Entries by Koen de Jong

Surviving the Cost Crisis

On Friday 3 December we presented our second online webinar on the impact of food cost inflation. In total 185 professionals working in the Private Label industry participated in the event. The objective was to give an update of the situation in the market place and to offer practical advice on strategy and tactics to […]

Unique Private Label Seasonal Offers in the UK

There is always room to grow sales in Private Label! Even with one of the highest shares of Private Label in Europe at over 50%, the UK market continues to see a rapid rate of new innovation and product launches in the Private Label arena. Christmas is a key time to gain and retain shoppers, […]

Private Label opportunities in the Russian market

The Russian food market is rapidly changing. Modern retail is growing at the expense of open markets, mom-and-pop shops, street vendors and corner stores (traditional trade). Although the Russian retail market is consolidating it still remains relatively fragmented. In the process of concentration many independent retailers are expected to be absorbed by larger players or […]

Private Label suppliers should not miss out on in-market research

The Covid pandemic has severely restricted the ability to travel resulting in important consequences for Private Label suppliers. Although market data remains available from the main providers, the crucial in-field research of new products, new initiatives and pricing has almost dried up due to the lack of ability to travel. It is vital to keep […]

Paul Stainton joins IPLC

We are pleased to announce that Paul Stainton has joined the office of IPLC in the UK in the position of Partner UK. Paul has worked for over 33 years in the buying departments of the Co-Op and Aldi in the UK, leading buying teams responsible for multi-million-pound turnovers. As the very first buyer at […]

Merger and acquisition activity in Private Label manufacturing

Private Label and Contract Manufacturing Preview: Affordability and Diversification Drive M&A | Mergermarket | 9 December 2020 By Barbara Pianese This is an overview of Mergermarket proprietary intelligence in the private label and contract manufacturing space in the past four months, featuring existing opportunities in the market. It is a known fact that in times […]

Brexit will become a reality

The United Kingdom continues to respect all European rules and retains access to the internal market and to the Customs Union now that it is still in the transition period. Currently, the United Kingdom and the European Union are engaged in negotiations on their future relationship, in order to determine in particular the trade rules […]

Carin van Leeuwen joins IPLC

We are pleased to announce that Carin van Leeuwen has joined the office of IPLC in the Netherlands in the position of Partner Benelux. Carin has worked for many years in various commercial positions with the leading producers in the dairy industry, holding responsibility for the negotiation of large private label contracts with national retailers. […]

Surprisingly late response from UK retailers

The Big-four UK retailers have seen an erosion of their market share from 75.5% in 2007 to 66% in the latest Kantar data. This equals a value loss of over £13bn, with Aldi and Lidl gained over £12.3bn, mostly in Private Label. In March this year Tesco launched its ‘Aldi Price Match’ campaign. It stated […]

IPLC opens an office in the Nordics

IPLC has opened a new office to expand its consulting activities in the Nordic Countries. Jonas Kærgaard Petersen will be joining IPLC as a partner for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Jonas has a strong international background and completed a career of almost 15 years at the Nopa Nordic Group, a Danish private label manufacturer […]