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Marketing & Merchandising

Drake’s new cannabis company may open up previously restricted promotional opportunities

November 8, 2019

Canadian celebrity and superstar Drake recently became a cannabis retail owner. Like tobacco regulations, cannabis advertising rules are restricted. Packaging must be plain, which means one of the primary methods of ensuring consumer brand recognition isn’t an option when it comes to cannabis packaging. Positioned as a new branch of the already established Canopy Growth … Continued

Prince Edward Island

New Government, same result: PEI continues to ignore concerns of businesses with another unpredictable increase in minimum wage

November 8, 2019

The new Prince Edward Island (PEI) government continued the province’s trend of ignoring the concerns expressed by the private sector business community in announcing that the government will increase minimum wage by almost 5% on April 1, 2020.  The 2018 consumer price index for PEI and for the country only increased by 2.3%.  In September, … Continued

Marketing & Merchandising

Nurturing new growth: Legalized cannabis edibles bring new opportunities for retailers

November 8, 2019

On the heels of the Government of Canada’s decision to allow the sale and consumption of edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates, which became legal on October 17, 2019, Deloitte released a study titled ‘Nurturing new growth: Canada gets ready for cannabis 2.0’. The study explores consumer sentiment and identifies areas of opportunities for cannabis … Continued

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