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Kroger Boosts Private Label Promotions

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Kroger took advantage of its ad circular space last week by increasing its private label promotions, according to research done exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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Costco CFO Dreams Of More Private Label

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Costco reported fiscal second quarter earnings this week that rose 22 percent, excluding special items, and Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti talked a little about private label on the company’s conference call with analysts.


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New RadioShack CEO Touts Private Label

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On the first conference call with analysts after being named CEO, Joseph Magnacca took the opportunity to call out the company’s private label program and his desire to reinvigorate development in it.


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Private Brands Role in the New Eating Culture

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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According to a Daymon Worldwide article, “Private Brands Role in the New Eating Culture,” food innovation is not limited to just name brands, because eaters' desire for discovery overshadows their allegiance to their favorite brands with a willingness to explore the gamut of newness.


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Tesco Launches Price Comparison Coupon

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Tesco on Monday launched the first automatic price comparison coupon in the United Kingdom, one cover its branded and private label products.


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Kroger To Discuss Nonfood Corporate Brands In 2013

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Kroger reported this week that sales in 2012 rose 4 percent, excluding fuel, from a year earlier, adjusting for an extra week in the 2012 calendar. The company also said that it would begin talking about corporate brand share in non-grocery items this year.


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Waitrose To Expand Essential Waitrose Range

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UK grocer Waitrose has announced it will add a record number of products to its £1bn essential Waitrose range in 2013.
 


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New Supervalu Gets New Private Brands Executive

Mayberry remains as VP of private brands
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Supervalu announced this week that it will make executive changes leading up to the sale of five of its banners to Cerberus Capital Management, including a new leader of its private brand division.


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New Sandwiches Highlight 7-Eleven Menu

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The largest convenience store chain in the world announced a pair of new private label additions to its menu with two premium sandwiches, the Steakhouse Roast Beef and Bistro Deluxe.


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Target Canada To Launch 3 Stores Tuesday

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Target announced that it would open its first three pilot stores in Canada at 8 a.m. Tuesday in three Ontario towns.


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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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