Store Brands

DEC 2015

Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

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Volume 37 No. 12 December 2015 Contents 4 Store Brands / December 2015 / Store Brands (ISSN-0190-9851; USPS # 0488-370) is published monthly by Stagnito Business Information 570 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield IL 60015. Subscriptions: One year, $95; two years, $146. One year, Canada $112; two years, Canada $150, One year, foreign $175; two years, foreign $285. Payable in advance with a bank draft drawn on a US bank in US funds. Single copies $10, except foreign, where postage will be added. Canada Post: Canada returns to be sent to IDS, P.O. Box 456, Niagara Falls, ON, L2E6V2. Periodicals postage rates paid at Deerfield, IL and additional mailing offices. Printed in USA. POSTMASTER: send all address changes to Store Brands PO Box 1842 Lowell MA 01853. Copyright 2015 by Stagnito Business Information. All rights reserved, including the rights to reproduce in whole or in part. All letters to the editors of this magazine will be treated as having been submitted for publication. The magazine reserves the right to edit and abridge them. The publication is available in microform from University Microfilms International, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106. The contents of this publication September not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for claims and representations. Departments 6 Editor's Note Features 8 Retail Cooperative of the Year Topco Associates LLC Topco is dedicated to understanding its members' needs and providing the own-brand solutions that will drive customer loyalty and profitability. 17 Special Report: Retailer-Supplier Roundtable The transparency push Participants in our retailer-supplier roundtable discussed their responses and challenges related to consumers' desire for increased transparency on the own-brand side. 21 Store Brands' Extra: Retail Awards Wrap-Up An evening to remember Store Brands' Retail Awards event brought retailers, suppliers and service providers together to celebrate outstanding achievements within the store brand arena. 28 Trend Watch Manual A look at current and emerging trends creating store brand opportunities in a number of exciting categories. 28 Baking Mixes 30 Candy and Chocolate 32 Edible Oils 34 Food Packaging Safety 36 Fragrances: Laundry Care 38 Frozen and Canned Fruit and Vegetables 40 Frozen Skillet Meals 42 Ketchup 44 Logistics 46 Natural and Organic 48 Olives 50 OTC: Allergy/Cold/Flu 52 Paper Products 54 Tea 56 Wine 8 28 17

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