Not long before the recession’s start, A&P launched a strategy of significantly enhancing the quality of the food in its stores, particularly in departments where it believed it could establish a competitive advantage, and, despite the recession, it isn’t backing off its better edibles stance. This two part article from Bnet interviews Christian Haub, A&P’s executive chairman, with
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The one strategy that has been very successful is the sale of private label, our own brands that we have an opportunity to highlight even more so because consumers are looking for that cheaper alternative. We have seen tremendous growth over the past six to 12 months with our own brands.
I will be the chairperson for the The Private Label Impact Conference in Chicago, October 27-28 which will include a presentation by Doug Palmer, Vice President of Own Brands, A&P titled “The Changing Face of Retail.”