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Canadian Tire enters premium pet category

U.S.-based retailer Petco will have its private label brands on the retailer’s shelves.

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The strategy behind Oh! Henry’s 4:25 bar

A Hershey’s marketer explains what led the brand to build a connection with recreational cannabis consumers.

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DavidsTea to be sold in select Loblaw banners

The specialty tea brand expands itself into CPG following leadership changes earlier this summer.

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How to gain an edge in ecommerce

A new report from Salesforce includes insights on how to meet Canadians’ evolving shopping habits.

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Indochino expands into casual wear

The made-to-measure men’s retailer will include custom chinos and overcoats in its fall line.

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Two brewers take on the buck-a-beer challenge

For Ontario breweries with no marketing budgets, it may be the cheapest way to raise awareness.

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$124 billion at risk for companies that fail to remain relevant: study

New research by Accenture outlines the steps companies can take to stay relevant.

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Corner Office Shifts: Head of LCBO to step down

A round-up of senior-level changes you may have missed.

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How a subscription grocery company is entering retail

Toronto’s Fresh City Farms used data from its ecommerce store to choose its first “true” retail location.

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Taking the fun out of balloons for a good cause

The Lung Association is hoping to drive awareness for COPD with a simple test.

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Ontario to privatize cannabis sales

Consumers will only buy online until storefronts open in April 2019, with several companies eager to get into the market.

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Stack hires three execs ahead of national launch

The fintech company has appointed Lori Hatcher-Hillier as CMO, in addition to naming chief product and technology officers.

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Majority of parents going online for back-to-school

Average spend per child among many Canadian parents has dropped this year, according to new research by Ebates.

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Meet the 2018 Agency of the Year juries

Here are the five panels for this year’s competition, with the shortlists to be announced August 21.