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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
Tea Time | BCBusiness

"People move, and yet they come back for tea"

How does one run a successful tea-selling business? Jitendra Tanna, founder and owner of North Vancouver's Tea Time, shares his experience

Small Business | Food & Drink
Lululemon | BCBusiness

Chip Wilson selling half his stake in Lululemon for $845M

A truce of sorts has emerged in Lululemon's board battle, as Wilson will sell 50 per cent of his shares

Mergers & Acquisitions | Finance & Investing
Roger Hardy, ShoeMe.ca | BCBusiness

Roger Hardy Buys ShoeMe.ca and OnlineShoes.com

Coastal Contacts founder joins new consolidated online footwear retailer as chair and CEO

Start Ups | Mergers & Acquisitions | Entrepreneurs

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