Welcome to Velocity Talks, a weekly interview series in which Velocity Institute President Christopher Durham discusses the state of private brand, retail, and careers with retail executives and thought leaders worldwide. This week, we chatted with Juli Lassow of JHL Solutions If you want to join Christopher in a Velocity Talk interview, email
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This week we officially launch our new Youtube Series Velocity Institute This Week: Retailer-owned Brand News & Insights. Hosted by Velocity president Christopher Durham the series will present a timely look inside the world of private brand news with a healthy dose of insights and opinions. Stay tuned as we continue to grow
The largest independent grocery chain in the world, IGA’s has launched a new Retailer-owned Brand (private brand) of snack nuts that include almonds, cashews, mixed nuts, and peanuts. "I'm thrilled about our new line of snack nut varieties; we have carefully selected a range of delicious flavors that will delight our customers' taste buds.
British grocer Waitrose has launched its annual collection of new Retail-owned Brand (private brand) products for Easter the range includes: Heston from Waitrose The Chocolate Dabbit, No.1 West Country Mature Cheddar & Stout Hot Cross Buns and Easter Chocolate & Orange Panettone. Emma Beale, the Head of Product Innovation, said: “Easter is such a joyous
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers. Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we
What is it, and why do you need to know? Your private brand customers are unlikely to ask you about Scope 3. But they will talk about Sustainability. Carbon. Net zero. Climate action. Greenhouse gases. Supply chain emissions. Whatever we call it – lets keep it simple and say GHG (greenhouse gas) – what
UNFI plays a crucial role in making sure families across the U.S. and Canada continue to have access to food during the COVID-19 crisis. In March, we hired over 1,000 people to meet the greater demand for our products. Hiring continues today for 1,000 more warehouse workers and drivers. We’re proud to welcome our
Monday night, Rethink Retail hosted their RETHINKRetailBash 2023 at the fabulous Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York City’s Broadway. The event was held during National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual tradeshow “Retail’s Big Show”. The Velocity team attended to support President Christopher Durham’s second naming to Rethink Retail’s Top Retail Influencer list. The
This week RETHINK Retail named the recipients of the 2023 Top Retail Influencers Award. Sponsored by Microsoft, the award recognizes academics, analysts, association leaders, industry experts, and media members who are at the forefront of retail industry thought leadership. This year’s honorees included Velocity Institute President Christopher Durham. “I am excited to be honored alongside
ENTER THE COMPETITION! Since 2012, The Vertex Awards has honored innovative Retail-Owned Brand /private brand/private label /own brand design that demonstrates groundbreaking design solutions to consumer problems. The awards are judged by a highly esteemed panel of industry experts from around the world and awarded based on Creativity, Marketability, and Innovation. This year’s competition