Retail

Dec 21, 2018
Go Figure: Munching the numbers on snacking
Melissa Edwards

To honour the season of holiday binges, office party treat tables and nights spent cuddling up with a bowl of chips, we bite into the stats behind B.C. snacks

Dec 18, 2018
Carry On: Tips for smooth travelling, packing and gifting over the festive season
Charlene Rooke

As if crowded transportation hubs, inclement weather and family gatherings aren’t anxiety causing enough, there are less obvious holiday travel headaches. Here’s how to avoid a few of them. At an airport, whatever you pack might be inspected, even in checked bags.

Dec 14, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Suit
Nathan Caddell

To mark the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, we check in with some of the key players in the B.C. cannabis world. From pot growers to government officials to medical professionals, meet the people helping move the industry forward and keep British Columbians safe. Today’s subject is Sylvain Toutant, director of True Leaf Medicine International

Dec 13, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Mixer
Nick Rockel

To mark the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, we check in with some of the key players in the B.C. cannabis world. From pot growers to government officials to medical professionals, meet the people helping move the industry forward and keep British Columbians safe. Today’s subject is Keith Dolo, president and CEO of Sproutly Cannabis

Dec 11, 2018
Gift Guide: Give at the office
Amanda Ross

For everyone from moguls to minions, here are this season’s promotion-worthy presents When your iCal crashes–and it will–B.C. brand Stil is there to cushion the fall with thick, old school paper. Its Pro weekly planner comes ready to do business with...

Nov 27, 2018
Inventory: Athleisure is here to stay
Aleena Deandra

A lifestyle shift and the ascent of Lululemon created athleisure, a trend that has reached beyond activewear’s traditional market—those who exercise—and become a culture in itself. Now, people wear yoga pants like they would jeans and will buy anything with...

Nov 23, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Gatekeeper
Nick Rockel

“Startup” isn’t a word normally associated with government, but that’s how Blain Lawson describes the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch’s cannabis division. The BCLDB has assembled a group of some 175 people, including contractors, to oversee its new role as the...

Sep 24, 2018
If the Shoe Fits: Five B.C. retailers put their best foot forward
Felicity Stone

Beginning with logging footwear in 1946, Dayton Boots, still located in the same factory store on Vancouver’s Hasting Street, now manufactures a range of styles for men and women. Options include stock (standardized style and sizing), made-to-order (standard sizing, choice...

Jun 18, 2018
Entry Level: A day in the life of swimwear maker Julia Church
Nathan Caddell

Julia Church launched her “swimwear brand for everyday women” in 2014, hoping its crowdfunding campaign would hit $10,000. Nettle’s Tale raised more than $70,000. Church has since opened a flagship store in Vancouver’s Gastown and sold thousands of swimsuits, posting...

Jun 12, 2018
Herschel Supply opens North American flagship in Vancouver
Felicity Stone

Herschel Supply’s new North American flagship, which opens on Saturday, June 16, at 347 Water Street in Gastown, will showcase the largest physical collection of the company’s products anywhere in the world. Lyndon Cormack, who founded the company with his brother...

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