- Asia / Pacific
Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Food & Beverage
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation
The development of private label brands（PLB） in China's retail industry is still in the exploratory stage. In the market survey of 48 Chinese retail companies in April 2019, most of them have plans to develop their private brands for seafood and willing to introduce international sustainable standards or successful experience in its development.
The report aims to share international and local cases and experiences in developing sustainable PLB products, to help Chinese retail companies establish a sustainable seafood procurement system, advocate sustainable seafood consumption, and call on consumers to participate in the protection of marine ecology and biodiversity.
The report provides insights of global development of PLB and the fishery standard has been employed in the category design, marketing and consumer engagement and strategic management in the relation to global SDGs. 4 cases have been analyzed, including Aeon in Japan, Whole Foods in USA, Real in Germany and Sainsbury’s in UK. Beyond those case studies, the report summarized the progress of PLB program in China retail sectors and several seafood products with MSC ecolabel under PLB category introduced by several key market leaders, e.g. Sam’s Club, Aeon, as well as local brands, Rainbow and Hema Fresh. At the end of the report four major suggestion was concluded to PLB development with the concept of sustainability.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
The report has been launched at the CCFA Private Label Annual Meeting in December 2020, influenced 710 participants from retailers that participated in the online sessions.