Big Boxes Put The Squeeze On Branded Goods

from Crain’s Chicago Business: According to consumer research firm Leo J. Shapiro & Associates LLC, which conducts an annual brand preference survey for trade magazine DSN Retailing Today 81% of consumers had a brand preference for groceries and canned foods in 1996. This year, only 63% of consumers said so.
With the massive growth of discount retailers, or big box stores, consumers are increasingly purchasing on price. And because retailers control shelf space, companies like Kraft or Sara Lee can’t put much pressure on private labels.
Yet brand powerhouses seem to be taking the news in stride. “In the past year, we’ve found that if you have your brand value equation right

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Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Brand builder at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Believer in Gossage, Bernbach and Clow. Doer of the things written about herein.