November 1, 2011

Supermarket chain Brookshire Bros. gave its Private Label Vendor of the Year Award to the Chain Drug Marketing Association, CDMA said Tuesday.

October 3, 2011

A recent consumer survey debunked the two long-assumed scenarios surrounding the moment a shopper actually makes a shopping decision — before they've entered the store as part of a planned purchase or at the shelf on an impulse.

September 12, 2011

Consumer sentiment toward the economy continues to be negative, acknowledged David Dillon, Kroger chairman and CEO, a factor that may drive many consumers toward more of the value-driven store brands in which Kroger is investing.

August 18, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday officially unveiled its new store brand, Nice!

August 17, 2011

Walgreens recently launched a private-label line of food items to be called Nice!, according to published reports.

August 5, 2011

Consumers heading to the grocery store this summer can garner more than 35% in savings if they buy store brands, according to a pricing study conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

July 21, 2011

Women in the higher-income bracket won't object to buying private-label cosmetics if they think that their quality and performance are on par with national brands, according to recent Mintel research.

June 21, 2011

Private-label sales across all three major retail channels reached new heights in 2010, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

June 7, 2011

The Private Label Manufacturers Association is highlighting brands that speak to Hispanic shoppers through a new pavilion that will be displayed at the group's 2011 Private Label Trade Show in November.

June 3, 2011

Royal Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is giving its private-label products a new look.

June 3, 2011

Sam's Club is expanding its foray into the private-label business by focusing on consumables.

May 31, 2011

Costco Wholesale EVP, CFO and director Richard Galanti told investors during the company’s third quarter 2011 earnings call last week that average prices in pharmacy probably would decline due to the introduction of generic versions of branded drugs.

May 24, 2011

Men shop, too, SymphonyIRI Group asserted in the release of its latest demographic shopper study titled “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus…Or Maybe Not?” on Monday.

April 25, 2011

Growing the health-and-wellness business remains a top priority for Sam’s Club as the warehouse club operator has identified those key categories as areas where it can demonstrate value, drive member loyalty and gain market share.


Sam’s has high expectations for health and wellness, along with food and consumables, as it looks to deliver on its brand promise of “savings made simple” and maintain the same-store sales momentum experienced throughout 2010 that culminated with a 2.7% gain in the fourth quarter.


April 14, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday reported better-than-expected results with an earnings per share of 44 cents, which was 10 cents above analyst consensus of 34 cents.

February 25, 2011

As Walgreens pays tribute to its store brand via hard-hitting ads that position its health-and-wellness products as the ones that its pharmacists recommend, CVS/pharmacy officially has unveiled its new Just the Basics private-label line — both developments that should serve as warning signs to vendors.

February 18, 2011

CHICAGO — The real question behind the introductions of a store-brand beer from both Walgreens and Supervalu is whether or not the new brews will be hits by year’s end. In other words, can Big Flats 1901 and Buck Range Light be to beer what Trader Joe’s Two-Buck-Chuck was to wine?


February 15, 2011

Bankrupt grocer A&P has filed a motion seeking court approval to close 32 stores in six states as the company continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring. The store closures are expected to be completed in the company's fiscal first quarter, subject to court approval.

February 11, 2011

"Try the brand of health-and-wellness products our pharmacists recommend," reads a new ad from Walgreens that hit Sunday papers this past weekend, extolling the virtues of the Walgreens store brand. This should serve as a wake-up call to the vendor community — particularly, over-the-counter manufacturers — that retailers are putting a greater emphasis on private label than ever before. Walgreens clearly is investing big dollars with this campaign to promote it like a national brand, to send a message to consumers that its brand is "quality [they] can trust."

February 11, 2011

Walgreens is in the process of introducing a wide-scale national campaign that has its pharmacists recommending Walgreens store-brand products in favor of national brands, the New York Times reported Thursday.

January 26, 2011

Building on the success of its store brands O Organics and Eating Right, Safeway is boosting its portfolio with a new line of healthy, nutritious food.

January 21, 2011

It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

November 16, 2010

In the first half of 2010, consumers continued to shift to less-expensive private-label products in...

September 30, 2010

Deloitte released a report last week that reaffirmed the latest shopping trend among consumers: private-label...