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The small, but mighty indie

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What’s next for retail in 2019?

Four trends Toronto-based Trend Hunter predicts will dominate the sector over the next year.

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Shoppers launches medical cannabis platform

The retail chain’s ecommerce site is now live, banking on the expertise of its staff to make it a “trusted and convenient source.”

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Steam Whistle brews up big changes

The once-niche beer brand is exploring a further push into experiential and expanding its product portfolio.

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Running Room makes room for all runners

The family-owned fitness retailer’s new spot may serve as a springboard for a future platform.

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Taxi adds to leadership team in Vancouver

James Sadler returns to the agency to lead creative for the office, while Lizzie Dabous has been promoted to strategy director.

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McCann Canada names new CEO amid restructuring

Simon Sikorski replaces David Leonard, who is departing along with CCO Darren Clarke and CSO Mary Chambers.

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MOY 2019: Antoinette Benoit’s golden strategy

The McDonald’s CMO has Canadians, from kids to grandpas, lovin’ the Golden Arches.

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What’s shaping consumer behaviour in 2019?

From embracing new challenges to rethinking plastic, a Mintel report lays out its predictions for the year ahead.

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National PR ramps up corporate affairs team

VP Luc Levasseur will help lead the practice and position the firm for future growth in Ontario.

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Kraft Heinz appoints Dana Somerville as CMO

The former VP and head of brand build, innovation and R&D steps into the role, filling a more than yearlong vacancy.

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MOY 2019: David Bigioni begins on a high note

How one of our Marketers of the Year got consumers in a new category to say “Hi” to Tweed, not weed.

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Check out the AToMiC Awards: Commercial finalists

In part two of the announcements, we look at the innovative and collaborative campaigns earning a nomination.

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Hill Street asks Canadians to go alcohol-free

The non-alcoholic beverage company is leveraging a “Dry January” movement in its first integrated marketing campaign.

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John Frieda picks So.da as social agency

The Corus-owned agency and studio will lead strategy and content creation for the Kao haircare brand.