I’ve been lucky to work with some true leaders in the private brands space during my time at FMI. Since FMI starting the Private Brand Leadership Council
, I’ve been honored to have Ricardo Alvarez, who has been a president and CEO for several private brands companies during his career, serving on the Council and in the role of co-chair for three years. As Alvarez steps down from his leadership role, I’m excited to work with Neil Ritchey, vice president for sales and marketing with Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., as our new co-chair. I took some time to chat with both gentlemen to get their views on issues facing the grocery private brands community.