Velocity 18 - the My Private Brand conference: Private brands have a new face

I had the opportunity to attend the My Private Brands Velocity conference in September. The overarching message from the speakers and retailers in attendance was: there’s a new face to private brands, one that’s all about building and growing brands.
04 October, 2018

The importance of supplier engagement to achieve nutritional improvements

When asked what we mean by ‘supplier engagement’ - which is still a relatively new concept in many own brand retailers - it is about better facilitating supply related processes or supplier related initiatives through better communication, better...
26 September, 2018

Own brand and the fourth industrial revolution

We're quickly entering the fourth industrial revolution.
20 September, 2018

Pesky polymers - a review: Packaging Innovations 2018

Sustainable plastics – the words on everyone’s lips right now!
17 September, 2018

Retail, tics and anti-radiation mobile phone batteries: How I learnt not to sell

I used to sell anti-radiation mobile phone batteries.
12 September, 2018

S4RB attend Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference 2018

We are delighted to be Gold Sponsors of the 2018 Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kieran Forsey, CEO S4RB Inc. & SVP North America will be speaking at the event:
11 September, 2018

S4RB Inc. Steps up SmartLabel initiative

Private brand grocery retail specialist Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB Inc.) has partnered with the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (the FMI GMA Trade Partner Association of SmartLabel Org) to assist US...
07 September, 2018

What does a good private brands supplier look like?

Your private brands are more relevant than ever - as consumers look for more solutions, instead of individual products or brands.  Based on numerous reports and research, the evidence shows that retailers with distinctive, differentiated private...
05 September, 2018

Own brand exclusives: the new good, better, best?

You may have seen, in recent news, that Tesco has ended its ‘Brand Guarantee’ scheme. Essentially, the scheme was a means of customers being able to claim back for branded products, where the price they paid was higher than in Asda, Morrisons, or...
30 August, 2018

Supermarkets ask suppliers to prepare for Brexit 'no deal'

The noise about Brexit is only on the increase as the ‘deadline’ approaches.  However, many of the issues discussed in the press are intangible to the proverbial ‘man in the street’.  
24 August, 2018
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