Private Label examines the recent international growth of private label or retail brands - and the threats posed to manufacturers by this growth. The book provides strategies to combat these dangers and suggests how brand managers could use this situation as an opportunity to revitalize their brands. Private Label also demonstrates ways in which retailers can maximize the potential of their own private labels.
Private Label is a powerful and compelling book of international scope on both the dangers and the opportunities posed by the rapid growth in recent years of private label or retail brands (those owned, sold and distributed by retailers). Private label growth is outpacing that of manufacturer brands, and the private label industry is now worth an estimated one trillion US dollars.
Debunking the myths and looking at all possible scenarios, Private Label encourages brand owners to see the "own brand" problem as a genuine business opportunity that will inspire them to innovate. Moreover, Private Label also suggests ways that retailers can maximize the potential of their own private labels, without damaging their own business.
Using research data from a range of global sources, as well as utilizing a comprehensive survey the authors carried out with Saatchi & Saatchi X, Private Label is a gripping and persuasive study of the world of "own brands" and their impact on global markets.
Keith Lincoln is one of the world's leading authorities on brands and global trends. He is an author, keynote speaker and business advisor to leading international companies, and a visiting lecturer at INSEAD Business School and London Business School. Keith Lincoln is also author of How to Succeed at Retail and co-author of Retailization with Lars Thomassen and Anthony Aconis (both published by Kogan Page).
Lars Thomassen has worked in advertising for over 30 years, most recently at BBDO, where he was involved in the development of many major global brands. He is now CEO of Walls, a leading international property developer. He has also co-authored (with Keith Lincoln and Anthony Aconis) the bestselling Retailization (Kogan Page)