Josh Kolm

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Deloitte acquires AI firm Groundswell

The consultancy’s second data acquisition this year adds end-to-end capabilities in machine learning and business analytics.

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Canadian retail sales began 2021 on an uneven note

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows a wide variance between categories, as well as recovery trends from the end of last year.

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Up to the Minute: IKEA makes a trip downtown

Plus, Citoyen names new leader in Quebec and BIMM picks up an assignment from Trillium Health.

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George Weston to sell Weston Foods

The company says it intends to focus on retail and real estate, and has made some executive changes at Loblaw.

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Up to the Minute: Doug & Partners names new managing director

Plus, Le Chateau is up for sale and Weber fires up the grill with a new AOR.

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Syd Kessler passes away at 74

The radio heavyweight and NABS co-founder was also one of Canada’s earliest proponents of digital advertising and ecommerce.

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Rogers to acquire Shaw

If the deal is approved, it would provide Rogers with the scale to accelerate the delivery of its nation-wide 5G network.

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Up to the Minute: FCB adds a new creative team

Plus, Innocean has a growth spurt, Diamond picks up a “buzz”-worthy investing client and the IDEA contest is open for entries.

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Kruger picks Broken Heart Love Affair as new agency

As it continues to invest in its brands, the paper company wants to do more creative work that drives business results.

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WPP’s organic revenue was down by 8.2% in 2020

But the holding company’s recent trajectory has it expecting 2021 to be a year of “solid recovery.”

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Up to the Minute: Loblaw brings PC Health to more provinces

Plus, Thinkingbox adds to leadership and NABS partners with a peer support service.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo hires Brian Murray as ECD

The agency adds to its creative leadership group after a year-long search process.

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Up to the Minute: Ryan Timms takes over at McCann

Plus, Faulhaber picks up BSH mandate and Humanity Bakeries sees an opportunity in Quebec’s specialty baking market.

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Retail sales growth ended 2020 at its lowest in over a decade

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows bright spots and recent rebounds were not enough to offset early dips and sluggish sectors.

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Loblaw’s ecomm sales jumped 160% in Q4

Same-store sales also continue to climb at the company, which is investing into its digital grocery and health offerings.