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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
Wildfires could disrupt booze deliveries, BCLDB warns

Wildfires could disrupt booze deliveries, BCLDB warns

There are 77 active wildfires raging across B.C., including four detected in the past day
U.S. border towns still wait on buyers from B.C., as Vancouver shopping buses vanish

U.S. border towns still wait on buyers from B.C., as Vancouver shopping buses vanish

Cross-border shopping buses filled with Chinese and Korean Canadian consumers were once ubiquitous outside Washington state malls, but they have all-but disappeared from the commercial landscape, dealing a heavy blow to border-town businesses.
'Craft gear from here:' B.C. towns growing recreation-based manufacturing sector

'Craft gear from here:' B.C. towns growing recreation-based manufacturing sector

From Revelstoke to Fernie, Golden to Kimberley, the communities that make up the Kootenays region of southeast B.C. have long been meccas for wilderness lovers.
Loblaw-owned T&T Supermarkets to open U.S. flagship store in Bellevue, Washington

Loblaw-owned T&T Supermarkets to open U.S. flagship store in Bellevue, Washington

RICHMOND, B.C. — T&T Supermarkets, the largest chain of Asian grocery stores in Canada, is expanding into the U.S. with a store in Bellevue, Washington, set to open next summer. The Richmond, B.C.
Lululemon shares spike after hours on strong earnings

Lululemon shares spike after hours on strong earnings

Share price popped more than 11 per cent in after-hours trading
Dearth of skilled workers, funding dents tech adoption by manufacturers: Survey

Dearth of skilled workers, funding dents tech adoption by manufacturers: Survey

MONTREAL — A shortage of skilled workers and funding is hurting manufacturers' ability to take up new technology, according to a new survey.
Lululemon promises 2,600 new jobs after exemption from some immigration rules

Lululemon promises 2,600 new jobs after exemption from some immigration rules

Vancouver-based company Lululemon says it will expand its headquarters in the city and create 2,600 jobs over the next five years.
Statistics Canada reports retail sales down 1.4% in March, but core sales up 0.3%

Statistics Canada reports retail sales down 1.4% in March, but core sales up 0.3%

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales fell 1.4 per cent to $65.3 billion in March as sales at gas stations and new car dealers declined, Statistics Canada said Friday. However, the agency said its early estimate for April pointed to a gain of 0.