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CVS Launches Gold Emblem Select

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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Target Rolling Out Organic Brand

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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Dollar General To Alter Private Label SKU Count

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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Whole Opens Midtown Store Featuring Detroit’s Own Brands

Whole Foods Market opened an urban store in Detroit today, the first to open in city limits. Heavily centered around the community, the store features local design elements and a mix of local products and private labels.


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Target To introduce Beauty Concierges

Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in Minneapolis area stores on July 19.


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Safeway Talks Recovery In Private Brands

Speaking before the 2013 Citi Global Consumer Conference this week, Safeway Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations Melissa Plaisance talked candidly about the progress the retailer had made in its private brands in recent years.


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Fred’s Adding More Private Label SKUs

After a sluggish first quarter of fiscal 2013, Fred’s discount retailer announced that it was committed to its private label, with new items headed to stores in the second quarter.


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Costco CFO Says Private Label Share Increasing

In announcing earnings for the company’s fiscal third quarter, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti was asked about the potential future growth of the company’s Kirkland Signature private label line.


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Big Lots Says Food Test Is Positive

Announcing quarterly earnings this week, discount retailer Big Lots said that its first tests with coolers and freezers in stores has “been encouraging.”


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Dollar Tree Talks Front End Changes

After reporting another record first quarter, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser discussed the changes the retailer has implemented in its front end and impulse sections after Easter.


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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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September 2014

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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