Wines & Spirits

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Arterra basks in the opportunity for better-for-you wine

The company brings high-impact shopper elements to alcohol retailers as it looks to fill a white (and red and rose) space in the category.

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Labatt put brand ambassadors inside a vending machine

The company finds new experiential ways to familiarize people with the variety of its “Beyond Beer” portfolio.

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Pabst tests an off-beat approach to vodka soda

From can design to ABV to its campaign, the plan for PBR’s first RTD is to do things differently in a crowded category.

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Stadacone is sweet on its new positioning

The brand is targeting younger women to find its place in Quebec’s booming gin market.

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Arterra opens itself up to human connection

To keep wine relevant to younger consumers, the company positions its Open brand around vulnerability and acceptance.

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Smirnoff rides back into experiential

The vodka brand is busting out vendor bikes to reach those on a summer stroll with its new RTD additions.

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Has Nutrl taken a more neutral stance?

The brand is entering Quebec with a mass TV buy. It also appears to be leaning away from its friendly rivalry with other drinks.

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Labatt gets into the wine business

From Shopper Marketing Report: The brewer grows its “beyond beer” portfolio with Babe, while also extending its established RTD brands.

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Campari appoints new VP of marketing

David Allard, a former CMO of Samsung Canada, replaces Chris Staresinic, who moves into a new marketing role at the company.

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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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Arterra gets more playful with hard sparkling sodas

From Shopper Marketing Report: The maker of Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs wines caters to more tastes with its first RTD drinks.

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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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Molson Coors is making a ‘big bet’ on vodka soda

After delaying Aquarelle’s launch campaign, the brewer increases the investment behind the latest product in its “beyond beer” portfolio.

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Inside the ‘better-for-you’ beverage alcohol boom

This year alone, the vodka sodas and hard seltzers space has seen many new entrants, product launches and brand pivots.

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View from the C-Suite: Campari moves ahead with refreshing priority brands

With only three months as Canadian president, Melanie Batchelor helped pivot major investments in Appleton Estate and Forty Creek.