Free Private Brand Groceries From Weis

Weis Markets, based in Sunbury, Pa., will hold a Grand Opening for its new superstore in Forks Township on June 26. The Grand Opening will feature the latest store design with expansive fresh departments, an in-store cafe selling beer, increased variety, a full-service pharmacy and a gas station.

Most relevant to this site is the Private Brand Grand Opening promotion that will distribute 4,000 reusable bags containing free Private Brand products and coupons valued at $67, at a total value of nearly $220,000, to households in adjacent neighborhoods.

I love this kind of promotion it not only samples Private Brands but it engages the community. This is the kind of local relevant marketing that retailers should aggressively pursue and that CPG’s should be afraid of.



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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.