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ALDI to Open 650 New Stores

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Store brand grocer ALDI announced a five-year plan to open 650 new stores across the nation.


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H-E-B Features San Antonio Spurs in New Private Label Commercials

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label products from H-E-B are featured in four new San Antonio Spurs commercials. 


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Walmart Expands Private Label Portfolio with Great Value Naturals

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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On Friday, Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new private label line of all-natural cleaning products. 


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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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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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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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Private Label Suppliers Could Gain Business

By Chris Freeman
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Private label manufacturers in the U.S. could have a major opportunity coming their way in the next two years, according to Planet Retail Retail Director Matthias Queck.


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Loblaw To Buy Shoppers Drug Mart

By Chris Freeman
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Loblaw announced Monday morning that it would buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and stock, uniting the largest grocery chain in Canada with the largest drugstore chain.


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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

By Chris Freeman
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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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De Paoli Takes Reins At Ahold USA

By Chris Freeman
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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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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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