Retail & Manufacturing

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

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

Coping with COVID-19: Marquis Wine Cellars

Marquis Wine Cellars has kept its Davie Street store open but its delivery orders have soared

Labatt's Vancouver brewery to start making hand sanitizer

Labatt Breweries of Canada is shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer across the country including its Goodridge & Williams distilling location in Delta. This move is a part of Labatt’s...

BC Liquor Stores have no immediate plans to close, despite rumours

There was a small panic erupting earlier this week on various corners of the internet across B.C., as a rumour spread that our BC Liquor Stores were set to close. Similar panicked threads erupted...

Toilet paper hoarding flushes out bidet market

“All of a sudden, it’s a bidet thing”

B.C. pharmacists commit to keep working

Patients asked not to stockpile medication

COVID-19 pandemic prompts Vancouver retailers to close

Large department stores such as the Hudson's Bay Co. and Nordstrom have closed their Vancouver stores

B.C. food industry ready for COVID-19 marketplace

Local restaurateurs, grocers and meal delivery services draft virus survival strategies