C-Suite

Cosmetics

The clean beauty movement gains momentum

How brands and retailers are tapping into the booming business of clean beauty products.

Gen Z

How Canadian cities fare in the eyes of Gen Z

New research suggests the country is an attractive place to work, but improvement is needed on digital integration and affordability.

Mattresses

Canadian startups duke it out in the Peak Mattress era

There’s no rest for smaller mattress-in-a-box brands as they aim to stand out in a crowded market.

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View from the C-Suite: Jon Mamela completes the tourism circuit

The new CMO of Tourism Toronto looks back on his time at Destination Canada to help build out the agency’s strategy.

Nespresso

Eco-watch: Brands take recycling to the next level

As consumers become more discerning about environmental claims, brands are making products out of recycled materials.

OpenBanking

Are banks ready for a future of open banking?

Andrew Au argues regulatory changes could spell opportunity for banks (or leave them vulnerable to competition).

Jackson Triggs

View from the C-Suite: ‘Unleashing’ creativity in the wine business

Andrea Hunt, SVP and CMO of Arterra Wines, is looking to bring creativity to a category often stymied by convention.

President shuffle at Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart and Reitmans

New leaders will helm the retailers as they face increased competition from online players.

P&G

How to do cost-cutting right: lessons from P&G

The CPG company continues to post impressive growth in spite of reduced investment in advertising.

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View from the C-Suite: Yves Rocher celebrates 60 years of clean beauty

The global beauty co.’s general manager of North America talks about celebrating the past while building a brand for the future.

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Marketers look ahead to ‘legalization 2.0′

With new regulations on the horizon, how can brands win over millions of consumers who are thinking about entering the category?

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Innovation Monitor: Will Foot Locker set trends with Greenhouse?

The retailer aims to get ahead of sneaker culture via a new incubator-cum-consultancy.

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Inside the remaking of a Toronto fintech company

Koho, now controlled by Portag3 Ventures, takes inspiration from Wealthsimple’s “playbook” in charting a new path to growth.

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IKEA Canada constructs a brand for the future

As the popular retailer faces stiff competition, it’s building new in-store and online experiences (no Allen key needed).

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View from the C-Suite: Corby distills a premium gin strategy

How the company is building off renewed interest in gin, launching a strategy for Ungava that’s based on millennial consumption habits.