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Supervalu CEO: Save-A-Lot Getting Back To Private Label Roots

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On a conference call with analysts this week Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan said that Save-A-Lot had gotten away from its roots in the past couple of years, and that his plan was to return the company to its private label roots.


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Hannford Hosts Private Brand Bag Design Contest

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Grocer Hannaford is yet again running its  “Design-A-Reusable-Hannaford-Bag” contest.


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Metro Posts Flat Sales, Wary Of Competition

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Metro Inc., the third-largest grocer in Canada, announced Wednesday that quarterly sales dipped slightly from a year earlier, with same-store sales flat.


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New Chairman Highlights Patient Outcomes

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Following in the footsteps of former NACDS Chairman Greg Wasson, Bob Narveson took to the podium Tuesday for the first time as NACDS chairman to highlight the role community pharmacy would need to play in highlighting patient outcomes.


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NACDS Installs New Officers

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday elected new officers for the 2013-14 campaign, with Bob Narveson of Thrify White Pharmacy elected as the chairman of the board.


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Mercadona At Forefront In Europe

By Chris Freeman
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Private label adoption in Europe has outpaced the United States for decades. And some of the biggest players in its business are familiar names across the pond, such as Tesco, Carrefour, and Marks and Spencer.


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Rite Aid Shows Sales Growth, Private Label Boost In 2013

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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

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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

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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Sam's Club's Herlevic To Speak At Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards welcomes Session Speaker Matt Herlevic, a long-time top executive at Sam’s Club, to the annual Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 27-30.


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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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