PL Buyer's eReport August 12, 2008

Top Story  Local FascinationA report breaks down what "buying local" means to consumers.   A recent report published by The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash., says the term "buying local" has
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CVS Caremark To Acquire Longs Drug Stores

CVS Caremark Corp., Woonsocket, R.I,., and Longs Drug Stores Corp., Walnut Creek, Calif., announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Caremark will acquire Longs for
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Spartan Stores Names Eidson CEO

Spartan Stores Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., said its board of directors appointed Dennis Eidson its chief executive, effective October 15. Eidson is currently Spartan Stores’ president and chief operating officer.
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PL Buyer's eReport August 5, 2008

Top StoryLooking Good, Feeling (Environmentally) Good Retailers can benefit by taking a closer look at the entire packaging supply chain.   With so many products vying for consumers' attention, shelf
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PL Buyer's eReport July 29, 2008

Top StoryWill Brake for Food Gas prices put the brakes on discretionary spending.   A new survey from The Nielsen Co., New York, shows a significant number of consumers are
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Wisconsin Cheese a Hit in Private Label

Wisconsin cheese is benefiting from the steady growth in private label products, according to the Madison, Wis.-based Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB). “Private label has always been important to Wisconsin
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Schnucks Runs Private Label Promotions

Schnuck Markets Inc., St. Louis, recently held two private label promotions for associates and customers, according to the July 20 edition of the TopNews newsletter from Skokie, Ill.-based Topco Associates
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Associations To Offer COOL Workshops

The American Meat Institute, the United Fresh Produce Association and the Food Marketing Institute said they would offer workshops for retailers, produce and meat suppliers related to USDA’s new country
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Fill Prescriptions, Get Grocery Discount

Jewel-Osco, a Supervalu company based in Melrose Park, Ill., announced the launch of Prescription Plus, a pharmacy loyalty program that rewards frequent pharmacy customers with discounts on future grocery purchases.
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Wal-Mart Exec To Speak at PACK EXPO

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), Arlington, Va., said Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar, packaging director of Sam’s Club and co-manager of the Wal-Mart Sustainability Value Network, will deliver a special keynote address
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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.


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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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