Health and Wellness Equals Big Business

The National Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, Pa., said retail sales within the consumer packaged goods health and wellness industry reached $102 billion in 2007, representing 15 percent growth over 2006.
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Topco Appoints Two New Executives

Topco Associates LLC, Skokie, Ill., announced the appointment of two new executives. The company named Audrey Jakel vice president of human resources, and promoted Steve Schmitchel from director of sourcing
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Safeway Names Dietz Chief Marketing Officer

Safeway Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., announced the appointment of Diane M. Dietz as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Dietz, who comes to Safeway following a 19-year career with Proctor
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Raining Rose Provides Flood Update

Raining Rose Inc., a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based supplier of private label lip balm and sunscreen products, said it has made “significant progress” in returning to normal operations following extreme flooding
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PLMA Details Program for Annual Washington Conference

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), New York, said its 2008 Washington Conference will offer “briefings, panels and share groups devoted to soaring costs, third-party audits and proposed new laws.”
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PL Buyer's eReport June 24, 2008

Top StoryBigger Isn’t Necessarily BetterRetailers are turning to smaller store formats to draw in customers.   Barrington, Ill.-based Willard Bishop and the Food Institute, Elmwood Park, N.J., said they would
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Mason Vitamins Celebrates Facility Grand Opening

Mason Vitamins Inc., Miami Lakes, Fla., announced the grand opening of a new 147,000-square-foot facility. The June 18 opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony that was followed by a facility
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Kroger Reports Private Label Sales Increase

The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, said sales of its private label brands increased in the first quarter as consumers tried to cope with rising gasoline and food prices. “We did
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FreshDirect CEO Resigns, Accepts SuperValu Post

According to a June 20 article on Crain’s New York, Steve Michaelson resigned as CEO of Long Island City, N.Y.-based FreshDirect to become chief marketing officer of Minneapolis-based SuperValu
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Whole Foods Highlights Private Label

Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, said it would highlight its private label products during an in-store promotion aimed to help shoppers find deals and “stretch their food budget without sacrificing
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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.


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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