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Safeway May Sell; Private Brand Sales Reach All-Time High

Safeway Inc. is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company; private brand sales reached an all-time high.
 


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Target Goes International with Peter Pilotto Launch

Target will launch its new exclusive fashion collaboration with Peter Pilotto February 9, offered internationally through Net-A-Porter.com.


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H-E-B to Launch Supplier Contest During Super Bowl; Adds Whatafries

H-E-B will run a Super Bowl commercial between the third and fourth quarter to launch its H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best Contest, a search for unique grocery items from local suppliers.
 


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The Future of Store Brand Paper Technology

Consumer acceptance has driven sales in the private label paper category up, while consumer expectations have set many retailers on a search to find high quality store brand products to add to shelves.


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Euromonitor International Offers Report on Private Label Brands Globally

Euromonitor International released a new report today on the face and future of private label brands for retailers globally and regionally.


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Brands vs Private Label Workshop Approaching

This March, the new Tissue Retailers and Distributors Insight Forum (TRIF) is being held for the first time ever at Tissue World 2014 and will include a half-day workshop on private label vs. branded tissue. 


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Family Dollar Stores Promote Reiser to CMO; President and COO Bloom Leaves

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. today announced that it has promoted Jason Reiser to the position of executive vice president - chief merchandising officer.


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ForeSee's Holiday Retail Report Now Available

Based on data gathered during 2013's holiday shopping season, ForeSee, the global leader in technology-driven customer experience analytics, today released the ForeSee Experience Index (FXI): 2013 U.S. Retail Edition.


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ALDI Launches SimplyNature Store Brand

ALDI has officially launched its new brand SimplyNature, featuring store brand items made with only all-natural or organic ingredients. 


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Thinking Inside the Box

Private Label vs. Store Brand?

I have taught two of my university courses (on two different continents) in “PL Marketing, Product Development and Strategy” and was challenged from several different sources (manufacturer, retailer, marketer, publisher, analyst) about the use of the term “label,” as in “private label.”


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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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