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Port Coquitlam bike maker maintains momentum in wobbly economic cycle

Port Coquitlam bike maker maintains momentum in wobbly economic cycle

Diversification and flexibility have helped one Lower Mainland bicycle manufacturer remain ahead of the pack
Manufacturing to see modest profit growth in short term: report

Manufacturing to see modest profit growth in short term: report

Canada’s export-dependent manufacturing industries are counting on the U.S. economy and emerging markets to sustain production increases and boost profitability in the face of global economic uncertainty, according to a quarterly report.
Burnaby’s Weatherhaven lands $60m military contract

Burnaby’s Weatherhaven lands $60m military contract

A Burnaby manufacturer has landed a $60 million contract to make mobile shelters for the Canadian military. Dozens of other B.C. suppliers will benefit from the contract.
Apple opening fifth B.C. store in Coquitlam

Apple opening fifth B.C. store in Coquitlam

An Apple (Nasdaq:APPL) spokesperson confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the company will open its fifth B.C. retail store Saturday at Coquitlam Centre. The store opens at 9:30 a.m.
Built to order building online cash flow

Built to order building online cash flow

BuildDirect aspiring to become the Amazon of building supplies

Franchises keep contributing to retail sector in B.C.

Franchise businesses in B.C. continue to make up a significant segment of the provincial economy. The top 80 franchises in B.C. total more than 3,500 individual franchisees, which is approximately 5% of the total number of franchise locations in Canada based on information from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA).
Twelve malls in retail renaissance

Twelve malls in retail renaissance

Boom in expansion and overhaul of enclosed malls hits Metro Vancouver
Canadian retail must follow futuristic tech trends – like body scanning: BMO

Canadian retail must follow futuristic tech trends – like body scanning: BMO

Retailing is on the verge of a technology revolution that includes body scanners that recommend clothing purchases to customers, according to a new BMO report.
Western Canadian Mazda parts distribution centre opens in Langley

Western Canadian Mazda parts distribution centre opens in Langley

Mazda car parts shipped from Japan to B.C. via the Deltaport terminal no longer have to go all the way to a distribution centre in Mississauga, Ontario, before being shipped right back to Mazda dealers in B.C.
Methanex to relocate Chile methanol plant to Louisiana

Methanex to relocate Chile methanol plant to Louisiana

A shale gas boom in the U.S. combined with political problems in South America is prompting Vancouver’s Methanex Corp. (TSX:MX) to spend $550 million on relocating an idled plant from Chile to Louisiana.