Dan Ochwat

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Dan Ochwat is the executive editor of Store Brands magazine, part of the EnsembleIQ network of publications. He's been involved in writing and editing for retail-based trades for nearly two decades, formerly as the editor of Shopper Marketing magazine, and as a writer for Path to Purchase IQ, publications that cover national brand consumer goods marketing and news.



Q&A: Meeting natural, sustainable needs in hygiene

Drylock Technologies discusses trends in the hygiene space.

Planting the private label seed

Experts share how plant-based suppliers can get into private label.

Kroger continues grocery delivery expansion with Ocado

Louisville becomes latest region to get a spoke facility powered by Ocado and its robotics, machine learning and more.

Tractor Supply reaches major milestone

On the heels of a strong fourth quarter report with double-digit sales increases, the rural retailer passed a store count goal.

Retailers, private brands find ways to get families to the dinner table

Peapod Digital Labs, Hy-Vee, Spartan Nash and more honored by FMI’s Gold Plate Awards.

SPINS acquisition bolsters wellness data capabilities

The data company has improved its omnichannel data for the wellness category through an acquisition that comes with a deep look at Amazon.

Lowe’s partners with major pet retailer

In-store concept shop brings Petco's private brand products and more to a multi-aisle experience, while Lowe’s introduces Stainmaster store brand pet products.

TJ customers call out their faves

The annual contest spotlights the most coveted exclusives at Trader Joe’s.

Tops spotlights organics for the new year

The retailer carries more than 4,000 organic products, including items from its Full Circle own brand. Retailer also kicked off its register campaign benefiting food banks.

Buyk leans into European roots for first store brand program

CEO James Walker told Store Brands that private label will represent 40% of the product mix and will be a “core element” of the deliverer’s strategy.