Retail Business Services Team of Ahold Delhaize USA Accepts Vertex Awards

Pictured with Vertex Co-founder and My Private Brand President Christopher Durham (second from left) are Jordan Stine, Private Brands Label Design Manager; Patrick Fraser, Director, Private Brands Label Design and Regulatory; Paul Skozilas, Private Brands Label Design Manager; and Juan De Paoli, SVP, Private Brands.

This past week, I had the opportunity to visit the Private Brand team from Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA (Food Lion, Hannaford, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Peapod and Stop & Shop), in its Salisbury, N.C., office to present the team’s Vertex Awards. The team was formed after the merger of Ahold & Delhaize and provides a full suite of private brands services from new product development to innovation, product packaging, and design.

Don’t miss Juan De Paoli, SVP, Private Brands when he presents at this year’s Velocity Conference in Charlotte, NC.

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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.