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The World According to Trader Joe’s

A look inside the tireless cultural phenomenon—yesterday and today—including its notable take on private label.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Back in the late 1950s, before the Hawaiian shirts, cedar planks and hidden parrots, there was Pronto Market—more of a convenience-store concept, with units scattered around greater Los Angeles that, beyond beer, wine and liquor, added specialty attractions like house-packaged nuts and cheeses, as well as fresh-squeezed orange juice.
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Tesco Launches Price Comparison Coupon

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Tesco on Monday launched the first automatic price comparison coupon in the United Kingdom, one cover its branded and private label products.


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Kroger To Discuss Nonfood Corporate Brands In 2013

By Chris Freeman
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Kroger reported this week that sales in 2012 rose 4 percent, excluding fuel, from a year earlier, adjusting for an extra week in the 2012 calendar. The company also said that it would begin talking about corporate brand share in non-grocery items this year.


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Publix Earnings Climb In 2012

By Chris Freeman
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Grocery chain Publix said earnings for 2012 rose from a year ago, finishing up the year with a sluggish fourth quarter.


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New Supervalu Gets New Private Brands Executive

Mayberry remains as VP of private brands
By Chris Freeman
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Supervalu announced this week that it will make executive changes leading up to the sale of five of its banners to Cerberus Capital Management, including a new leader of its private brand division.


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Walmart Backs Off Private Label Promotions

By Chris Freeman
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The world’s largest retailer saw a significant drop-off in private label promotions last week, according to data provided exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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Walmart Sales Up, Grocery Driving U.S. Traffic

By Chris Freeman
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Walmart reported sales gains of 5 percent in fiscal 2013 from a year earlier, with U.S. President Bill Simon saying the company was seeing more traffic from customers visiting the grocery aisles.


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Single-Serve Coffee Soars For Treehouse

Company expects food and beverage consolidation in private label in 2013
By Chris Freeman
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Treehouse Foods reported slight gains in earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012 from a year ago, but two main takeaways came from the company’s conference call with analysts.


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CVS Officially Announces Gold Emblem Re-Launch

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Drugstore retailer CVS officially announced on Thursday the re-launch and redesign of its private label food line, Gold Emblem. 


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CVS Eases On Promotions

By Chris Freeman
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After two weeks of pushing private label promotions higher, CVS took its foot off the gas pedal last week, according to data provided exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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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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