Private Brand: Beyond the Copycat

The trade magazine Packaging World has been running a regular Private Label Smackdown column on Private Brand for the last few months, the includes a guest critic expressing thoughts and opinions on the world or Private Brand.

This past months post Private Label Smackdown: Private brands that evolve beyond the copycat strategy featured Rob Wallace of New York City-based brand consultancy Wallace Church and frequent contributor here, comparing strategies of private vs. national brand in several product categories with a special emphasis on Target.

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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, and consultant who has worked with Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro, Lowe’s, Food Lion, Hannaford and more building private brands. 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 latest book Vanguard: Vintage Originals a look at innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Laraine and two daughters Olivia and Sarah.