“I think there is a bright future for private label…” PLMALive!

Jonathan FeeneyCheck out the summer edition of the web magazine PLMA Live! From the Private Label Manufacturers Association. In this episode host Tim Simmons talks with analyst Jonathan Feeney, Managing Director, Janney Capital Markets about mergers and acquisitions, consolidation for manufacturers and differentiation for manufacturers.

Johnathan closes with this hopeful statement: “I think there is a bright future for private label…”

Watch the interview.


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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.