The Fourth RevolutionThe latest developments in mankind’s industrial evolution combine digital, physical and biological technologies in a manner never seen before. Veronica Carvalho examines how new tech will influence consumer shopping habits and its impact on the retail environment.
Brands' C-Suite ExodusAn unprecedented number of consumer packaged goods CEO's are stepping down in the face of changing consumer attitudes towards brands and the rising preference for private label. David Merrefield names and analyzes the motivations behind these high-profile departures.
Real Ingredients Mean Real SalesAs more consumers adopt healthy lifestyles, ingredients like sodium benzoate are being replaced by natural additives like raisin juice and vinegar. Dr. Kantha Shelke explains that it’s not just food. Dietary supplements, pet food and even skincare products are all getting a natural ingredients makeover.
Top Retailers Bring Adventure to New Categories in Store BrandsThe great outdoors is a land of store brands, led by chains like Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. After their $5 billion merger last year, Christopher Durham explores how these retailers use their own brands of gear, clothing, and even boats to make this segment a powerful contributor to the world of private label.
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