Contents | February 2012


The Test of Taste

B.C.'s apple industry is facing a crisis. Profits are down and fruits such as cherries and wine grapes are encroaching on more and more of the province's valuable land. Will a new breed of apple be the saving grace that farmers are hoping for?
by Anne Casselman


Design at Work

Rows upon rows of partitioned desks and private offices continue to be replaced with open floors, shared workspaces and even beanbag chairs. Corporate space is going through a major overhaul, and your smartphone may be the cause.
by Rebecca Tay

Business in a Box

Franchises provide entrepreneurs with invaluable information, guidance and support. But joining the club is just the beginning, and everyone has to pay their dues.
by Peter Mitham

Profile: Yuen Pau Woo

Asia Pacific Foundation president and CEO Yuen Pau Woo looks to link Vancouver to the Pacific Rim.
by Christopher Pollon

business briefs

Birds of a Feather Vancouver's flashy new Convention Centre: a three-year report card

Going Whole Hog Where to eat entrails now

Flogging It Old School A retail empire of yore

Inquiring Minds When did you realize your career path?

Need to Know Part-Time Staff, Full-Time Loyalty

Crossroads Robert Pratt, president of Coast Hotels Ltd.

Lunch with Lucy Lucy lunches with talent agent Sam Feldman


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