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Consumer Reports Finds Store Brand Foods Meet National Brands in Quality

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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More often than not shoppers buying store brands will get products that are at least of the same quality as the national brand alternative, according to a new Consumer Reports study.  


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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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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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De Paoli Takes Reins At Ahold USA

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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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Focus on Digital

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

By Jim Wisner
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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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Safeway Talks Recovery In Private Brands

By Chris Freeman
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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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Bi-Lo To Buy Sweetbay, Harveys, and Reid's

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Delhaize Group said Tuesday it would sell its Sweetbay (72 stores), Harveys (72 stores), and Reid's (11 stores) chain of stores to Bi-Lo Holdings LLC for $265 million in cash.


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Food Lion Makes Promotional Splash

By Chris Freeman
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On the heels of revamping 178 stores in its chain, Food Lion doubled its private label promotions last week from a year earlier, according to a report exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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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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