Updated news concerning suppliers and retailers in the private label industry.


Kroger Issues Recall on Private Label Sorbet

April 15, 2014

Kroger has issued a recall on its Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet.

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Store Brands Growth Continues to Outpace National Brands

April 14, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, outpacing national brands in dollar and unit gains and setting new share records in all major U.S. retail channels. 

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Target's Simply Balanced Store Brand in Made to Matter Collection

April 10, 2014

Target's Simply Balanced store brand is included in its “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” collection. 

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Loblaw's Joe Fresh to Expand Globally

February 21, 2014

The affordable fashion brand,Joe Fresh, owned by Canadian grocer Loblaw Cos., has announced its plans for global expansion. 


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Topshop to Open Second Biggest Flagship on Fifth Avenue

February 17, 2014

Own brand retailer Topshop will be expanding even further into the US market, including the opening of a flagship New York store on Fifth Avenue.

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Three Tips for Storm Stock-Up Madness

February 12, 2014

Three tips for retailers to prep for the snow and promote their store brands.

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My Private Brand Founder Joins Theory House

February 10, 2014

Christopher Durham, creator of the private label website My Private Brand, has joined the branding and retail marketing agency, Theory House, as vice president of Retail Brands.

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Diamond Wipes International Celebrates 20 Years as a U.S. Manufacturer

February 5, 2014

Diamond Wipes International, a leading Western U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, is celebrating their 20th year in business in 2014.

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H-E-B to Launch Supplier Contest During Super Bowl; Adds Whatafries

January 31, 2014

H-E-B will run a Super Bowl commercial between the third and fourth quarter to launch its H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best Contest, a search for unique grocery items from local suppliers.

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Euromonitor International Offers Report on Private Label Brands Globally

January 21, 2014

Euromonitor International released a new report today on the face and future of private label brands for retailers globally and regionally.

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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.


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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April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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