This paper examines the factors that have driven UK suppliers of private-label products
a culture of innovation and value creation and identifies the key distinguishing
of some of the most successful private-label suppliers.
Greater vertical coordination is at the heart of the transformation that the UK food
undergoing, so the focus of this paper is the development of supply chain partnerships
The paper draws on recent results from our ongoing research into supply chain management.
Structured interviews were conducted during the summer and autumn of 1999 with managing
from a number of companies who specialize in the production of private-label products.
firms involved are primarily from the meat and fresh produce sectors—key destination
of strategic importance in which retailers and their suppliers are working hard to