Private label and brands news

30 May 2017
Finnish market leader S Group and Tesco have announced a product partnership, which will see Tesco private label products stocked in S Group’s stores in and around Helsinki. Focus on Tesco finest* and Free From ranges The range includes around 200 products, with a focus on Tesco finest* and Free From ranges. Commenting on the development, Ilkka Alarotu, SVP, SOK Retail Business said, ‘A...
24 May 2017
Woolworths in Australia has launched a new initiative that allows members of its loyalty scheme to test private label products for free, in exchange for product reviews. The Brunch is an online community The new initiative is called  'The Bunch' and having been trialled in 2016, is now open to all Woolworths Reward card holders. The retailer has launched a new website to support the program...
23 May 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Jumbo and La Place unveil a new concept store, PLUS launches express delivery and Albert Heijn offers specialty meat dishes. Elsewhere, retailers are adapting ranges and promotions to tackle food waste. Jumbo and La Place unveil new concept… Having acquired La Place last year, Jumbo is opening a new concept, ‘Food Markt City by Jumbo’ ...
11 May 2017
As Selex launches an e-commerce site and expands its private label ranges, Esselunga looks to engages digitally and Auchan redesigns its fresh department, we round up news from Italy. Selex adds e-commerce site… Selex has launched an ecommerce site, ‘CosiComodo’, which enables shoppers to buy from its multiple brands through one site. The distributor said the site is available nationwide, w...
10 May 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q1 results, reporting that pro forma net sales increased by 2.9% to €15.8bn. Pro forma underlying operating income increased by 8.1% to €604m. Synergies: ‘on track’ The retailer also noted that the integration of the Ahold and Delhaize business was ‘on track’ , resulting in net synergies of €56m. Over 60% of these synergies came from America, with the rest c...
08 May 2017
We round up the latest news from Greece as AB Vassilopoulos, Lidl and Metro AEBE invest in the market; Sklavenitis refurbishes stores and the government considers changes to Sunday trading legislation. AB Vassilopoulos and Lidl invest €100m… Ahold Delhaize owned AB Vassilopoulos will invest €100m in Greece, which will focus on a new warehouse and around 30 stores. The retailer may also pu...
27 April 2017
Under the strapline the 'Tasty in no Time', major national symbol group network, Costcutter has developed a new campaign to promote its 'Independent' private label range.  Using 'food for tonight' recipe suggestions both in store, and in press and TV advertising, the activity will showcase the scope, quality and value of the range to build shopper perception of its capability in meeting key needs...
20 April 2017
Despar Italia, which is made up of six groups that operate various stores under the SPAR banner in the country, has announced results for 2016 and its investment plans for 2017. Positive performance in 2016 Despar Italia said it had enjoyed sales growth of 4% in 2016, taking its total €3.282 bn. At the end of 2016 the retailer said that it operated 1,159 stores, a 2.5% increase on the figur...
20 April 2017
We review how Sam's Club repositioned its Member's Mark brand, and the plans for its future development. Consolidated 21 brands into Member's Mark Over the last year Sam's Club has focused on consolidating 21 different private brands into one, Member's Mark. As part of this process, the retailer reviewed the entire private brand line-up to ensure that products emphasise both quality and val...
20 April 2017
National UK co-operative convenience retailer, The Co-op has announced a food redistribution scheme to enhance the means by which its stores support local communities and good causes.  Following a trial at 60 of its stores the scheme is now to be rolled out nationally enabling all of the 2,500 towns and villages, where The Co-op has a store, to benefit.  It is estimated the scheme will donate 8,5...