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Rite Aid Shows Sales Growth, Private Label Boost In 2013

After posting its first full-year profit in nearly six years, according to published reports, Rite Aid announced that it also grew its private label share of goods in fiscal 2013.


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Consumables Still Driving Family Dollar Sales

As Family Dollar reported slowing same-store sales in its fiscal second quarter, its share of consumable sales continued to climb, driven strongly by its private label products.


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Value Channel Is In The Mainstream

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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