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

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

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


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Metro Posts Flat Sales, Wary Of Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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