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

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

Holiday job postings down from last year amid slowing economy: Indeed

Slowdown in holiday job openings is likely also related to industry-specific trends like e-commerce and remote work, says economist