May 5, 2014

Consumers have “no regrets” when it comes to dropping national food, beverage and household brand names from their shopping lists.

May 1, 2014

There is no substitute for a strong brand — whatever the sales channel. That’s the basic underlying premise of Interbrand’s annual “Best Retail Brands” report, which ranks the top 50 North American and international retailers by brand value. It’s a premise worth keeping in mind amid all the online versus offline talk. As Interbrand global CEO Jez Frampton puts it: “In the end, it is the brand, not the footprint, that will endure.”

December 27, 2012

By Chris Donnelly, managing director, Accenture Retail

Ahead of the holidays, 56% of U.S. consumers told us that they expected to ‘showroom’ as they bought gifts this year — underlining the threat of online pure play retailers to the success, and even existence, of traditional retailers. However, traditional retailers can compete and even win this battle.

December 17, 2012

By Kevin M. Young, Karl A. Bekeny, and Chelsea R. Mikula, Tucker Ellis LLP

June 19, 2012

Alliance Data Systems has agreed to acquire The Bon-Ton Stores’ private-label credit card portfolio worth $475 million.

June 14, 2011

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Tuesday it has signed a long-term extension agreement with J. Crew Group to continue providing the retailer with reward program and private-label credit-card services, accepted at J. Crew stores and through J. Crew’s web and catalog channels.

June 8, 2011

Discount grocer Aldi ranks as the nation’s low-price grocery leader, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Market Force Information.

May 25, 2011

Alliance Data Systems Corp., a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, announced it has signed a long-term extension agreement with Victoria’s Secret, a subsidiary of Limited Brands, Inc., to provide private-label credit card services.

February 22, 2011

Alliance Data Systems Corp., a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, said Tuesday it has signed a new, long-term agreement to provide private label credit-card services to women’s apparel retailer J.Jill.

January 11, 2011

It is hard to put a label on consumer purchase behavior these days, what with Americans pulling out of the recession.

September 14, 2010

A report released late Tuesday by Planet Retail found that private-label sales at the Top...

August 2, 2010

A poll released Tuesday by the Private Label Manufacturers Association found that many shoppers are...

June 2, 2010

TD Retail Card Services announced that it has been selected by Zale Corp. to administer...

January 25, 2010

Furniture retailer Rooms To Go said Tuesday it has expanded its private-label credit-card program with...

November 24, 2008

7-Eleven Inc. is expanding its private-label products as more consumers seek out store brands to...

November 17, 2008

A survey by The Nielsen Co., released Tuesday, found that one-third of consumers are willing...

August 31, 2008

Combining loyalty programs with private-label credit cards yields rewards for retailers as well as...

July 31, 2008

It was a sad day when Steve & Barry’s filed Chapter 11 last month....

June 30, 2007

The supermarket industry sells the most fundamental of commodities, but the dynamics within the once-sleepy...

December 31, 2006

Store Brands Continue to Rise in the United StatesBy Ron Margulis, managing director, RAM CommunicationsThe...

May 8, 2005

Cincinnati, Macy’s parent...