Rite-Aid Private Label Penetration Soars In Quarter

Rite-Aid said on a conference call with analysts this week that its private label penetration in the third quarter rose 1.3 percent from a year ago, soaring to 18.1 percent.

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Retail Index Targets Emotional Connections To Retailers

Had a chance to look over a study that was unveiled during the PLMA show last month, been meaning to read up on it for a while. Shikatani Lacroix out of Canada put together a look at those relationships in conjunction with Hotspex to create a Re:Store index of the top companies who met customers’ emotional needs and their satisfaction, as well.

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Future Bright In Private Label Perishables

The private label perishables arena is not so private anymore. With more retailers leveraging store brands as they seek to increase margins and differentiate their offerings from those of competitors, private label selections are becoming increasingly prominent in an expanding number of outlets.

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Deeper Look Into Mintel's Breakfast Foods Report

A new report from Mintel Group Ltd. shows that private label has a strong foothold in breakfast foods, competing against a highly fragmented national brand landscape. Deeper inside, though, are a number of insights about private label's strength in the categories.

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Loblaw Launches PC Gluten-Free Foods

Loblaw Companies Limited has launched eight gluten-free products under its President's Choice line, fully certified by the Canadian Celiac Association's Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).

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Kroger Promotes Gust To Fred Meyer President

Kroger named Lynn Gust as president of its Fred Meyer Stores divisions, putting Gust in charge of the company he started his career at as a parcel clerk in 1970.

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Safeway Introduces Simmer Sauces

Safeway has added a line of simmer and slow cooker sauces under its premium Safeway Select brand.

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Costco CFO Cites Steady Private Label Growth

As sales continue to soar at Costco, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti told analysts Wednesday that the company’s private label penetration continued to build through the year.

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Weis Implements Recyclable Meat Tray

Weis Markets has begun using a Modified Atmosphere Package recyclable tray for meat, poulty, entrees and kabobs, made by Clearly Clean Products.

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Food Lion Gets New President

Last week, Delhaize America announced restructuring changes to top executives that brought a new president to its Food Lion banner.

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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.


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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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