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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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RadioShack To Streamline Private Brands

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RadioShack CEO Joe Magnacca told analysts this week that the company would enhance its focus on the Radio Shack brand, in part by streamlining its other private brands.


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Mercadona At Forefront In Europe

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Private label adoption in Europe has outpaced the United States for decades. And some of the biggest players in its business are familiar names across the pond, such as Tesco, Carrefour, and Marks and Spencer.


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Technomic Tells Big Retailers To Keep It Simple In Delis

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Turning a retailer’s deli department into a destination has become an art form for some stores. In fact, the May cover story of PLBuyer will discuss the influence of private label in fresh prepared foods for retailers today.


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Customers To Stick To Store Brands Says Deloitte Study

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Nearly nine in 10 (88 percent) survey respondents to Deloitte's 2013 American Pantry Study report they have found several private label that they feel are just as good as national brands.
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Kroger To Source All Palm Oil From Sustainable Sources

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Kroger announced Monday that it would move to sustainable palm oil in all its products by the end of 2015.


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Rite Aid Shows Sales Growth, Private Label Boost In 2013

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After posting its first full-year profit in nearly six years, according to published reports, Rite Aid announced that it also grew its private label share of goods in fiscal 2013.


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Consumables Still Driving Family Dollar Sales

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As Family Dollar reported slowing same-store sales in its fiscal second quarter, its share of consumable sales continued to climb, driven strongly by its private label products.


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Value Channel Is In The Mainstream

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Planet Retail U.S. Research Director Sandy Skrovan told a webinar audience Wednesday that value retailers should no longer be considered part of an alternative channel, but as mainstream players.


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