Private label and brands news

09 October 2018
Target is launching a new private label, Smartly, helping it to compete with discount and dollar store ranges in the US. Most items cost less than $2 The Smartly range will initially consist of a range of everyday products across household and personal care categories. It has been developed to appeal to budget-conscious shoppers, with most products costing less than $2, and around 70% cheap...
05 October 2018
From Q4 2018, Ahold Delhaize USA will stock private label products from Coop Italy for a limited time. Coop Italy’s ‘Fior Fiore’ to be available Coop Italy will supply Ahold Delhaize US with a range of products from its Fior Fiore private label range. Products include olives, pasta, bruschetta, oils and pastries, among others. The products will be sold across all Ahold Delhaize’s banners: F...
25 September 2018
We review three of the latest digital innovations at Albert Heijn, focusing on payment innovation, transparency and personalisation. First checkout-free stores open in Amsterdam Following a successful pilot, Albert Heijn has opened its first two checkout-free stores in the Amsterdam Medical Centre. Another store is due to launch at Amsterdam’s central station. The technology will now b...
18 September 2018
As first reported by Olivier Dauvers, Carrefour has removed many national branded products from four of its stores in France. The experiment seeks to measure how willing shoppers are to purchase from its range of private label products. The test reflects part of Carrefour’s transformation plan In January 2018, CEO Alexandre Bompard presented the ‘Carrefour 2022’ transformation plan. The pla...
05 September 2018
As Selex’s chief executive, Maniele Tasca, discusses why it is growing faster than the market, Coop Italia rolls out a range of initiatives and Unes launches a new private label range, we round up news from the country. Selex growing faster than the market As part of an interview in Distribuzione Moderna, Tasca discussed why the organisation was outperforming the market. He highlighted the ...
17 August 2018
We’ve been in Brussels and Antwerp to see some of the latest innovations from the country’s leading retailers, Colruyt, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour and more. We bring you the highlights. 1. Colruyt pushes the boundaries in premium retailing at Cru… Market leader Colruyt, while famous for its low-cost operating model, is also innovating in premium retailing. It runs three Cru stores, with Cr...
17 August 2018
ICA has released its first half results, reporting that consolidated net sales increased by 5.2% to SEK 56,439m (€5.4bn). Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability declined by 3.7% to SEK 2,013m (€193.3m). CEO: positive trends continued but weak earnings for ICA Sweden Commenting on the results, CEO Per Strömberg said, ‘The trends from the first quarter of the year continued...
06 August 2018
Trading in South Africa remains challenging, creating an increasingly competitive environment for retailers. We look at price changes, food inflation and how this has driven growth in private label. Mixed price changes across categories The Consumer Price Index has shown some positive results for South African shoppers. Although some prices have risen, many staple items have decreased. Brea...
17 July 2018
Sweden’s Axfood has reported its first half results, with net sales increased by 4.9% to SEK 23,665m (€2.3bn), while net profit increased by 11.5% to SEK 767m (€74.1m).  CEO: ‘strong performance in a market undergoing major changes’ Commenting on the results, President and CEO Klas Balkow said, ‘During the first half of the year we had strong performance in a market undergoing major chan...
16 July 2018
Albertsons has partnered with Instacart to launch an online market, O Organics Market, featuring products from its O Organics and Open Nature private brands. Private brand powerhouse The service has launched initially in San Francisco and Washington, DC, before potentially rolling-out to other cities. The service offers almost 3,800 items from the O Organics, Open Nature and other organic a...