Peak Employment in 2018

With the unemployment rate hitting new historical lows seemingly every month, the labor market continues to tighten for employers.  Compounding their challenges are the demographic changes in America,  particularly the continued retirement of baby boomers and the following generations, Gen X and Millennials,  lacking the numbers to replace them in the work force. While certain

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Private Brands are back!

Combat between manufacturer and private brands in the same product categories is as much a feature of modern marketing as combat among manufacturer brands. Now the battle between manufacturer and private brands has taken a new turn. Strong brand names and private labels, originally confined mainly to packaged-goods businesses, have become immensely important in the

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