Retail & Manufacturing

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

Government announces proposed rules for $4 billion cannabis edibles sector

Health Canada launches public-consultation on proposed cannabis edibles rules to come into effect in October 2019

2018 year in review: Mixed results for B.C. retail

Sales growth in the province slowed, but mall expansions continued

Miniso alleges fraud as it seeks to put Canadian division into bankruptcy

Chinese dollar-store chain had planned to have 500 Canadian stores by 2021

Lens and Shutter stores close

Venerable photography chain grew out of a student venture at UBC in 1969

B.C. Supreme Court orders unlicensed Vancouver cannabis stores to close

Owners of 28 stores argued in court that the city had no constitutional right to license them

B.C. to review wholesale-liquor distribution

Review follows a more comprehensive earlier review that recommended changes

Vancouver’s cannabis store licences to cost 331 times more than Kimberley’s

Wide discrepancy in municipal business licence fees could influence store location decisions

Medical cannabis advocates urge Ottawa to loosen supply restrictions

Product shortages are causing patients harm as supply is funnelled to recreational sales

Auto dealers’ sales staffing up by more than 50%

Growth of larger dealers in the province outpaces that of their smaller counterparts