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Vancouverites react to sky high gas prices over $2/litre

Vancouverites react to sky high gas prices over $2/litre

"So I guess we’re numb to this now?"
'Our turnaround is now complete': Sobeys parent Empire completes multi-year overhaul

'Our turnaround is now complete': Sobeys parent Empire completes multi-year overhaul

Empire Company Ltd. said Thursday its full-service grocery stores rebounded in its latest quarter as it added more private-label food items, the pace of inflation slowed and the company's multi-year overhaul paid off with customers.
Canada Bread fined $50M for bread price fixing, Competition Bureau turns to grocers

Canada Bread fined $50M for bread price fixing, Competition Bureau turns to grocers

Bakery giant Canada Bread Co. has been fined $50 million after pleading guilty to its role in a criminal price-fixing scheme that inflated the price of bread in Canada for years.
'Getting evicted': After over 25 years in Mount Pleasant, a local independent bookstore is getting booted out of their shop

'Getting evicted': After over 25 years in Mount Pleasant, a local independent bookstore is getting booted out of their shop

The business has to shut down its only brick-and-mortar location to make way for redevelopment
Vivobarefoot opens first Asia-Pacific store in Vancouver

Vivobarefoot opens first Asia-Pacific store in Vancouver

The new Kitsilano store further cements the neighbourhood's reputation for outdoor wear
Squamish’s Raincity Distillery shines at international competitions

Squamish’s Raincity Distillery shines at international competitions

The Squamish distillery took home two awards for its Black Tusk Smoked Vodka at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and SIP Awards.
Swatch readies to return to Robson Street with stand-alone store

Swatch readies to return to Robson Street with stand-alone store

Swiss watchmaker had operated a store on Robson Street decades ago, and had a giant replica watch at Expo '86
Cannabis company pulls plug on Delta greenhouse partnership

Cannabis company pulls plug on Delta greenhouse partnership

The partners agreed to terminate the growing of cannabis after the 2022 growing season
Metro Vancouver's bubble tea economy is booming as drink demand grows

Metro Vancouver's bubble tea economy is booming as drink demand grows

Chinese-Canadian demand helps sustain more than 200 stores across Metro Vancouver.
Richmond gets $1M to set up new commercial food hub

Richmond gets $1M to set up new commercial food hub

Food hubs provide shared spaces and supports for local food processors and contribute to food security: B.C. government