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Whole Foods Invests In Value

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As Whole Foods Market reported same-store sales rising 6.3 percent in the fiscal second quarter from a year earlier, the company discussed investments it made in the period.


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Target Doubles Private Label Promotions

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Pressing forward with its private label plans, Target doubled the amount of private label promotions it had last week from a year earlier, according to an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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Chek Soda Back For Summer

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Bi-Lo supermarkets are bringing in a new private label soda to shelves this spring, but a familiar name in the Southeast.


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HEB Makes Big Private Label Promotion Move

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HEB pushed forward last week with a major increase in private label promotions, according to Chicago-based market research firm Market Track in an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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Safeway President To Be CEO

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Safeway has announced that Robert L. Edwards, Safeway's president, will replace Steven A. Burd as CEO.


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Study For PLMA Shows Shopping Habits Haven’t 'Changed Dramatically'

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A new study commissioned by the Private Label Manufacturers Association and conducted by GfK Custom Research North America shows the shopping habits of women don’t appear to have “changed dramatically” in a half-century.


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Fresh Foods In Spotlight For Supervalu Banners

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Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan talked with analysts this week about the success the company’s flagship private label line has shown, then took time to discuss a major opportunity for the company’s remaining retail banners – fresh foods.


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Big Gains In Private Label At Tractor Supply

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Tractor Supply this week reported a stronger first quarter, driven by private label sales growth.


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Supervalu CEO: Save-A-Lot Getting Back To Private Label Roots

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On a conference call with analysts this week Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan said that Save-A-Lot had gotten away from its roots in the past couple of years, and that his plan was to return the company to its private label roots.


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Retailers Ramp Up Promotions

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A majority of the retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track showed increases in private label promotions from a year ago, the company said in a report done exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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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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