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Reset Brings New Private Label Items To PetSmart

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

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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Food Lion Makes Promotional Splash

On the heels of revamping 178 stores in its chain, Food Lion doubled its private label promotions last week from a year earlier, according to a report exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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New CEO Promises Return Of Private Labels To JC Penney

In his first conference call with analysts since re-taking the CEO position at JCPenney, Mike Ullman said the struggling retailer would restore private labels as part of its rebound strategy.


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Kohl’s Continues Private Label Growth

Even as business slowed in the first quarter of 2013, private and exclusive brands at Kohl’s continued to sell well, the company announced.


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Target Canada Adds Beaver Canoe Collection

Target Canada has entered into an exclusive partnership with Beaver Canoe, a member of the Roots Canada family, which marks Roots second exclusive collection with Target in Canada.


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Bellisio To Buy Overhill Farms

Bellisio Foods, the third-largest producer of frozen entrees in the U.S., announced Wednesday that it would buy Overhill Farms for about $80.9 million in cash.


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Retailers Relax Private Label Promotions

A majority of large retailers trimmed their private label promotions last week from the same time a year ago, according to a report exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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Belgian Retailer Launches New Private Label Line

ESM Magazine reported that Belgian retailer Colruyt will replace more than 50 existing private label lines with one new line called Boni Selection.


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Report Shows 40 Percent Savings For Private Label Beauty Products

ShopSmart magazine, a production of Consumer Reports, reports in its June issue that shoppers can save 40 percent on beauty products with private label items rather than national brands.


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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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The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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