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Lululemon revenues soar in second quarter

Lululemon revenues soar in second quarter

According to financial results released this morning, Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s (TSX:LLL) net revenue for 2012's second quarter increased 33% to $282.6 million, up from $212.3 million in the same quarter last year.
Defence deal lands business for 48 B.C. companies

Defence deal lands business for 48 B.C. companies

Patent on expanding mobile military shelters helps Weatherhaven expand
Printing their own story

Printing their own story

A family business whose success is based on trust
Province funds $2m buy-local campaign

Province funds $2m buy-local campaign

The B.C. government has announced that it will fund a $2 million campaign to help B.C. farmers and food processors promote local foods.
London Drugs expanding despite tough retail climate

London Drugs expanding despite tough retail climate

London Drugs president Wynne Powell told Business in Vancouver August 28 that he plans steady expansion despite the current sluggish retail environment. Powell will open his chain’s 75th store in the Olympic Village this Friday, August 31.
Style points

Style points

Fashion-focused business gives women the edge in entrepreneurial leadership
U.S. thrift store giant targets Metro Vancouver

U.S. thrift store giant targets Metro Vancouver

Winmark Corp. to open 12 stores as competition heats up in second-hand goods sector
Best Buy Canada sales sputter as parent seeks turnaround

Best Buy Canada sales sputter as parent seeks turnaround

Sales are falling at Best Buy Canada, as its parent, Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY), grapples with a tough economic environment, a new CEO who has no retail experience and a stock that is languishing near nine-year lows.
Former B.C. finance minister is new Coastal Contacts president

Former B.C. finance minister is new Coastal Contacts president

Fomer B.C. Finance Minister Gary Collins was appointed Coastal Contacts' new president earlier this month – but that does not mean that CEO Roger Hardy has retirement plans. "I'm still day-to-day.
Victoria's Secret confirms Robson Street mega-store

Victoria's Secret confirms Robson Street mega-store

Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE:LTD) has signed a lease for 35,000 square feet at the corner of Robson and Burrard streets and plans to put the second largest Victoria's Secret store in North America in the marquee location that formerly housed HMV.