Retail & Manufacturing

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

Low-carbon economy fuels clean-tech manufacturing

Specialized manufacturer AdvanTec develops new business units in clean-tech space

Problems with overseas suppliers push water-filtration company to go local

After sharp price increases and faulty shipments, Santevia Water Systems Inc. has cut costs and boosted growth by bringing home its manufacturing

Namaste nosedive highlights pot investment risk

Short-seller reports and government licence suspensions can tank companies’ share prices

Lawyers evaluate Toronto Maple Leafs’ dispute with Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand

Separate legal issue for the Leafs by Snoop brand could be its celebrity affiliation

JJ Wilson launches first fashion label without family

The Ride clothing brand also adds marketing heft to Wilson’s spin-club business

Infographic: Key innovations driving the future of cannabis

This infographic breaks down five unique innovations in the cannabis industry and delves into agricultural technology, medical cannabis and consumer products. Source: Visual Capitalist

Vancouver’s Namaste Technologies fires CEO; shares tank

Cannabis retailer had been targeted by short sellers at Citron Research

10 B.C. Safeway stores to re-open as bargain FreshCo markets

Sobeys is moving its FreshCo brand of markets into the province starting this spring. FreshCo, a discount grocery brand launched in 2010, will first open in B.C. in five Safeway locations that...

Point-of-sale technology helps cannabis retailers dodge fines

Failing to accurately track cannabis could mean $50,000 penalties and suspended licences

Competition watchdog urges B.C. to allow restaurants to buy from private alcohol retailers

Current government policy forces restaurant owners to buy from government stores and at full retail price