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Value Channel Is In The Mainstream

By Chris Freeman
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Planet Retail U.S. Research Director Sandy Skrovan told a webinar audience Wednesday that value retailers should no longer be considered part of an alternative channel, but as mainstream players.


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Ahold Denies Report Of Consolidating U.S. Banners

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Planet Retail reports Dutch grocery retailer Ahold is reportedly considering getting rid of some U.S. banner names and giving the name Ahold a greater presence, but a spokesperson for the retailer denied the report to Supermarket News on Tuesday.


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Trader Joe's Shoppers Favor Private Label

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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In a new video on PLMALive! David Merrifield reports that Trader Joe's recently assembled a list of its most popular products and private label featured prominently on that list.


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Target Gets New Head Of Private Label

By Chris Freeman
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Former MillerCoors marketing executive Rick Gomez recently was picked to head up Target’s owned brands and packaging teams, the retailer said.


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Asda Launches Pre-School Toy Range

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Walmart-owned Asda in the UK has  teamed up with supplier Little Tikes to launch an exclusive range of 86 pre-school toys, The Grocer reports. The new line will be available from April 13 in store and online.


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Topco, Project 7 Team Up On Full Circle Line

By Chris Freeman
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Topco Associates and Project 7 are teaming up on a co-branded line of food and beverage products, the companies announced Thursday.


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Foodservice Favors Larger C-Store Chains, Survey Finds

By Chris Freeman
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The sixth annual CSD/Balvor Foodservice Survey finds that convenience store chains with size and scale are reaping the biggest rewards from foodservice sales today.


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Whole Foods To Add Rooftop Farm

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Whole Foods Market and Gotham Greens will introduce the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm within a retail grocery space.


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Report: Healthy, Ethnic Private Label Foods Drive Walmart, Target Sales

By Chris Freeman
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A new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts says that supercenters are being viewed as viable alternatives to supermarkets for food purchases.


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Dollar General Climbing PLB Top 35

By Chris Freeman
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Dollar General reported strong sales and earnings in 2012, including growing private label penetration that could lead the company higher on the PLB Top 35 list in October.


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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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