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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

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

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

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

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

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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Destination Walgreens

Through its new and revitalized private label lines – and its combined Well Experience and flagship store concepts – Walgreens is smartly positioned to cater to the multifaceted needs of today’s consumer.

Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Ill., is the largest drug retailer in the United States. And once the company completes the second step of its transaction with multinational health and beauty group Alliance Boots, it will become the largest drug retailer in the world.


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Focus on Merchandising: ECRM Insights

Price Savings Help, But Quality Also Drives Spring Sales

Spring sales of private label deli and frozen items were up this year from the same time in 2012. According to the most recent data from IRI, sales in both categories showed strong private label gains as share rose between 2 percent and 5 percent in each category from the previous year.


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Focus on Digital

Mobile and digital deals everywhere, but where are private brands?

During several presentations this past year I have asked everyone in the audience under age 45 to raise their hands in response to two questions. First, “Do you subscribe to a daily newspaper?” And next, “Do you read the food ads and coupon inserts to choose where to shop and what to buy?”


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NACS Report Shows Industry Growth In 2012

The latest annual report from the National Association of Convenience Stores shows record sales again in 2012, driven by increases in fuel and in-store sales.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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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.

Podcasts

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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