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Vancouver’s Naked underwear line expands to U.S.

Vancouver’s Naked underwear line expands to U.S.

Fast-growing Vancouver Underwear manufacturer Naked Boxer Brief Clothing Inc. is opening a distribution centre in Los Angeles in the lead-up to selling its briefs in 40 Nordstrom stores.
B.C. distillers want the farm-gate status that wineries enjoy

B.C. distillers want the farm-gate status that wineries enjoy

B.C. distillers believe they are being discriminated against because, unlike wineries, they are prohibited from making higher profit margins when selling direct to customers at their distilleries. "The reason there are so many wineries in B.C.
Russell Brewing to license brand in China

Russell Brewing to license brand in China

Vancouver-based Russell Brewing Inc. (TSX-V:RB) announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Vancouver-based FVI Capital Inc.
Target announces locations of 19 B.C. stores

Target announces locations of 19 B.C. stores

Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) will open 125 stores across Canada next year, including 19 in B.C. The U.S. based big box retail giant announced that starting in the spring of 2013 it will open in rebranded Zellers Inc .
Small business confidence continues slide in June

Small business confidence continues slide in June

Business confidence among Canada’s small- and medium-sized enterprises continued to fall in June, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
B.C.’s medicinal marijuana business growing

B.C.’s medicinal marijuana business growing

Increasing number of entrepreneurs working in cannabis culture’s legal nether world
Word on the street

Word on the street

Street festivals may be fun, but do they drive business or drive traffic away from local merchants?

Effective one-on-one meetings

The alternative to the one-on-one is firefighting – when critical activities go awry and problems must be addressed immediately and with a significantly reduced set of options

How to hire the right branding agency

Branding is less about getting people’s attention and more about inviting them to develop a relationship with you
Steep climb for online tea sales

Steep climb for online tea sales

Entrepreneurs capitalize on a growing consumer trend