SN's Center Store survey shows that as price inflation threatens to squeeze already-thin margins, retailers are leading with their private brands
Food retailers, like the financially compromised shoppers they serve, hope to minimize the blow of rising costs with their corporate brands, said supermarket respondents to SN's eighth annual survey of Center Store performance. Amidst increased competition and as commodity inflation threatens to erode profits, an assortment of supermarkets are banking on the restorative effects of private brands, with strategies running the gamut from measured to risky. Half of grocers, for instance, ...
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