Food+Beverage

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Are foodies losing faith in big companies?

Consumers prefer buying from local producers than mainstream supermarkets, according to a new study.

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Tim Hortons heads to Southeast Asia

Following a master franchise model that’s proven successful for Burger King, the coffee chain is entering the Philippines.

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Philadelphia highlights the positive

The Kraft Heinz brand’s new campaign from AOR Leo Burnett aims to build equity with more emotion.

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Cheerios go gluten-free

Following the move in the U.S., General Mills says cheerio to wheat, rye and barley in its whole oats supply for the market here.

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Check it out: McDonald’s secret lives

The QSR helps promote The Secret Life of Pets with its latest Happy Meal push.

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Natrel’s Milk Bar comes to Toronto

The location launches with decor and a signature drink specific to the city as the brand also pushes its new iced coffee.

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Ramadan marketing, anyone?

Focus Communications’ Raza Mankani on the big opportunity around Canada’s growing Muslim communities.

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Hellmann’s shows off its origins

A new campaign sends three families to the farm to learn where their food comes from – and live streams it for others to learn too.

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Nestle looks outside the nest

The world’s largest food company turns 150, with a plan for more innovation and a corporate image boost.

Vitaminwater pushes in-store sampling for new flavour

The Coca-Cola brand is bringing a message of artistic inclusivity to stores along the Pride parade route, while doubling down on sampling efforts.

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Doritos plays with…lava?

PepsiCo CMO Christine Kalvenes talks about the new Canadian campaign that takes the brand into the belly of a volcano (and is already generating global attention).

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Have we reached peak ‘authenticity’?

Some brands tackle pretentiousness with a different vision of everyone’s favourite buzzword.

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Instabuggy to deliver prepared meals

The grocery delivery service is adding ready-to-eat meal delivery in as little as one hour.

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Payments, produce and Popsicles: Three summer shopper trends

TracyLocke’s Jason Dubroy on what’s heating up, just as the weather does.

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Chapman’s adds a little novelty

The ice cream brand uses social media and branded content articles to push its new Kids Line.