Retail & Manufacturing

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

End of an era as longtime New West jewelry store set to close

Cartwright Jewelers is inviting folks to “come by and share a memory and say goodbye” as a local institution prepares to close its doors. While owner Susan Cartwright-Coates has considered it a...

McWatters family sells wine assets out of creditor protection

Abbotsford’s Ron and Shelley Mayert buy Encore Vineyards, Time Winery for $5.8 million

B.C.’s international wine stores to soon sell beer, spirits

Wine-store owners have felt unfairly treated for years

Lululemon acquires home-fitness firm Mirror for US$500m

What happened: Lululemon acquires American company in US$500-million deal Why it matters: The acquisition comes as clothing retailers face uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic Lululemon Athletica...

Local cycling businesses dodge COVID-19 potholes

Rentals, shared bikes hit business skid, while retail bicycle sales jump

Canadian retail sales down in April, as e-commerce sales soar

Retail sales dropped 26.4% in April, as e-commerce transactions were up 56%

B.C. brand trust index shows trouble emerging for Amazon

E-commerce giant and others who face social-values challenges may face backlash from consumers

B.C. to allow cannabis stores to have transparent windows

Past requirement for non-transparent glass had clashed with some city bylaws

UVic report on consumer trust shows Vancouver's MEC top Canadian brand

A new B.C. report shows Vancouver-based Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) as Canada’s most trusted branch, the only company based in the province to land in the top 10. According to the Brand Trust...