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The next big thing in retail: the human touch

Lux Insights president Claire Booth told the Retail West Conference that shoppers want concierge service

Small Business | Events
B.C. liquor store in grocery store

B.C. grocery stores to sell booze next spring, but many will lose out

Big box retailers and convenience stores will not be allowed to sell alcohol

Politics & Policy | Food & Drink

Nectar Juicery supplies juice on tap to corporate clients

Forget coffee, pop or candy from the vending machine. Vancouver office workers now have a fresh, nutritious alternative

Small Business | Entrepreneurs | Food & Drink
Canada Post | BCBusiness

Why Canada lags in e-commerce, and how we can catch up

Canada lags behind its competitors in the online retail world. How can we—and why should we—play catch-up?

Research | Import & Export
Button Button | BCBusiness

How single-item stores survive in the age of big box

For four niche retailers in an age of generalists, aiming to please has been the key to success

Small Business | Lower Mainland
Lululemon | BCBusiness

Why Lululemon is wary of wearable tech

While the company runs an R&D lab in Silicon Valley, don't expect a Lululemon smartwatch anytime soon

Digital | Grow
The Vancouver Pen Shop | BCBusiness

"You will always, at some point, need a pen"

Margot McRae, owner of The Vancouver Pen Shop, has found a surprising new market for fountain pens: high school students

Small Business | Research
Button Button | BCBusiness

"Everyone laughed when I said I wanted to open a button store"

Inside the profitable small business that sells 12,000 buttons a month

Small Business | Research
All-Vacuum Store | BCBusiness

"It's good business, because everybody buys a vacuum"

Carlos Bresciani's business hinges on providing service and repairs for the product he sells

Small Business | Research

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