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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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Kroger Dives Into Whole Store Private Label

For the first time, Kroger discussed private label share of its whole store during remarks Thursday after the release of fiscal 2013 first quarter results.


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BJ’s Wholesale Club Launches Generation Earth

BJ’s Wholesale Club said last week it added a new private label line to its portfolio, an environmentally friendly line called Generation Earth.


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Target Rolling Out Organic Brand

Target is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business, the AP reports. The retailer says the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips.


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Whole Opens Midtown Store Featuring Detroit’s Own Brands

Whole Foods Market opened an urban store in Detroit today, the first to open in city limits. Heavily centered around the community, the store features local design elements and a mix of local products and private labels.


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Safeway Talks Recovery In Private Brands

Speaking before the 2013 Citi Global Consumer Conference this week, Safeway Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations Melissa Plaisance talked candidly about the progress the retailer had made in its private brands in recent years.


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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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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