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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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Dollar Tree Talks Front End Changes

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After reporting another record first quarter, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser discussed the changes the retailer has implemented in its front end and impulse sections after Easter.


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Memorial Day Brings Out Private Label Promotions

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Retailers ramped up private label promotions last week, according to an exclusive report forPLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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Rabobank Report Says Mid-Market Products In Danger

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A new report from Rabobank says changing consumer preferences are leading to a polarization between premium and value tiers in food sales, a shift which will leave mid-tier items in danger of becoming extinct.


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Bi-Lo To Buy Sweetbay, Harveys, and Reid's

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Delhaize Group said Tuesday it would sell its Sweetbay (72 stores), Harveys (72 stores), and Reid's (11 stores) chain of stores to Bi-Lo Holdings LLC for $265 million in cash.


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Domtar Buys AHP for $272 Million

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Associated Hygienic Products, the largest manufacturer of private label infant diapers in the U.S., has been sold to Domtar Corporation, a Montreal-based maker of personal care and paper products.


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PLMA's 'World of Private Label' Opens

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The world’s biggest private label trade show opened in Amsterdam today at the RAI Exhibition Centre.


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Reset Brings New Private Label Items To PetSmart

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After posting higher sales in the first quarter of 2013, PetSmart officials discussed the company’s largest reset in its history, a move that will include almost 1,000 new items, many of them PetSmart exclusive brands.


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Family Dollar Private Label Consumables Sales Climb

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Family Dollar Chief Financial Officer Mary Winston this week told an audience at the Barclay’s Americas Select Franchise Conference that private label and global sourcing were being used to drive gross margin at the dollar store chain.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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