U.S. STORE BRANDS MAY OUTSELL NATIONALS

MIAMI -- Store brands in the United States could overtake manufacturer brands in market share, if trends abroad are any indication, the head of a leading private-label maker said.Far from being cheap and low-value, retailers' own labels are starting to outpace manufacturers' in some categories in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, said Mike Handley, chief executive of McBride, a $1 billion

MIAMI -- Store brands in the United States could overtake manufacturer brands in market share, if trends abroad are any indication, the head of a leading private-label maker said.

Far from being cheap and low-value, retailers' own labels are starting to outpace manufacturers' in some categories in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, said Mike Handley, chief executive of McBride, a $1 billion (U.S.) maker of European personal care and household products, speaking recently at Inf

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