- Brandweek , Monday, September 29, 2008 10:45 AM
Elaine Wong reports that competition among retailers like Walmart, Walgreens and CVS is driving creation of "captive brands" that are manufactured by a third party but are sold exclusively at their
respective outlets. "If there's something we have that other retailers don't have, it's an opportunity for us to build loyalty," says Walgreens's Tiffani Bruce.
BioInfusion, for example, has grown to become one of the top brands in the hair care category. It sits on the shelf alongside Procter & Gamble's Pantene, which contends with the Cristophe line at CVS
and Equate at Walmart.
P&G has taken notice. "We treat them just like we do any other competition," says P&G rep Dave McCracken.
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