Warehouse/Club

Stores with typically large formats often requiring annual membership fees with primary emphasis on limited selection of bulk/wholesale quantities in a wide range of product categories.

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Consumers Rate Costco, Publix, and Whole Foods Market Best for Store Brands

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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When compared to other retailers, 63 percent of store brand buyers were “very satisfied” with their purchase at Costco, putting the retailer in first place for satisfaction out of 25 retailers, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Edge Insight. 

 


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Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report

Big Box Mania

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the U.S.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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A deep look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the United States: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.


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Focus on Retailers: Smart and Final

Smart And Final Revamps Value Tier Brand

Retailer taking advantage of expanded format stores to add private label products.
By Chris Freeman
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Smart and Final has been taking advantage of expanded-format stores to add private label products.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

By Chris Freeman
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Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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BJ’s Wholesale Club Launches Generation Earth

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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BJ’s Wholesale Club said last week it added a new private label line to its portfolio, an environmentally friendly line called Generation Earth.


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Costco CFO Says Private Label Share Increasing

By Chris Freeman
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In announcing earnings for the company’s fiscal third quarter, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti was asked about the potential future growth of the company’s Kirkland Signature private label line.


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Sam's Club's Herlevic To Speak At Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards welcomes Session Speaker Matt Herlevic, a long-time top executive at Sam’s Club, to the annual Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 27-30.


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Costco CFO Dreams Of More Private Label

By Chris Freeman
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Costco reported fiscal second quarter earnings this week that rose 22 percent, excluding special items, and Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti talked a little about private label on the company’s conference call with analysts.


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Costco CFO Cites Steady Private Label Growth

By Chris Freeman
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As sales continue to soar at Costco, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti told analysts Wednesday that the company’s private label penetration continued to build through the year.


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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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