Brand owners can thrive in the increasingly store-branded environment by heeding the following five suggestions:
• Develop strong partnerships and encourage collaboration with retailers.
• Stay relevant by supporting research and development and market efforts to understand the dynamics of your category, consumers, and the marketplace that are driving sales today.
• Introduce product innovations that are meaningful to the consumer.
• Create unique structural packaging to stand out from the competition.
• Redesign packaging often in response to changing market dynamics.