Retail

Jan 14, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Article's Wendy Youds
Nathan Caddell

Originally from the U.K., Wendy Youds has worked and lived around the globe for some of the world’s most admired brands. That’s meant everything from in her home country managing products for storied companies like Dr. Martens and Next, as well...

Dec 13, 2019
Pot Shots: A gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life
Guy Saddy

God rest ye, merry gentlefolk Let nothing you dismay For you can purchase rolling kits For five bucks on eBay Or vapourizers, joints and grinders At your local mall ’Tis the season, why not buy it all? (I mean, it’s your call…) It’s legal now, so why...

Dec 9, 2019
Sole Survivor: Q&A with John Fluevog on 50 years of kicking butt
Nick Rockel

In his long jacket and tall black boots, John Fluevog still looks every bit the dandy who started making his mark on the fashion and retail worlds five decades ago. He glides down into the showroom of his gorgeous, high-ceilinged flagship...

Nov 28, 2019
Arc’teryx opens “lifestyle” store
Michael McCullough

Performance clothing brands like the North Face and Canada Goose long ago noticed that more of their jackets could be spotted on the streets of big cities than above treeline. North Vancouver–based Arc’teryx Equipment decided to go with the flow by unveiling its first “lifestyle” concept store, at Burnaby’s Metropolis at...

Nov 5, 2019
Young Guns: Alexa Suter harnesses the power of social media to run two companies
Nathan Caddell

If there’s any doubt about the immense power of social media, one needs only look at Alexa Suter. Back in 2013, when Instagram was still a shadow of what it has become, Suter gained notoriety as an influencer, commanding tens...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?
Guy Saddy

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

Sep 23, 2019
Systematize Your Brand

BCBusiness + Foxy Box Wax Bar For business owners, franchising is a fast track to scale your company into a successful enterprise, providing a beneficial support system as you enter the marketplace, especially for someone who has a passion for managing...

Sep 20, 2019
Inventory: Business clothes that work in and out of the office
Felicity Stone

BLAZER AHEAD Karen and Tanya Lee, friends who share a last name and were among our 2019 30 Under 30 winners, founded Lezé the Label less than a year ago to produce women’s workwear that is comfortable, sustainable and versatile, starting...

Sep 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Fresh Prep Foods co-founder Becky Brauer
Felicity Stone

BCBusiness wrote about Fresh Prep Foods co-founders Husein Rahemtulla and Dhruv Sood when they were 30 Under 30 winners in 2018. Becky Brauer, a friend from Burnaby Central High School, joined the meal kit delivery company when it launched in...

Sep 6, 2019
On Trend: Milking B.C.'s non-dairy alternatives
Felicity Stone

Established as Soyaworld in 1994, Burnaby-based Earth’s Own Food Co. produces So Fresh, So Good and So Nice milks from almonds, cashews, oats and soy. Also in Burnaby, and started in 2015, Nuez Beverage Co. handcrafts nine flavours of nut milk from organic almonds and cashews without additives or fillers.

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