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Ontario government scraps retail lottery system

New rules that are meant to “open” the market will include roughly 20 new licenses being awarded each month.

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P&G’s Marc Pritchard sees a $1 billion growth opportunity

There’s a ten-figure reason the CPG co. is investing in multicultural marketing, writes Ethnicity Matters’ Howard Lichtman.

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MDC adds Canadian agencies to new Doner network

Collaboration and speed-to-market will be cornerstones of a North American group that includes Veritas, Union, 6Degrees and KWT.

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Do closures at Lowe’s spell the end of the DIY era?

From the C-Suite newsletter: Experts weigh in on the home improvement retailer’s decision to shutter 34 stores.

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Hudson’s Bay focuses on little moments in return to mass holiday advertising

The retailer’s new in-house creative director says the campaign comes ahead of more “new and exciting” work in 2020.

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Can a family name take on Cineplex?

How Quebec-based Guzzo Cinemas plans to expand in the west with its large scale entertainment complexes.

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2019 MOY: Fountain Tire’s Denise Gohl-Eacrett tackles shopper angst

How the marketer is making lives (and tire purchases) more comfortable and convenient.

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Meghan Nameth named SVP of marketing at Hudson’s Bay

The former PwC Canada exec will oversee brand, marketing and PR at a difficult time for the department store chain.

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View from the C-Suite: Movember explores the nature of masculinity

The non-profit is challenging gender norms and being more inclusive to expand its reach.

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Rethink is the 2019 Agency of the Year

The agency also won a Gold in Design and Silver in Digital, a category where FCB continued its winning streak.

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Tribute: Danone’s purpose-driven ethos

As the CPG co. celebrates a century in what has become a very competitive category, it is once again reinventing the formula.

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How one of Canada’s fastest-growing DTC brands is entering retail

As a body-positive women’s intimates brand, Knix looks to “redefine the change room experience” in one of its first two physical stores.

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Lyft wants its ‘share’ of Vancouver market

The ride-hailing app leans into local references to build awareness and get a leg up on the competition ahead of its launch.

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What it takes to go (genuinely) green

How Aldo addressed its direct and indirect emissions across the supply chain to become certified climate neutral.

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Meet the 2019 Brands of the Year

From StrategyDaily: Dig into features on what makes Loblaw, MEC, Ecobee, Ritual, OVO and Frank And Oak each a BOY.