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Brandless but far from being unbranded

Introducing a brand called Brandless™ (yes, trademark is noted). A start-up riding the unbranded trend and set to shake-up everyday retail in the USA and they’ve raised $50 million to get going. Way back when, our ancestors bought basics supplies from their local store. They…

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Coles muddies the milk with undifferentiated brand

Farmers Fund milk brand clouds the issues As predicted Coles have started muddying the waters around fair Milk prices by introducing an undifferentiated milk brand called Farmers Fund to the market. The brand which ‘gives back’ 40c of each 2 litre carton to a Fund…

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Here come the milk brands

Things may have died down since the consumer backlash against big milk in Australia following Whaleed Aly’s piece on the project in May but I think we’re starting to see some of the effects in our Milk isle still today. While there was a immediate…

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Food brands let you see what you get, sometimes.

 See what you get food packaging, once it’s not the amount sugar. The Australian Government has just launched a new food labelling initiative that highlights the food’s country of origin with a campaign declaring ‘See what you’re getting’. The new labelling must be rolled…

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Brand Extension and the Cannibal Effect

Existing brand buyers account for 63% of sales of new product line extensions. Research carried out by Catalina Marketing in the US brings into sharp focus where the buyers of new product line extensions come from, and the answer is; ‘they’re mostly the people who…

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Brand Lies: Nutella held accountable for misleading advertising

Consumers have always made brands accountable for their promises. Now, more than ever, they are also being made to pay for misleading claims. Nutella is latest brand being forced to compensate those it deceived into believing their product was healthy.

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Aesop brand extension with personality

Aesop has teamed up with the french APC fashion brand to create an awesomely daring brand extension. Post Poo Drops! What appeared to many to be an April fools joke is an actual product, available from both APC and Aesop stores. As a continuation of…

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Going nude; a clever brand gesture

For generations, parents have been trying to get their kids to eat healthier food. Is it possible that one brand has finally found a way to make it happen, at least at school?

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