July/August 2020 – Facing the Music

With a mission to inform, empower, celebrate and advocate for British Columbia's current and aspiring business leaders, BCBusiness go behind the headlines and bring readers face to face with the key issues and people driving business in B.C.

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V O L U M E 4 8 N U M B E R 5 JULY/AUGUST 2020 BCBUSINESS 5 "Sixty years ago, being involved in the food industry was a noble enterprise, a good thing. Now a lot of jobs in the sector are rel- egated to foreign workers because nobody wants to work there anymore" –p.23 COVER AND BOTTOM LEFT: TANYA GOEHRING. TOP LEFT: ARC'TERYX; TOP RIGHT: INDIGENOUS WORLD WINERY ( contents ) B.C. 2.0 We asked decision makers in nine of the province's key industries, from manufacturing to real estate to education, how they're paving the way past COVID-19 by Nathan Caddell, Alyssa Hirose and Nick Rockel State of Shop Whether they're independent boutiques or big chains, B.C. retailers have had to reinvent themselves in the wake of the pandemic. Fortunately, they were a nimble bunch to start with by Frances Bula Glass Half Full The maturing provincial wine industry faces several tests, but with help from new players, products and visitor experiences, there's no grape depression on the horizon by Charlene Rooke 23 36 (Clockwise from top left) Arc'teryx weathers the storm; Indigenous World Winery owners Bernice and Robert Louie; a careful consumer; Walrus proprietor Caroline Boquist The Top 100 Our annual ranking of B.C.'s largest companies by revenue takes you back to a simpler, pre-COVID time–and looks ahead to a much more complicated one by Peter Mitham 46 55

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