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Why store brands are worth more than you think

There are very powerful and compelling reasons to improve private brand performance and increase private brand penetration if you wish to compete successfully, says industry expert Jim Wisner in this blog

Are private brands on a health kick?

In this podcast, Store Brands' Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Aylward talks about how impressed he is with what retailers are doing with their store brands to clean up labels to offer healthier foods.

They are both mountains to climb, but for retailers the key is to embrace both entities

Store Brands Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Aylward says grocer has gained the respect of shoppers from all demographics, even those who regard themselves as high-falutin’. Listen to his podcast.

It starts with an executive team whose members would run through walls for each other

Expert expects grocers to focus more on concepts like conversational commerce to improve private brand sales in 2019

Recent report asked consumers, ‘Do you buy generic?’ Ugh!

Mercatus President and CEO Sylvain Perrier talks about how grocers can continue to make digital advancements in e-commerce ... and with their private brands.

Retailers must move away from national brand equivalent-only programs that only differentiate by price, says Store Brands Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Aylward in his monthly podcast

Kroger’s McMullen touts retailer’s store brand success during presentation

My first flat-screen television came from Sears. When I needed a new PlayStation in the early 2000s, I went to Kmart, not Walmart.

The industry has a lot of balls in the air. Where they land is anybody’s guess

There are three things that retailers — especially grocers — are challenged with that directly impact customer experience ... but they all involve making things better for employees first, says guest columnist Millie Blackwell

This is a story about a plane and just plain bad customer service

It’s not just about selling imperfect fruits and vegetables at a lower price— it’s about educating consumers not to waste

Searching for coffee, I struck gold with a good price and an unexpected but welcome value in Meijer Gold’s flavorful brand

For years, Publix Super Markets has drawn a massive following for its fried chicken, which it sells in its deli department as a private brand

While consumers increasingly scrutinize grocery products and brands, more are also checking packaging for its environmental impact

Digimarc Corp.’s Heidi Dethloff speaks with Store Brands Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Aylward about the dangers that poor checkout experiences can inflict on a retailer’s image and bottom line, and how retailers can improve the process

Retailers, consumers may need patience as farmers try to recover from the wildfires across the state

Private brands from one country will continue to become accessible to consumers in another country because of e-commerce, which could generate sales and market share of retailers’ private brands around the world

Americans are poised to splurge this holiday season. Why not on private brands?

If anything,’s acquisition of Whole Foods lit a fire under other grocery retailers, which several of them have done

Helping fix the planet, The Kroger Co. is the only food and drugstore firm to make the top 10 on Fortune’s 2018 Change the World list. But grocers and other retailers don’t have to have Kroger-sized resources to make a difference

Survey reveals that long lines and poor checkout experiences are reasons why consumers shop elsewhere. But are retailers taking this seriously?

If its latest earnings are any indication, Publix withstood the recent uproar for its support of an NRA proponent. Perhaps people realize that Publix is not the villain it was made out to be

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