Retail

Aug 27, 2019
Opinion: Why Canadian businesses need to prepare for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and how they can comply
Rakesh Soni

As the world becomes more digital, data security and privacy regulations are a growing concern. And as Canadian companies grow internationally, it is becoming necessary to abide by other nations’ regulations. This is the case with the CCPA. The CCPA, or the California Consumer Protection Act, takes effect on January 1, 2020...

Aug 9, 2019
Inventory: Pet products from beds to bowls designed in B.C.
Felicity Stone

MATERIAL BENEFITS Teckelklub (German for “dachshund club”) products have been designed and sewn in Vancouver since 1998. Unable to find waterproof jackets for his own dachshunds, company president Andrew Kurkowski started with dog coats. There are now 16 models, plus half a dozen beds and blankets, including the Soho Burrow Bed...

Aug 1, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Kiaro CEO Daniel Petrov
Felicity Stone

Kiaro—opening its 3,000-square-foot flagship cannabis store at Kingsway and Knight Street in Vancouver August 1—is not Daniel Petrov’s first marijuana venture. In 2011 he co-founded Delta-based Vodis Innovative Pharmaceuticals. Three years later he became executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis, headquartered...

Jul 11, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vitruvi Co-founder Sara Panton
Nathan Caddell

Sara Panton and her brother, Sean, started a blog and began tinkering with essential oils in 2013. Coincidentally or not, it appears the pair got in on the trend at the right time. Vitruvi, the Vancouver-based company they co-founded, is one...

Jul 7, 2019
Inventory: Take it outside with sporting goods designed in B.C.
Juan Rivera

SPOKES PEOPLE Landyachtz, launched in 1997 on Vancouver Island by UVic students Mike Perreten and Tom Edstrand, gained its fame for high-quality skateboards and longboards. In 2016, with the goal of improving customers’ lives in the cyclist heaven that is Vancouver...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Jim Pattison Group
Richard Littlemore

It’s always risky to judge a book by its cover—or a man by his plaid jacket. But everything you need to know about 90-year-old Jimmy Pattison is evident, instantly, in the grip of his handshake. You know what handshakes are like. Some are too weak, some too strong—some people hold on...

Jun 19, 2019
On Trend: Helping people age well is a maturing industry in B.C.
Felicity Stone

SOCIAL LIFE In April, 23 Canadian women business owners interested in catering to the elderly in Japan travelled there under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Kris Stewart, CEO and clinical director of Advanced Home Care Solutions in...

May 30, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Livingspace founder and president Ross Bonetti
Felicity Stone

When furniture’s your thing but you just can’t squeeze any more in, there are basically two options: move to a bigger place or enlarge your existing one. Ross Bonetti did the latter. Established in 1988, home furnishings retailer Livingspace occupies a 1930s-era...

May 30, 2019
Opinion: Leaning into cannabis retail with lessons from liquor
Mike McKee

After 38 years in liquor retail in B.C., we’re breaking into the cannabis industry. And it’s all possible because of the lessons we’ve learned from liquor. At first we thought marijuana might be a substitute for alcohol, but now we see the two products in a more complementary light, even though they...

May 10, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Article CEO Aamir Baig
Nathan Caddell

One of the coolest companies in the province was started by four software engineers. In 2011, Aamir Baig, along with Fraser Hall and twin brothers Sam and Andy Prochazka, launched Article. Since then, the Vancouver-based furniture e-tailer has made every list of hot...

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