Fermentation Adds Fizz-and-Buzz to ProductsKombucha, Korean-inspired kimchi and even beauty care products are rising to the top of the food industry headlines. It’s all about fermentation, which adds good gut bacteria inside and absorption efficacy outside. Dr. Kantha Shelke explains how fermentation appeals to health-minded consumers, and the way it can help store brands manufacturers.
A Toast to Private Label WineIncreased wine sales are nothing to sniff at. Discounters like Lidl and Aldi are making store brand wines not only acceptable, but preferable for price and quality. Judith Kolenburg in Amsterdam previews PLMA’s 2018 Salute to Excellence Wine Awards where more than 30 retailers received recognition for private label achievements.
Albertsons Add Jim Donald to C-SuiteJim Donald joins an expanding, increasingly diversified Albertsons, at a time when the retailer faces the integration of recently purchased Rite Aid drug stores and the possibility of an IPO.
Five Private Label Package Design Trends to WatchNo longer bland and predictable, store brands packaging has entered a new era of creative, functional and colorful design that improves shelf visibility and sales. Christopher Durham surveys the recent Vertex Awards and the trends he sees driving design today: category specific, simple and beautiful, packaging as art, real stories, and uniquely holiday.
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