Walmart Renews its PLM Agreement

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Walmart has renewed its product lifecycle management (PLM) agreement with provider  Trace One,

“Private Brand is a key driver of our growth, Trace One has provided a system and solution for our needs,” said Jack Pestello, Senior Vice President Walmart Private Brands.

“We are delighted and honored that Walmart has decided to extend its relationship with Trace One,” said Jerome Malavoy, CEO of Trace One. “It’s a testament to the scale of our platform and the benefits of our solution. We look forward to continued success with Walmart.”

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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.