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B.C. January retail sales strong

B.C. January retail sales strong

B.C. retail growth in January compared with the same month a year earlier was slightly higher than the national average, according to Statistics Canada data released Friday. B.C. retail sales increased 4.8% to $5.632 billion from $5.
Book Warehouse to close four locations

Book Warehouse to close four locations

Thirty-two-year-old Vancouver bookseller Book Warehouse will close its four stores as soon as all its books are gone.
Surrey Women in Business winners announced

Surrey Women in Business winners announced

The Surrey Board of Trade hosted its third annual Surrey Women in Business Awards luncheon Wednesday recognizing the hard work of Surrey's businesswomen and their contributions to the city. Winners were announced in five categories.
New Richmond IKEA store opens next month

New Richmond IKEA store opens next month

IKEA Canada will open its massive new Richmond store on April 25, the company announced Tuesday.
From closets to cash

From closets to cash

Re-Fashion plans to reuse high-end fashion with a unique recycling event
MEC moves into urban fitness clothing

MEC moves into urban fitness clothing

Vancouver retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is moving out of the backcountry and into the urban jungle by expanding its product focus for a broader range of active Canadians.
B.C. small business award winners announced

B.C. small business award winners announced

Winners of the 9 th annual Successful You Awards were announced last night at an event at the Pan Pacific Hotel . The awards, run by industry association Small Business BC , recognize achievements by B.C.'s small businesses.
Chip Wilson earns lifetime achievement award

Chip Wilson earns lifetime achievement award

The Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce plans to award Chip Wilson with a lifetime achievement award tonight at the Jewel Ballroom in the Vancouver Masonic Centre.
B.C. budget: Small-business advocates seek Family Day funding

B.C. budget: Small-business advocates seek Family Day funding

Small-business advocates are hoping that when Finance Minister Kevin Falcon unveils the B.C.
B.C. budget: DHL could cash in on decision to privatize liquor distribution

B.C. budget: DHL could cash in on decision to privatize liquor distribution

The B.C. government's decision to privatize liquor warehousing and distribution, disclosed in the provincial budget announced February 21, could be good news for a Ohio firm owned by global logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL . According to the B.C.