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Introducing strategy’s 2016 Brands of the Year

Check out the stand-outs from this past year, plus who to keep an eye on.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Catering to the Drake traveller

How the brand is spreading Canadiana cool through its hotels, general stores and more.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Superwoman Singh

How YouTube star Lilly Singh built a global brand by making videos from her Toronto bedroom.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Simons says, expand

The 176-year-old Quebec retailer has been building its brand across Canada, forging ahead in a competitive retail environment.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Hellmann’s sustainable message

How the mayo is keeping its Real Food Movement fresh after nearly a decade.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Leader of the pack

Here’s how President’s Choice spent the past 30 years challenging what it means to be a store brand.

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Brands of the Year 2016: Cineplex sees the big picture

Movies and gaming and dining, oh my! How the once-traditional theatre chain is diversifying its business.

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Brands of the Year: Sport Chek’s better is here

The retailer continues to push the envelope, from its teched-out stores to its content strategy.

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Brands of the Year: Smoke’s goes from small fry to gravy train conductor

The brand is no couch potato, with its sights set on a global empire of restaurants.

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Brands of the Year: Epic Meal Time is no longer the little guy

How Harley Morenstein and crew have grown to be Canadian leaders in the YouTube space.

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Brands of the Year: Desjardins breaks through borders

How the Quebec-based financial co is making a splash in the rest of Canada.

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Brands of the Year 2015

It’s all about the rise of the little guy. See who topped this year’s list.

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Brands of the Year

Here’s how our winners secured their places on this year’s list.

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Overall Brand of the Year: Crowning Tim Hortons

There’s no stopping this beloved Canadian icon. From product and tech innovation to going viral, here’s how to secure the top spot on the Brands of the Year list.

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Brands of the Year: Herschel’s cool factor takes it global

The Vancouver-based brand has the backpack and accessories market in the bag.