Articles by Chris Freeman

New French Bakery Bought By Arbor

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Private label baker New French Bakery has been bought this week by Arbor Investments, the companies announced.


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Private Label Share Grows In Europe

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The 2013 PLMA International Private Label Yearbook showed private label share grew in 18 of the 20 European countries tracked by Nielsen for the book.


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Deloitte Study Shows Costs Of Goods Hurting Private Label Sourcing

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Higher costs and an increasingly volatile cost structure as pressuring retailers and their private label sourcing efforts, a new study from Deloitte says.


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Aldi Picks California HQ Site

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The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, Calif., reported Friday that Aldi has reached agreement with officials of Moreno Valley to build a regional headquarters and warehouse complex in the town.
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Category Colonel Winner Cains Bought by TreeHouse

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Newly crowned Category Colonel winner Cains Foods has entered into an agreement to be bought by TreeHouse Foods, one of the largest suppliers in the industry, the companies announced Monday.


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Kroger Dives Into Whole Store Private Label

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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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Analysts Provide View Of Private Label World At PLB360

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A variety of analysts and experts took the stage last week at the PLB360 Conference in suburban Chicago to give attendees a look at the landscape of private label today.


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Retailers Boost Private Label Promotions

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More than half of retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport had more private label promotions last week than a year ago.


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Family Dollar Talks Total Private Label Sales

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Family Dollar ranked 30thon the PLB Top 35 list last year, with just shy of $1 billion in estimated private label sales in 2011.


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Eastide Opens U.S. Office

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The U.S. Eastide Corp. has opened an office in California and launched a U.S.-based website to bring its private label bags and clothing from Europe and Asia to the U.S.


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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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