Innovation

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Mass Minority spins off Bam technology

The marketing analytics platform will be its own company with eyes on expansion into international markets.

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What’s behind the dairy category’s flavour frenzy

From frozen treats to alternative options, novelty, inclusion and health benefits are driving innovation.

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L’Oreal opens up about its new Business Data Lab

The CPG’s chief scientist walks us through the new hub and all the insights it has to offer its marketing department.

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Ace Beverage Group quenches thirst for fresh approach to innovation

How the beverage company is nailing product ideation and corporate team-building all at once.

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Ninja hones in on urban grocery delivery

The service is looking to corner the rapidly growing market after it raised $2.8 million in capital.

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How will convenience and discount stores fare post-pandemic?

Our latest check-in with Mosaic’s Jason Dubroy focuses on opportunities from new store experiences to retail media.

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Some of WGSN’s radical trends for 2022

The firm paints a picture of brands dabbling with waterless washing, crypto loyalty, fermenting ingredients and smart textiles.

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McCain’s plant-based roots grow stronger

The CPG co bets on innovation gains as it continues to invest in start-ups all over the world.

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Corona packs some sunshine into its non-alcoholic beer

AB InBev is launching the brand’s new Sunbrew variety in Canada first to gain insights on how to best reach a growing consumer base.

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Why Alter Ego is big on virtual LED production

A spec spot for McDonalds using tech from TV sets shows an opportunity to change the commercial production status quo.

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Brands to Watch: Kits brings convenience to eyecare

The newcomer to the eyeware scene is taking cues from the lifestyle and fashion world to market its products.

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Canada’s innovation performance improves

But according to the Conference Board, the country’s overall performance remains “relatively weak” across key indicators.

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Retail innovation in a year of digital pivots

By thinking outside (and inside) the box, brands like General Assembly and Duer emerged as pandemic success stories.

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L’Oreal finds beauty in open innovation

The beauty giant partners with local ecomm startups to create an accelerated path to tapping emerging opportunities.

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Why Recipe Unlimited is expanding off-premise restos

Why the owner of Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s is ready to take its own approach to “ghost kitchens” national.