If the 45 names listed here are any indication, the private brands industry has a bright future.
In June, Store Brands put out a call for nominees to be considered for its first Rising Stars feature — think of it as a traditional 40 under 40 listing. Only we couldn’t help but go over 40 and there are a few people teetering over 40 years old, but it’s never been about age anyway. It’s about shining a light on future leaders of the industry looking to push the private brands industry further ahead. The nominees listed below work at world class retailers, agencies and private label manufacturers. Here is the first class of rising stars: