Private Label: Turning the Retail Brand Threat into Your Biggest Opportunity by Keith Lincoln
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. Sales of private labels (those owned, sold and distributed by retailers) grew globally 150% more than other brands in the year 2005, 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 offers brand managers ways to view private label, not as a threat, but as an opportunity to revitalize their brands. Moreover, Private Label also suggests ways retailers can maximize the potential of their own private labels. 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 timely attempt to shed light on the world of private label and its impact on global markets.