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Category Colonel Winner Cains Bought by TreeHouse

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Newly crowned Category Colonel winner Cains Foods has entered into an agreement to be bought by TreeHouse Foods, one of the largest suppliers in the industry, the companies announced Monday.


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Kroger Dives Into Whole Store Private Label

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For the first time, Kroger discussed private label share of its whole store during remarks Thursday after the release of fiscal 2013 first quarter results.


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Analysts Provide View Of Private Label World At PLB360

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A variety of analysts and experts took the stage last week at the PLB360 Conference in suburban Chicago to give attendees a look at the landscape of private label today.


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Retailers Boost Private Label Promotions

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More than half of retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport had more private label promotions last week than a year ago.


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Family Dollar Talks Total Private Label Sales

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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

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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

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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

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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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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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