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Kroger Leads Way In Promotions

Kroger was among six major retailers watched by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track that posted more private label promotions this year than a year ago.


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CVS Launches Gold Emblem Select

CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of Gold Emblem Select, an assortment of items that celebrate the exceptional in every day food, beverage and snack products.


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Stability The Hallmark of Category Colonels

When the beginning of the year rolls around, and voting opens for the next installment of PLBuyer’s Category Colonels awards, there are a few things you know you can count on.


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Target Rolling Out Organic Brand

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Safeway Talks Recovery In Private Brands

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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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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