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Lawrence Aylward

Lawrence Aylward is Editor in Chief for Store Brands.

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June 2018

Jun
13
CEO of Ahold Delhaize, who steps down July 1, was a champion of private brands
Jun
11
Organic is everywhere. It’s on the packages of milk, eggs, soup, cheese, coffee, meat, fruit, vegetables and even pet food. Organic products are sold everywhere from The Kroger Co. to Joe’s Supermarket.

May 2018

May
30
Retailers looking to improve their own-brand images might want to stay out of politics
May
21
If a consumer has a bad bathroom experience, that store’s trust factor just went down the toilet
May
15
Yes, we love our piles of meat so heavy that the pizza crust is soaked with grease and sagging. But many Americans also want more authentic food products that are healthy and free-from certain ingredients
May
08
At CIBUS trade show, the definition of differentiation may be found in Italian tradition. ‘Nduja’ anyone?
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June 2018

Wellness brands, including free-from, organic and non-GMO products, are the fastest-growing segment in the private brand universe, according to Daymon

Lowering prices to stay competitive in grocery is not new, but is reaching unprecedented levels

May 2018

Retailers are being urged on several fronts to take their store brands to another level, and authentic products provide a retailer the chance to differentiate — and disrupt

By 2022, if all goes well, Aldi will become the nation’s third-largest grocery retailer behind Walmart and Kroger. It's impact on private brands is and will continue to be substantial

Considering that only 7 percent of coffee drinkers say they have made their own cold-brew coffee at home, there is plenty of room to grow. But to grow the segment it will take education on behalf of retailers and manufacturers

Not all store brand products are driving growth at the same rate, and not all branded products are experiencing declining sales. When dissected by price tier, it’s clear that premium products are winning across the board

Lidl taking a "agile and adaptive" approach to store openings, spokesman says

As concerns about the environment increase, the connection between sustainability and consumer purchase decisions is growing stronger

While clean label is not a new movement, it continues to gain momentum with private brands

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