Retail & Manufacturing

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

B.C. cannabis sales hit all-time high in September

BCGEU strike in August did not appear to crimp that month's sales

Black Friday off to muted start in stores as deals spread out, offers matched online

Canadian shoppers are out deal-hunting during a muted Black Friday as decades-high inflation weighs on consumers and prompts some to rein in spending.  Retailers have stretched deals over several...

Holiday shoppers cut back as mortgage rates rise

Spending this season is expected to fall 17 per cent from 2021, according to Deloitte

Cross-border shoppers at a crossroads in B.C.

Canada-U.S. shopping ‘habits may be lost’ due to pandemic, says retail analyst

Best Buy Canada hits parent with currency headwind

Vancouver-based company’s comparable sales declined, but outperformed those in the U.S.

KITS Eyecare turns profitable

Vancouver-based online eyewear company on hiring spree

Retailers weigh business case for emergency preparedness

Spreading inventory across multiple warehouses can prevent supply-chain disruptions

B.C. consumers expected to start holiday shopping early this year

November overtook December as a bigger month for retail sales in the past two years

Canada's Competition Bureau to study grocery sector

Goal is to find tips for governments to improve competition in the sector

B.C. leads provinces in monthly retail sales growth

B.C. retail sales rose two-per-cent in August, compared with July