Top 35 Private Label Retailers: Target Corporation

Estimated 2012 private label sales: $14.6 billionTarget Corporation

Banners: Target, SuperTarget, CityTarget, PFresh

Private and exclusive labels: Archer Farms, Market Pantry, Simply Balanced, Threshold, Wine Cube, Sutton & Dodge, up & up, C9, Cherokee, Circo, Gilligan & O’Malley, Merona, Mossimo, RE/Room Essentials,  xhiliration, Pixi, Boots & Barkley, Bathery, Giada De Laurentiis for Target, Sonia Kashuk, Nate Berkus Collection, Apotheke M, Umberto Beverly Hills, Chefmate, Liz Lange Maternity, Simply Shabby Chic

Notes: This year, Target has begun the process of replacing its Archer Farms Organic and Archer Farms Simply Balanced products with its new Simply Balanced brand, with dozens of new products released, including various snacks, pasta and pasta sauce, rice and various other grains, fruit snacks, milk and other beverages, butter, frozen and dried fruit, frozen and dried vegetables (yes, dried vegetables), frozen seafood, soup, and breakfast cereals. This line reportedly does not include 105 “common food additive ingredients,” and is largely GMO-free—and will be completely GMO-free by the end of next year. This marks a significant investment in a new brand—and a leading-edge one, at that. Recent projections put non-GMO products, which have a USDA-defined connection to organic foods and an oft-perceived one with natural, at around 30 percent of total food and beverage sales by 2017.

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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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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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