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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

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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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The PLBuyer Top 10, July/August 2013

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The following stories were the top 10 most-read items posted to the PLBuyer website over the past month—and we’ve collected them here for quick and easy review.


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Market Force Study Says 96 Percent of Consumers Buy Private Label Groceries

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Nearly all consumers buy private label products when grocery shopping, according to a new study of 6,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information.


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FDA Officially Defines ‘Gluten-Free’ Label

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FDA has published a new regulation defining use of the term “gluten-free” on food CPG packaging. This will provide a uniform standard definition for the term.
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J.C. Penney Hires Ex-Kraft Executive As SVP Marketing

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J.C. Penney has named Debra Berman, formerly vice president of marketing strategy and engagement at Kraft Foods, as senior vice president of marketing.
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Cosmoprof North America Shows Record Growth

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) 2013 proved to be a record year for the show both in terms of the largest number of attendees in the show’s history and the largest number of participating exhibitors. 


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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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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 September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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