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Trader Joe’s is Consumers’ Favorite Grocery Chain, According to Market Force Study

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Trader Joe’s, popular for its store brands, is North America’s favorite grocery store based on customer satisfaction, a new study finds. 


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Spartan Stores and Nash Finch to Combine

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Spartan Stores, Inc., and Nash Finch Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine, creating a comprehensive portfolio of strong private brands. 

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Private Label Suppliers Could Gain Business

By Chris Freeman
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Private label manufacturers in the U.S. could have a major opportunity coming their way in the next two years, according to Planet Retail Retail Director Matthias Queck.


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Weis Markets Launches Latest Price Freeze

By Chris Freeman
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Weis Markets this week announced the launch of its 11thround of price freezes, effective in all 164 stores.


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Loblaw To Buy Shoppers Drug Mart

By Chris Freeman
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Loblaw announced Monday morning that it would buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and stock, uniting the largest grocery chain in Canada with the largest drugstore chain.


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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

By Chris Freeman
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As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.


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Publix Pushes Private Label For Holidays

By Chris Freeman
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Publix did an about face in private label promotions for the Fourth of July holiday this year, according to an exclusive study for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based Market Track Inc.


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New Private Label Nonprofit To Launch At NACDS

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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A new nonprofit group, Marketing Opportunities Roundtable Events (MORE) for Private Brand, hopes to help promote cross-channel marketing opportunities in today’s private label industry.


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De Paoli Takes Reins At Ahold USA

By Chris Freeman
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If Ahold USA is to forge a path to 40 percent private label penetration by 2016, it will do so with a new leader involved.


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Update: Kroger Buys Harris Teeter, Touts Private Label Lessons To Learn

By Chris Freeman and Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Kroger announced Tuesday that it would buy Harris Teeter in an all-cash deal for about $2.5 billion and immediately said that it planned to keep the Harris Teeter banner and learn from its strong private label program.


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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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