Health+Beauty

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Hudson’s Bay launches first private label beauty products

The retailer extends its coloured stripes into a line emphasizing natural ingredients and beauty essentials.

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McCann expands its business with Bayer

The company has consolidated its Crop Science accounts with the agency, which has also won assignments for two OTC brands.

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GoodLife Fitness picks FCB Canada for creative

The agency will lead a new campaign and a reimagining of the fitness chain’s brand, set to debut in December.

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Shoppers Drug Mart and L’Oreal launch virtual try-on

From the Tech newsletter: Customers can use AR and AI for a greater degree of trust in online makeup purchases.

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Buckley’s creates a timeline of awful tastes

The brand puts the focus on its flagship product and well-known tagline to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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Purelygreat hopes to cast a spell on skeptical consumers

The brand takes a disruptive approach to convincing the world it is “ready” for a natural deodorant.

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The Next Big Thing in artificial intelligence

From the Strategy Tech newsletter: New ways brands are using AI to find efficiencies, launch products and get closer to customers.

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Iron Vegan looks to pump up the plant-based category

How the supplement maker is aiming to reach a broader audience of athletes looking for alternative protein sources.

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L’Oreal releases its UV-tracking wearable globally

A new sensor for La Roche-Posay adds a hardware component to the beauty giant’s brands-as-a-service strategy.

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Familiprix to cut back sales of plastic bottled water

The pharmacy banner begins rolling out environmental initiatives, saying peoples’ health is tied to the health of the planet.

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How brands are participating in the climate strike

Unilever, Lush and Burton are among the companies that are closing stores and donating space to the cause.

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The clean beauty movement gains momentum

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

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Gillette and TerraCycle start razor recycling program

The P&G brand will let people send in used razors from any brand and convert them into charitable donations.

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First Choice Haircutters promotes its stylists’ skills

The hair salon chain turns to its clients to show how the value-focused brand still has the ability to meet a customer’s needs.

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How do Canadians feel about healthtech?

A Canadian Medical Association report shows the opportunities (and concerns) resemble those in other sectors.