The terms Private Label (PL), or Marca del Distributore (MDD, own-label brand) refer to products manufactured by a third party producer and sold under the brand of a mass retailer.
In Europe, among the largest mass retailers, between 20% and 50% of products sold is Private Label, with a constant growing trend. Private Label doesn’t simply mean using the Mass retailer’s explicit logo at the time of sale of the products, it’s an actual concept guiding customers and consumers to attribute to the point of sale the value of the offer when there isn’t an explicit brand on the products.
A sound knowledge of the targets, criteria and methods that each Mass retailer adopts for the development strategies of its own brand, and in particular of the Private Label products, is a crucial competitive factor for manufacturing companies, both for those that decided to work as “copacker” of Private Labels and for those that have taken the decision of investing only in their own branded products.
In the same way, Mass retailers are going through a demanding time in terms of change and they must rethink the role their brand plays and the way in which it conveys identity and reputation, through the combination of brand, point of sale, service (staff), offer, communication and products. All of this has got to do with the choices of innovation and new competition of the Private Label products.
The ability to sail and compete in this context, producing results and profitability, is an essential factor both for managers of the mass retail trade that need to make their customers loyal and create margins, and for the manufacturing companies that, with their own brands or as “copackers”, wish to direct their strategy towards the manufacturing of Private Label products.
In partnership with &
Director MBA Food and Wine
IPLC and Experties on Field
" "The technological innovation and new business models in the Mass retail trade are generating opportunities and threats for manufacturing and distribution/retail companies. Those operating in this industry or those who intend to and pay attention to innovation cannot miss this chance. The Private Label is, and will be for future years, a fundamental lever of competition and of the value generation. Sharing experiences, models and meeting with experts allow participants to acquire and bring back to their companies the know-how to develop new growth opportunities". "
The route has a duration of 2 months.
The forms are:
Company managers from Retail companies and the Private Label supply chain are expected to participate as witnesses.
Classroom lectures, company testimonials from Managers, classroom short panels and/or work groups, store visits, role play will alternate during the training course.
Networking takes place between students in the same class, between participants and lecturers, and with students from other courses or previous editions of the same program.
Over the years, our partners have been constantly involved in the various activities that make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network participate in project work and master classes; they actively contribute to introducing guest speakers and organizing company visits. Our partners are our first supporters: they sponsor various scholarships, host internships for students and provide professional opportunities for graduates. The partner companies of Bologna Business School are:
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The registration fee for the program is 3,000 euros (plus VAT) to be paid by the start date of the course.
The fee includes attendance at the program, all study material available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include: Alma personal wi-fi account, use of Computer Lab PCs, use of study areas and access to the internal gym.
A large free car park is available in the school park.
Discounts are available:
– for early registrations;
– for Business Network companies;
– for Alma and Profingest Alumni;
– for groups of at least 3 people.
Alumni and companies can check the availability of vouchers at the Interprofessional Fund of reference:
The course is reserved for a maximum of 20 participants.
To register, simply download the registration form and send it by email or fax.
At the end of the course, a participation certificate is issued (upon reaching 80% of classroom hours).
The documents used in the classroom and any further reading or exercises will be uploaded to our platform, whose credentials will be delivered in the classroom.
Should a group of colleagues wish to participate in the program, it is possible to contact the Program Manager to evaluate an ad hoc participation price.
Our short courses do not require a specific course of study. It is important to have a few years of work experience behind you that can help you, inside the classroom, by bringing real cases dealt with and solutions adopted during your work.
Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.
Francesco De Rose
Partner IPLC Italia | The Retailer Brand Specialist
Expertise on Field
Head of Food and Wine Management Studies
Bologna Business School
Full Professor of Economics and Business Management
University of Bologna
CEO Managing Partner
Expertise on Field
Management Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Marketing
University of Bologna
Associate Dean - Associate Professor of Marketing
University of Bologna