Retail & Manufacturing

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

Cannabis grower Canopy Growth partners on clinical research on retired NHL players

A Canadian cannabis producer that has a large-scale East Ladner greenhouse among its operations has signed a clinical research deal with the National Hockey League’s Alumni Association to investigate...

Banks buy into Aritzia, as major shareholder Berkshire Partners exits

TD, RBC and CIBC combine to buy nearly more than 19 million shares; Aritzia buys back shares

B.C. Budget 2019: Government revises cannabis-revenue expectations down

Victoria had expected to generate $50 million in 2018-19; now a fraction of that

Cannabis producers find packaging rules for edibles hard to swallow

Health Canada draft regulations for cannabis edibles’ packaging creates excess waste, some entrepreneurs say

Low-carbon economy fuels clean-tech manufacturing

Specialized manufacturer AdvanTec develops new business units in clean-tech space

Problems with overseas suppliers push water-filtration company to go local

After sharp price increases and faulty shipments, Santevia Water Systems Inc. has cut costs and boosted growth by bringing home its manufacturing

Namaste nosedive highlights pot investment risk

Short-seller reports and government licence suspensions can tank companies’ share prices

Lawyers evaluate Toronto Maple Leafs’ dispute with Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand

Separate legal issue for the Leafs by Snoop brand could be its celebrity affiliation

JJ Wilson launches first fashion label without family

The Ride clothing brand also adds marketing heft to Wilson’s spin-club business