Christopher Lombardo

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Articles by Christopher Lombardo
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Making wine in a box premium

Stel + Mar is trying to shed the baggage of cans and Tetra Paks to reach millennials who want quality and convenience.

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Young people more cautious about economy reopening

A survey from H+K also reveals that nearly half of respondents in four provinces believe ‘business as usual’ is happening too quickly.

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How brand investment plans will resonate beyond the pandemic

Some CPG companies are continuing to boost investment, while others have scaled back to cut costs. Which approach will win consumers in the long term?

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How Subway is approaching reopening

Having transparency and value as established brand pillars is helping the QSR address consumers’ most pressing concerns.

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What will make customers feel safe in your store?

The latest IMI research breaks down how to soothe consumer concerns and drive brand affinity as the economy reopens.

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Major Tom helps restaurants ditch delivery apps

The agency adds more services to its online store, including a marketplace for consulting services, as part of its pandemic pivot.

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Showing leadership in a crisis

What leaders can learn from Galen Weston’s human approach to crisis management.

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No Fixed Address moves into the Quebec market

The agency absorbs Montreal’s Supernormal to extend its model nationally.

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Loyalty programs struggling to stay relevant

A survey by Bond also shows what helps retention during a pandemic and which stores consumers are comfortable returning to.

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SkipTheDishes gives a virtual tour of generosity

Jon Hamm films an ad at home to keep up momentum for the delivery app’s efforts to support its restaurant partners.

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Greenhouse finds new opportunities for itself and suppliers

In addition to helping food companies hit by closures, theThe juicer has seen a sales lift from its products moving to the impulse lane of grocery stores.

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New app predicts COVID-19 product shortages

Simporter’s Epidemic Demand Surge Protector is based on sentiment, demand and community transmission data.

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Good Sunday fills a healthy niche in ready-to-drink gin

The upstart brand tries to promote itself in a buzzy category, despite many methods being taken off the table.

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Hershey crowd-sourced ideas for new ice cream bars

Working with Crowdiate and Pigeon, the chocolate company came up with a nostalgic ice cream bar that cools when you bite it.

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Gay Lea sends baking kits to families and frontline workers

The dairy co-op finds a DTC route to promote the benefits of baking after an Easter campaign was cancelled.