Retail & Manufacturing

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

Could a downshift in auto sales signal a recession?

Car sales in British Columbia have dropped 3.2% since June 2018

North Vancouver’s 1960s Capilano Mall plans for redevelopment

The managers of Capilano Mall are planning for redevelopment of the 1960s-era mall. QuadReal Property Group has begun consultations on exactly what the redevelopment will entail. “It’s time to...

Christina Marcano

Forty under 40 winner 2019: Founder and CEO, Silver Icing Inc., Age 39

Adil Ahamed

Forty under 40 winner 2019; Managing director and co-owner, Destination Auto Group, Age 37

Matthew Lewis

Forty Under 40 winner, 2019; President, Braidy Corp., Age 39

Jordana Pourian

Forty Under 40 winner 2019; Senior vice-president of operations and chief of staff to the CEO, Aritzia, Age: 36

Ashley Freeborn

Forty Under 40 winner 2019, Co-owner, Smash + Tess, Age 37

Brent Charleton

Forty under 40 winner 2019; CEO, Enwave, Age: 37

Mountain Equipment Co-op reveals $11m loss in last fiscal year

What happened: Mountain Equipment Co-op posts $11.5m annual loss Why it matters: The new CEO took over a few months after a tough 2018-19 fiscal year Soft sales and increasing costs helped losses...

Boxing Day still retail king over Black Friday in B.C.

An American contender, Black Friday, is challenging Boxing Day for its crown as Canada’s most popular shopping day. According to a report from the Retail Council of Canada, 43% of Canadians intend to...