private label


: a label associated with a specific chain store
also : a brand or product having a private label
usually hyphenated when used attributively
private-label clothes

Examples of private label in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suppliers that manufacture Walmart’s private label brands can also receive financing for investments in sustainability through HSBC and CDP banks. Courtney Vien, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2024 The final rule would cover all private label products, too, according to the CFPB, including retail or store-specific cards that are issued by the largest banks or credit unions with 1 million or more credit card accounts. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 5 Mar. 2024 Nearly one in three (31%) of subprime private label accounts make just the minimum payment. Matt Egan, CNN, 25 Oct. 2023 The hot new brand in retailing appears to be private label. Greg Petro, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The meat department features custom cuts of meats, including Publix’s private label, all-natural and organic GreenWise chicken. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 The list above represents the bulk of private label merchandise. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Carrefour expects to grow its private label, according to a strategic plan published in 2022. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 The company aims to have its private label represent 40 percent of food sales in 2026 — up from 33 percent in 2022. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of private label was in 1950

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“Private label.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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