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Dec 10, 2015
SPUD pedals grocery delivery, and Meinhardt goes downtown: roundup
Mary Beach

Power to the pedallers! Hungry Vancouverites eager to increase their intake of local organic food can now decrease their carbon emissions by having their groceries delivered free–and free of guilt–by bicycle. Be Fresh Market Cafés, the brick and mortar shops of SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery), have three locations in Kits and downtown where locals...

Dec 9, 2015
12 local businesses that kick into high gear during the holiday season
Felicity Stone

Too busy to shop in Toronto, Kate goes in search of gifts in B.C. For her nephew Ryan, she heads to Knotty Toys on Granville Island to add to his wooden train set Finding a present for her mom, Laura, can be a challenge. For that, Kate turns to personal shopper...

Dec 9, 2015
Lululemon reports sagging revenues, inventory overflow
Marcie Good

Profits downFollowing on the heels of a not-at-all-glowing analyst report last week, Lululemon Athletica Inc. reported its own disappointing third-quarter results on Wednesday. Net income totaled $53.2 million, a 12 per cent drop from the same period in 2014. These numbers caused the company to reduce its annual revenue and profit...

Dec 8, 2015
Drew Green replaces Kyle Vucko as Indochino CEO
Lucy Hyslop

After nearly a decade at the helm of Indochino, Victoria native Kyle Vucko is stepping down as CEO to make way for retail and Internet veteran Drew Green. Vucko, a 2014 BCBusiness 30 Under 30 award winner, started the online apparel company in 2007 with his University of Victoria business program...

Dec 2, 2015
YVR ranked 10th best airport in the world
Mary Beach

Tops with travelersVancouver’s YVR Airport ranked 10th right behind Zurich, when 128,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers picked the top ten international airports outside the U.S. Singapore topped the list, with Dubai, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv close behind. The Vancouver terminal's highest marks were for the fast and cheap access...

Dec 1, 2015
Lululemon's stock takes a tumble
Jacob Parry

Troubles on the mat"Lululemon's Black Monday," a headline in the Wall Street Journal, caught the mood among investors and stakeholders. As markets opened this week, the company's shares tumbled seven per cent, as a note from FBR & Co. analyst Susan Anderson—citing pileup in inventory and heavy discounting—scuttled investors who have concerns as the retailer...

Nov 19, 2015
Three B.C. entrepreneurs cook up healthy new food products
Felicity Stone

Healthy innovation from the descendent of an iconic Seattle coffee company, an established Vancouver natural food producer and a Richmond newbieManning’s Kitchen first product is a healthy dip/spread made from raw cashews, fresh vegetables and spices...

Nov 18, 2015
3 B.C. entrepreneurs cook up healthy new food products
Felicity Stone

Coffee clan Long before that other Seattle coffee company, brothers William and Ed Manning opened a coffee store at Pike Place Market in 1908, eventually expanding to 50 Manning’s cafés in six states. John Labatt Ltd. of Canada bought Manning’s in 1970 and the last café closed in the ’80s, but...

Nov 12, 2015
Now there's an Advent calendar with 25 bottles of wine
Felicity Stone

Another year, another boozy advent calendar. Last year Surrey's Central City Brewers and Vancouver's Parallel 49 collaborated on a Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown pack of 24 different craft beers, and in 2014 Victoria's Phillips Beer launched its 24-pack Snowcase Calendar. Now Vancouver-based New District is selling the vino version: 25...

Nov 10, 2015
B.C.-owned Mike's Hard Lemonade sells for $350 million
Jacob Parry

Some of B.C.'s most iconic ciders, spirits and coolers have been sold to Labatt Breweries. On Wednesday, the Vancouver-based Mark Anthony Group announced that it had sold its brands, breweries and IP—Mike's Hard Lemonade, Okanagan Premium Ciders and Stanley Park Beers, to Labatt Breweries of Canada, a subsidiary of global...

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