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Family Dollar Talks Total Private Label Sales

June 19, 2013

Family Dollar ranked 30thon the PLB Top 35 list last year, with just shy of $1 billion in estimated private label sales in 2011.


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BJ’s Wholesale Club Launches Generation Earth

June 19, 2013

BJ’s Wholesale Club said last week it added a new private label line to its portfolio, an environmentally friendly line called Generation Earth.


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Sobeys Buys Safeway’s Canadian Stores

June 13, 2013

Sobeys will buy Safeway’s Canadian operations for about $5.8 billion Canadian dollars in cash, Safeway announced this week.


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Kroger Leads Way In Promotions

June 13, 2013

Kroger was among six major retailers watched by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track that posted more private label promotions this year than a year ago.


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CVS Launches Gold Emblem Select

June 13, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of Gold Emblem Select, an assortment of items that celebrate the exceptional in every day food, beverage and snack products.


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Stability The Hallmark of Category Colonels

June 13, 2013

When the beginning of the year rolls around, and voting opens for the next installment of PLBuyer’s Category Colonels awards, there are a few things you know you can count on.


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Target Rolling Out Organic Brand

June 13, 2013

Target is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business, the AP reports. The retailer says the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips.


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PLBuyer Index Shows Sales Down From Last Year

June 12, 2013

Private label sales dipped in the four weeks ending May 19 from a year earlier, according to the new PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.


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Dollar General To Alter Private Label SKU Count

June 5, 2013

Dollar General reported record sales for the first quarter of 2013, with same-store sales growing 2.6 percent and total sales up 8.5 percent to $4.2 billion. But CEO Rick Dreiling said a conscious shift by the dollar store chain to add national brand items in the end of 2012 and early in 2013 had an impact on margins. And it’s a trend that Dollar General will look to reverse the rest of the year.


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Retailers Take Breather On Private Label Promotions

June 5, 2013

A week after ramping up private label promotions for Memorial Day, a majority of retailers watched by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track trimmed their promotions, according to an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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