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Target Rolling Out Organic Brand

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Target is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business, the AP reports. The retailer says the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips.


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PLBuyer Index Shows Sales Down From Last Year

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Private label sales dipped in the four weeks ending May 19 from a year earlier, according to the new PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.


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Dollar General To Alter Private Label SKU Count

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Dollar General reported record sales for the first quarter of 2013, with same-store sales growing 2.6 percent and total sales up 8.5 percent to $4.2 billion. But CEO Rick Dreiling said a conscious shift by the dollar store chain to add national brand items in the end of 2012 and early in 2013 had an impact on margins. And it’s a trend that Dollar General will look to reverse the rest of the year.


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Retailers Take Breather On Private Label Promotions

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A week after ramping up private label promotions for Memorial Day, a majority of retailers watched by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track trimmed their promotions, according to an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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Whole Opens Midtown Store Featuring Detroit’s Own Brands

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Whole Foods Market opened an urban store in Detroit today, the first to open in city limits. Heavily centered around the community, the store features local design elements and a mix of local products and private labels.


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Target To introduce Beauty Concierges

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Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in Minneapolis area stores on July 19.


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Safeway Talks Recovery In Private Brands

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Speaking before the 2013 Citi Global Consumer Conference this week, Safeway Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations Melissa Plaisance talked candidly about the progress the retailer had made in its private brands in recent years.


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Fred’s Adding More Private Label SKUs

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After a sluggish first quarter of fiscal 2013, Fred’s discount retailer announced that it was committed to its private label, with new items headed to stores in the second quarter.


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Costco CFO Says Private Label Share Increasing

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In announcing earnings for the company’s fiscal third quarter, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti was asked about the potential future growth of the company’s Kirkland Signature private label line.


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Big Lots Says Food Test Is Positive

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Announcing quarterly earnings this week, discount retailer Big Lots said that its first tests with coolers and freezers in stores has “been encouraging.”


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