Seth Mendelson

Publisher and Editor in Chief



Panel Expanded: Store Brands Industry Summit

Retailers, suppliers and thought leaders converge June 9 to share insights, discuss trends and how to keep up the own brand momentum.

Hot Category: Coffee and Tea

This month, Store Brands takes a deep dive into the coffee and tea categories, where private label maintains a strong position relative to national brands.

From the Editors: A spot at the table

Editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses the growing role that private label can play as retailers look to build out their pet care approach.

Pet care keeps growing

The COVID-19 pandemic did nothing to stop the continuous growth of the pet care category at mass retail. In fact, sales grew at a faster rate during almost all of the pandemic as home-bound consumers bought more pets to occupy their time. 

Alphia offers partnership to grow retailers’ private label pet food programs

As retailers look to tap into a growing pet category, Denver-based Alphia is positioning itself as a resource to tap into the ever-increasing sales in the space.

Introducing the Store Brands Industry Summit

Come learn with Store Brands at the one-day virtual educational summit.

Brian Sharoff: One of a kind

For his deep accomplishments to the industry and with PLMA, Brian Sharoff stands apart.

Honoring ‘Mr. Private Label,’ 2021's Private Label Hall of Fame inductee

Brian Sharoff is — rightly — the only inductee to the Private Label Hall of Fame this year. Here's what people who knew him had to say about his legacy.

Hot Category: Paper products

No other category received as much publicity and, perhaps, gained more sales through the early stages of the pandemic as the paper products category

From the Editors: A bright future for private label

Seth Mendelson says the store brand category stepped up during the pandemic and is set to do even greater things after