National advertising, brands, and channel control: An historical perspective with contemporary options
It is the basic thesis of this paper that the continuing battle between manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers for market control will significantly change both the quantity and quality of national advertising. Furthermore, these changes are due, in large part, to one particular aspect of this battle—the ascendancy of the store-controlled brand. The contemporary manufacturer is facing a situation which is similar to that of an earlier time in American marketing. The national advertiser's contemporary options for capturing market control can be seen more clearly through this historical perspective and through the authors' conceptual model of channel behavior.
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