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Articles by Chris Freeman
As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.
Topco Associates said Thursday that it named Shawn Greenwald the senior vice president and chief information officer for the company.
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.
Private label sales for the four weeks ending June 16 continued their steady progression up, even as they remain behind sales a year earlier, according to the PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.
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.
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.
Last summer, the publisher of PLBuyer, Todd Tamcsin, and I were kicking around ideas for ways we could push the industry forward. We knew we were the home for the best insights and news in private label, but we thought there might be something more we could do.
Condiment sales have grown steadily over the past five years, and private label suppliers say the continued success of sales will be in expanded flavor profiles and healthier ingredients.
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.
After a period of economic struggles and social upheaval, the landscape for private label in the Middle East has not changed much according to analysts in and around the region.