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Joint collaboration of Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) and Valpak formed to help own brand retailers mitigate an estimated tenfold increase in regulatory costs

UK Grocery retail is facing an estimated tenfold increase in costs across the supply chain owing to upcoming plastic and packaging regulation changes. The new ‘Plastic Packaging Tax’ and updates to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) up the ante...
15 December, 2020

Wakefern integrates S4RB online platform

Featured in: Progressive Grocer June 2020. Wakefern Food Corp. has tapped Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) to power an online platform that shares real-time data and analytics with existing and new own-brand vendor partners, all in an effort to...
26 September, 2020

Meat-free products continue to grow in popularity in UK, according to Twitter deep dive

Featured in Food Navigator 2020.  Meat-free products continue to grow in popularity, according to a Twitter analysis report of six of the UK’s biggest grocery retailers: Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose compiled during the...
09 July, 2020

Wakefern integrates S4RB online platform to power own brand development

Featured in Store Brands 2020. Wakefern Food has tapped Solutions for Retail Brands (aka S4RB) to power an online platform that shares real-time data and analytics with existing and new own brand vendor partners, all in an effort to help continue to...
29 June, 2020

Arming for a New Private Label War

Featured In: WinSight Grocery Business 2020. The food retail war will be fought increasingly by private brands in a post-COVID world, sources say, bringing with it new pressures on retailers to assess the effectiveness of their brands versus one...
02 June, 2020

The Importance Of Supplier Engagement During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Featured in: KamCity April 2020. In the volatile and fast-moving circumstances the retail sector finds itself in – a vital part of the national response to COVID-19 – maintaining regular communication between retailers and suppliers is critical to...
07 April, 2020

Supermarkets At Risk Of Losses Of More Than £100m On Own Brands

Featured in. Kam City 2020.  After Lidl abandoned its €500m attempt to implement SAP (system application and product) technology across its supply chain in July 2018, Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) has warned that other supermarkets are at risk...
17 March, 2020

Why is sustainable packaging so hard to enforce?

Featured in: Packaging News 2020. Given public sentiment around single-use plastic packaging (and black plastic in particular), it’s no wonder grocery retailers are pledging to remove it from their shelves. With more supermarkets making the switch...
25 February, 2020

Why Customer Engagement Starts With Supplier Engagement

Featured in KamCity December 2019. As discerning consumers demand greater product transparency, James Butcher, Managing Director at Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB), looks at why supplier engagement holds the key to own brand sales and customer...
09 December, 2019

What's important to food shoppers? Jam in their doughnuts and tasty vegan options

Featured in: Food Navigator October 2019. A software company has analysed 'Twitter noise' to determine the food trends important to today's UK shopper.
30 October, 2019
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