Nominate an Outstanding Private Brand Supplier for the 2011 Pacesetter Awards

Attention Retailers! Help trade magazine Progressive Grocer’s Store Brands select this year’s outstanding store brand suppliers.

The 2011 Supplier Pacesetter Awards program will honor one supplier in each of a fifteen achievement categories, ranging from order fulfillment to environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. The winning suppliers will be recognized in the October 2011 issue of Progressive Grocer’s Store Brands magazine.

The nomination process is quick and easy. You may nominate one supplier in one achievement category or multiple suppliers in multiple achievement categories. Simply visit and fill in the online ballot. Don’t delay: The deadline for nominations is Aug. 22!

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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.