Completely “White Label” Service
White label production is often used for mass-produced generic products including electronics, consumer products and software packages such as DVD players, televisions, cream and web applications. Some companies maintain a sub-brand for their goods, for example the same model of DVD player may be sold by Dixons as a Saisho and by Currys as a Matsui, which are brands exclusively used by those companies.
Some websites use white labels to enable a successful brand to offer a service without having to invest in creating the technology and infrastructure itself. For instance, the DVD Rental services of Tesco are run by LoveFilm. Many IT and modern marketing companies outsource or use white label companies and services to provide specialist services without the need to bring in new staff.
Most supermarket private brand or store brand products are provided by companies that sell to multiple supermarkets, changing only the labels. In addition some manufacturers create low-cost generic brand labels with only the name of the product (“Cola”). Richelieu Foods, for example, is a private label food manufacturing company producing frozen pizza, salad dressing, sauces, marinades, condiments and deli salads for other companies, including Hy-Vee, Aldi, Save-A-Lot, Sam’s Club,Hannaford Brothers Co., BJ’s Wholesale Club (Earth’s Pride brand) and Shaw’s Supermarkets (Culinary Circle brand).
Smaller banks sometimes outsource their credit-card operations to larger banks. The larger bank issues and processes the credit cards as white label cards, typically for a fee, allowing the smaller bank to brand the cards as their own without having to invest in the necessary infrastructure. A current example of this is Cuscal Limited providing white-labelled card and transactional products to Credit Unions in Australia.