Private-label brands may be eating into the global food market

April 6, 2018 – Today’s Nielsen report indicates that store-branded products continue to gain share across all major geographies and pose a significant challenge for brands and manufacturers around the globe.


The report claims, “The growth in retailer-developed private-label products is being fueled by the wider choice that the digital economy offers consumers and the globalization of shopping trends. The growth is also noteworthy in markets where disruption is present in the trade structure. For example, we see changes in the developed markets of Western Europe, where discounters are aggressively gaining market share. But disruption in the trade structure is only the tip of the iceberg.”

Nielsen reports that, “Consumers today have access to endless information. As a result, their expectations are changing, and consumers are shopping differently. For example, many now see private-label brands as being equivalent to or substitutable for multinational brands. When consumers consider quality, many view private-label products as good as multinational brands and getting better.

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