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Canadians’ aversion to bars will outlast the pandemic

Virtual experiences may not offset alcohol brands’ lost bar business, but are more in line with consumer concerns.

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How Good to Go reaches people who aren’t on the go

The keto-friendly snack looks to new flavours, a YMCA partnership and new in-store tactics to reach casual fitness enthusiasts.

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Broken Heart Love Affair adds more assignments

Over the last three months, the agency has picked up work for Hershey, WW and Arterra, among others.

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Pizza Pops set up an internet-wide digital scavenger hunt

The contest is one weird-but-amusing tactic being used to give “dudes” what they’re looking for at home.

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Nestle Canada sells its Pure Life bottled water brand

The move is part of a broader strategic mandate to focus on better performing brands and categories.

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Kraft Heinz restructures marketing team, again

Former CMO Dana Somerville has left the company as full marketing leadership moves to the chief brand and category officer.

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The Hive named creative AOR for Astro

The Lactalis yogourt brand expects to increase its marketing spend to gain share and support product innovation.

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How Oh Henry! promoted 4:25 without buds

In a world with few social gatherings, Hershey flipped the script for a new bar that’s meant to be shared with friends.

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Doritos launches a streamer for fans of Ketchup

PepsiCo combines content and snack bingeing to herald the return of the “uniquely Canadian” LTO.

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Neale’s Sweet ‘n Nice adds vibrancy to the ice cream aisle

The Caribbean-inspired brand adjusted promotion plans for its national expansion.

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Peanut butter demand ‘through the roof’ for Smuckers

The company is making sure its Jif brand stands out and earns market share with digital pushes and measured innovation.

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Earth’s Own creates a grant to change how we eat

The plant-based beverage brand is giving funding and promotion to organizations that can help its own mission of saving the planet.

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Maple Leaf helps families make the jump to plant-based

A campaign for the brand’s new “50/50″ products takes inspiration from TikTok to show parents there is a gateway to eating less meat.

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Somersby opens its own farmers market

Looking to keep up growth in the category, Carlsberg’s cider brand leans on local roots to create trial for new product innovations.

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Inabuggy helps CPG stand out in grocery delivery

Amid a surge in orders, the service has seen big interest in helping brands make cash-back and discount offers.