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Retail sales slump (again) heading into the holidays

Analyst Ed Strapagiel predicts 2019 could be one of the worst years since the recession.

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Keurig pops up, touts K-Cup recycling

The coffee brewer is educating consumers about its recycling program during its holiday mall activation.

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Is it “Avotime” for avocados?

Avocados From Mexico blankets stores with displays to get Canadians to think of the fruit beyond guacamole.

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Grocers get vocal about local

From Shopper Marketing Report: How Metro, Sobey’s, Longo’s and Loblaw are expanding support for domestic producers.

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Design co-chairs announced for 2020 Marketing Awards

Mikey Richardson and Jennifer Weaymouth will lead the jury of design experts awarding work in the category.

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Canopy Growth unveils ‘cannabis 2.0′ portfolio

Ready-to-drink beverages, stand-alone liquid cannabis, chocolate and vape products will launch under new and existing brands.

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Interac swaps holiday gifts for the ‘stuff’ that matters

The company is focuses more on experiences as Canadians grow concerned about the materialistic nature of the season.

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Mackie Biernacki hires first president

Steve Carli brings strategic and management know-how to help steer the agency’s growth.

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Customization and the role of ‘social distance’

New research from UBC undermines common assumptions about why shoppers will customize products a certain way.

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View from the C-Suite: M&M Food Market eyes expansion, alt-proteins

From distribution deals with convenience and pharmacy to ventures outside of Canada, nothing is off the menu, says CEO Andy O’Brien.

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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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McCann Canada names new CCO

In addition to Josh Stein taking on a national role, the agency has also hired Dave Roberts as ECD in Montreal.

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Why WWF Canada is talking about the deadly impact of fake flowers

The organization is trying to get Canadians to rethink their relationship to other forms of plastic, beyond single-use bottles.

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KFC is testing plant-based chicken in Canada

A one-day trial in Mississauga will help determine if the QSR will launch the products nationally.