Just the Basics Debuts In CVS Flyer

This week Woonsocket, Rhode Island based drug chain CVS introduces its recently launched value-tier Private Brand, Just the Basics in its weekly flier. The brand appears on the front page with a 24 pack of 16.9 oz bottles of Just the Basics water for $1.98 or startlingly less than 9¢ per bottle. The new brand also receives a half page of HBC, paper and laundry products on page nine nice placement for a value brand.

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.