Retail & Manufacturing

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

Infographic: The story of cannabis and what investors need to know

Many investors are still cautious about getting involved with the cannabis industry. How much is it worth? This infographic breaks down industry trends, retail cannabis products and the history of...

The business of heat: Food sellers refine strategies to keep their cool

Changing menu items and understanding popular flavour profiles help increase sales

Driverless cars, health trends steer beer sector in new direction

While autonomous vehicles are expected to boost alcohol sales, some brewers are betting on non-alcoholic drinks

B.C. winemaker cultivates unique brand niche

A profile of Frank Gigliotti, president and CEO, Cavallo Winery Ltd.

B.C. government restrictions have retail-cannabis entrepreneurs scrambling

Province to limit any entrepreneur or company to operating a maximum of eight stores

Okanagan wineries lobby for third and fourth sub-appellations by year’s end

Plebiscite is underway on the Naramata Bench with another one likely soon on the Skaha Bench

B.C. government sets 15% mark-up on cannabis, starts accepting applications for retail stores

Mark-up will be in addition to 10% excise tax, GST, PST and possibly a cost-recovery fee

Agreement allows Alcanna to open retail stores branded Aurora

Licensed producer Aurora Cannabis will provide some but not all products in the stores

Cancer claims PWB owner Kazuko Komatsu

Kazuko Komatsu, owner and CEO of Pacific Western Brewing, has died after a long battle with cancer. Komatsu died on Friday, according to a media release issued by the local company. "We are...

Excluding cannabis from out-of-province growers could become the norm

Lawyer says province-run stores are able to buy exclusively from local cannabis growers