Duane Reade Reinvents DR Delish as Good & Delish

This past week Walgreens owned New York drug store Duane Reade invited its Facebook fans to “Take a peak at our new line of Good & Delish products” the announcement signaled the conversion of the Premium Private Brand DR Delish to a more Walgreen compatible name. Good & Delish is certainly an acceptable transition despite its rather inelegance, it sounds more like a 50’s drive-in than a premium food brand. It remains to be seen how this will impact the remainder of the Walgreen’s Private Brand portfolio, including their current food brand Deerfield Farms.

Take a look at some of the very subtly redesigned products, in case you miss it the GOOD & is in the red dot where the DR used to live.



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Christopher Durham
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.