UK retailer Tesco and WWF have launched a new accelerator program that pairs pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to fast-track sustainability innovation in the supply chain which can cut the environmental impact of food and support UK food security.Innovation Connections will address a key barrier preventing promising sustainability innovations from being adopted at scale in food
About Christopher DurhamChristopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.
On May 16, we’re diving deep into the dynamic world of Retail Brand (private brand/private label), and we’re thrilled to announce our final packed Velocity Conference agenda for our historic return to in person events. The conference is overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting leaders in the industry. REGISTER NOW!
Velocity Conference + Expo May 16-18 in Charlotte, NC. Don't miss out on your chance to meet attendees from Albertsons, Loblaws, Family Dollar, Petsmart, Lowe’s Home improvement, Sobeys, Boxed, Ahold Delhaize, Lowes Foods CVS Health, Rite Aid, Wakefern, Foxtrot, The Home Depot, Food Lion, Navy Exchange, Giant, Kwik Trip, Party City, Schnucks, and more.
British retailer Co-op is bringing back 90s vibes with its brand new ‘Sex on the Beach' inspired summer gin, in-stores now.The convenience retailer’s new £15 limited-edition Retail Brand (private brand) gin is infused with the classic ‘Sex on the Beach’ flavors of orange and cranberry with the addition of peach for a modern take on
Late last week IPLC announced that Sonja Jacobs has joined the firm n the position of Partner DACH market (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).Sonja worked for almost 25 years in the dairy manufacturing industry. She is familiar with both the branded and Private Label side of the business. In 2001 Sonja moved to Germany where she
Kroger announced this week the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers the
Carrefour is continuing with its drive to support French producers, as well as providing its customers with high-quality products that are both grown and manufactured in France: it has just created a new Quality Line for UHT cream. This initiative is in line with the partnership set up in January 2021 with the Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel
Each day leading up to the Velocity Conference + Expo, May 16-18, 2022 we will highlight one of the many exciting presentations that will make the event the must attend private brand Event of 2022. Todays focus lands on the presentation by Bob Himler, VP Own Brand Development, RITE AID He will present: If You
Who could have guessed that oats would become such a game-changer for non-dairy beverages? It turns out that these normally unassuming grains make a pretty miraculous milk alternative, as evidenced by the mild, subtly sweet flavor profile and rich, yet silky-smooth consistency of Trader Joe's new Non-Dairy Oat Beverage. It should come as no surprise,