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private label Syllabification: pri·vate la·bel

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of private label in English:


Designating a product manufactured or packaged for sale under the name of the retailer rather than that of the manufacturer: private label cheeses
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  • About 13 percent of its business is private label.
  • Whether private label or branded, private label yogurt is like a sailboat in a calm sea.
  • I instructed our staff to buy a database that would give us more information about the loan quality of private label mortgage-backed securities.


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A retailer’s name, as used on a product sold by the retailer but manufactured by another company: the yogurt is sold under their private label
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  • Younger people are much more predisposed towards private labels then older people.
  • In the cream liqueur segment we produce a lot of private labels for supermarket chains right around the world.
  • Prices on the private labels are lower, from $0.60 to $0.80.
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