A produce section piled high with vibrant greens, yellows and reds greets shoppers stepping through the automatic sliding doors of the Kootenay Co-op Country Store in Nelson, B.C. Local organic apples are prominently displayed across the aisle from a mound...
Sears Canada is signallng how deeply the retailer is troubled as it announces it will shut the doors of three major locations, including Vancouver’s Pacific Centre store. One my first trip to Vancouver, I exited the City Centre SkyTrain and was bombarded by the sights and sounds of downtown. I looked up to see the TD skyscraper, London Drugs and the most massive Sears I’d ever seen. But soon that Sears location will shut its doors for good. ...
As the very Canadian coffee chain looks to expand its holdings south of the border, the company is clashing with animal activists over its choice of pork and egg producers. I’ve often complained that the U.S. doesn’t have enough Tim Hortons or Tim equivalents. But Canada’s most beloved coffee chain is in the middle of a brewing battle as it plots further expansion south of the border.
Retail heavy hitter Wal-Mart Canada will expand its holdings as its biggest U.S. competitor hits the Canadian market in 2013. Canada’s retail scene is heating up despite the winter chill. On Tuesday, Wal-Mart Canada announced it will pump $750 million into a massive expansion effort this year to build, remodel or relocate its stores across the country.
Spiritual insight, tranquility and me-first capitalism. So where’s the problem? Yoga can seem strange to the uninitiated. One must master poses like downward dog, crane, and revolved cobra while concentrating on chakras and purging the mind of all thought except the need for free markets unburdened by confiscatory taxation and government regulation.
As these local companies prove, chocolate is a growth industry in B.C. – and we don’t just mean for your waistline. (Top) For nearly three decades, Vancouver-based, Belgian-born chocolatier Daniel Poncelet has been tempting chocolate lovers across Canada with the creations of Daniel Le Chocolat Belge. danielchocolates.com
How Vancouver sewing supercentre Dressew built a retail empire, one button at a time. In the 21st century, selling sewing notions in the heart of Vancouver without credit cards, social media, or even a website defies all business logic, but that’s exactly what Roger McKie and his family have been doing for 51 years, and business is booming.
As Lunar New Year celebrations ramp up around Vancouver, many retailers are celebrating the accompanying ring of cash registers. Last week, I accompanied a friend on my first trip to Aberdeen Centre. Since I’m still new to Vancouver, I was curious to see the Asian-themed mall.
Our favourite homegrown fitness-wear retailer got a big vote of confidence this morning from Goldman Sachs. The global investment bank added Lululemon Athletica Inc. to its “Conviction Buy List,” or the list of the bank’s top stock picks, according to The...