned of holiday cyberscams

'Fraudsters and identity thieves don’t take time off for the holidays.'

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing and wholesale sales up in September

Total manufacturing sales in constant dollars fell 0.6 per cent in September, indicating a lower volume of goods sold