Food+Beverage

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Chefs Plate acquired by HelloFresh

The deal creates the largest meal kit provider in Canada with expected revenues of $200 million in 2019.

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SkipTheDishes looks to hockey’s primetime audiences

The food delivery service launched a humorous campaign featuring actor Jon Hamm during the NHL season opener.

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2018 Brands of the Year: Growing Greenhouse

The Toronto-based ‘functional beverage’ brand started small and is now set to sprout up across Canada and beyond.

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2018 Brands of the Year: Ricardo’s recipe for success

How Ricardo Larrivee is expanding his media empire through digital platforms and smart retail.

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Chew on this: Tic Tac launches gum in Canada

The iconic mint brand is debuting its new SKU this weekend with an interactive installation made of gum.

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Empire acquires Farm Boy

Sobey’s owner will help the Ottawa grocer accelerate its growth plans as it continues on a transformation plan.

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Iceberg Vodka gets a new look

The Canadian-owned and made vodka brand plays up its roots to stand out in a crowded market.

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Ottawa’s Mad Radish to open in Toronto

The chain looks to capitalize on fast-casual health food trends with a chef-driven menu, in-store pickup and cashless check out.

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BC Dairy Association picks Taxi

Following a competitive review, the selection ends a 15-year relationship between the association and DDB.

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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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How La Prep sees its future in the competitive lunch market

The franchise’s owner and CEO explains how a rebrand and new store concepts will bring much-needed brand awareness to the company.

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The Big Mac of food currencies

To celebrate its 50th birthday, McDonald’s has released six million coins diners can redeem for the iconic burger.

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Boston Pizza turns pizza savers into patio sets

How comedic one-off stunts fit into the casual dining chain’s recent pizza- and experience-centric shift in strategy.

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IGA experiments with live harvesting

Customers familiar with the banner’s “Frait du Toit” rooftop garden can now watch their produce being hand-picked.

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Takis uses reverse psychology on snackers

The brand launched in Canada with a campaign telling consumers its tortilla chips are too spicy, too crunchy and too intense.