Sam’s Club Reveals New Portfolio Strategy and Corresponding Private Brands

Bentonville, Arkansas based club store Sam’s Club announced what amounts to a dramatic shift in it’s Private Brand portfolio strategy. With the launch of three new Private Brands Sam’s will effectively realign its Private Brands moving many of its current Member’s Mark branded products into the new Artisan Fresh, baked goods brand; Simply Right, a personal care brand including diapers and pet care; and Daily Chef, a edible’s brand which includes groceries such as olive oil. The new Private Brands will rolled out to more than 600 stores by the end of October.



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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.