A Closer Look at “My Essentials” from Delhaize’s American Banners

Here is a closer look “My Essentials” at the recently announced new value brand from the Delhaize owned family of grocers: Hannaford, Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s. The photo’s come from several visits to local Food Lion and Bloom stores. The new brand can clearly trace its design lineage and naming to the value-based white private labels that are now dominated by Walmart’s Great Value.

It will be interesting to see what happens to the Delhaize portfolio of Private Brands as the go through their current portfolio reinvention.

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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.