Retail & Manufacturing

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

These are the brands most trusted by Canadian consumers in 2020

The sixth annual trust index was based on surveys carried out pre-COVID and from a followup study showing how consumer trust has changed since then

Costco Canada says it will not be resuming food sampling in stores

Costco shoppers have experienced quite a range of changes in stores across Canada in the past several months, from the frantic dashes to grab coveted rolls of toilet paper, restrictions on returns...

B.C.’s legal cannabis sales soar to record high in March

Number of legal retail licences issued in B.C. has jumped to 254 from 176 at the end of 2019

B.C. firms reap protective equipment demand windfall

While the rest of the B.C. economy has been locked down for much of March and April, Mustang Survival has been feverishly busy. “With some of the big contracts we have, we are pretty much booked...

Year of the staycation is a boon for outdoor equipment industry

Ban on non-essential travel in B.C. fires up sales of bikes, camping and hunting gear

T&T Supermarkets to suspend temperature checks

While many businesses have adopted temperature checks at their stores, one Asian grocery giant has decided to suspend these checks as of June 9. All T&T Supermarket locations across Canada,...

Retailers seek e-commerce upgrades as pandemic loosens grip

Online transactions expected to grow as consumers keep habits honed from staying at home

Craft cannabis growers seek role in COVID recovery

A newly-incorporated craft cannabis co-operative is putting forward a plan to make small-scale, independent cannabis businesses part of B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery. When it announced its...

B.C. may allow licensed cannabis retailers to accept online payments, deliver

The government’s online store currently has a monopoly on e-commerce sales