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Dollar General Edges Out Walmart in Kantar Retail Price Point Survey

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Dollar General tops Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart Supercenter, with private labels having a more significant impact than before. 


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Whole Foods Market's Store Brand Giveaways

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Today, to celebrate the opening of its 365th store in Port Chester, New York, Whole Foods Market is giving away thousands of products from its award-winning 365 Everyday Value store brand line. 


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Consumers Rate Costco, Publix, and Whole Foods Market Best for Store Brands

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When compared to other retailers, 63 percent of store brand buyers were “very satisfied” with their purchase at Costco, putting the retailer in first place for satisfaction out of 25 retailers, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Edge Insight. 

 


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ALDI Adds 'Specially Selected' Premium Brand

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Grocer ALDI has launched a new premium private label, ''Specially Selected."
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PLMA Announces Salute to Excellence Award Winners

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PLMA had announced the winners of its Salute to Excellence Awards. Thirty-two retailers and 50 outstanding store brand products took honors for 2013.


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Kroger CEO to Retire at Start of 2014

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Kroger Co said Friday that David Dillon, Kroger’s CEO for a decade, will retire next year, January 1, 2014, but will stay on for another year as chairman.


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United Supermarkets to be Acquired by Albertson’s

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United Supermarkets, LLC, announced today that it will be acquired by Albertson’s LLC, which currently operates more than 600 locations in 16 states. 


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PLMA Reveals 2013 Private Label Trade Show Speakers

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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PLMA today announced that John Shields, who helmed Trader Joe’s from 1988-2001, will keynote its 2013 Private Label Trade Show, speaking at the opening breakfast on Nov. 18. Robyn Waters, who was Target’s visionary architect of products and design from 1993-2003 will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
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A Whole Foods Store Brand Cost Comparison

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The announcement that Whole Foods is planning a store for one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago catalyzed a cost-comparison exercise between store brand products at Whole Foods and other grocers.


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Consumer Reports Finds Store Brand Foods Meet National Brands in Quality

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More often than not shoppers buying store brands will get products that are at least of the same quality as the national brand alternative, according to a new Consumer Reports study.  


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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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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The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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