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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

July 11, 2013

As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.


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Publix Pushes Private Label For Holidays

July 10, 2013

Publix did an about face in private label promotions for the Fourth of July holiday this year, according to an exclusive study for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based Market Track Inc.


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PLBuyer Index Continues Climb

July 10, 2013

Private label sales for the four weeks ending June 16 continued their steady progression up, even as they remain behind sales a year earlier, according to the PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.


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De Paoli Takes Reins At Ahold USA

July 9, 2013

If Ahold USA is to forge a path to 40 percent private label penetration by 2016, it will do so with a new leader involved.


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Update: Kroger Buys Harris Teeter, Touts Private Label Lessons To Learn

July 9, 2013

Kroger announced Tuesday that it would buy Harris Teeter in an all-cash deal for about $2.5 billion and immediately said that it planned to keep the Harris Teeter banner and learn from its strong private label program.


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Walmart Promotions Up In 2013

July 3, 2013

Heading into the holiday weekend, a majority of retailers studied by Chicago-based research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport cut back on private label promotions from the same time a year ago.


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Exclusive: OfficeMax Details Latest Private Brand Plans

July 2, 2013

This week, OfficeMax announced it would expand its private label line of writing products by 75 percent. The changes come nine months after a refresh to its premium brands, TUL and DiVOGA.


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NACS Report Shows Industry Growth In 2012

July 2, 2013

The latest annual report from the National Association of Convenience Stores shows record sales again in 2012, driven by increases in fuel and in-store sales.


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99 Cents Only Delays Filing, Announces Prelim Results

July 1, 2013

The fourth-largest dollar store chain in the U.S., 99 Cents Only, said last week that it would delay the filing of its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but did provide preliminary results for its fiscal 2013 campaign.


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OfficeMax Adds To Private Brand Line

July 1, 2013

OfficeMax announced Monday that it would expand its private label writing products line by 75 percent, adding new pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils and markers.


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This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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