On the Call: Sherwin-Williams CEO's brand strategy

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2010 3:36 PM
On the Call: Sherwin-Williams CEO's brand strategy

Sherwin-Williams Co. executives discussed third-quarter results Tuesday with analysts in a conference call.

Here Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor discusses strategy for its brands including Dutch Boy, Krylon and Minwax in view of the loss of Dutch Boy business at Wal-Mart:

QUESTION: Is there much behind that or were you going to have to address at some point your stable of brands and see how viable some of these are longer term, you know, particularly Dutch Boy but also beyond Dutch Boy?

ANSWER: We should be thinking about that all the time and working to strengthen the brands and the company ... We're committed to the stable of brands we have. There's no movement afoot, because of this one decision by Wal-Mart, to change any kind of channel strategy or support for the brands we have inside the company.