Private label and brands news

28 March 2017
We review the latest developments from the Netherlands, with a focus on Albert Heijn, Picnic and Jumbo. This includes a focus on store formats, private label, online and promotions. Albert Heijn updates on pilot with BP… Albert Heijn launched its first AH to go stores in partnership with BP in the second half of 2016. This now includes six stores, with the majority in Randstad, with one...
28 March 2017
Family-owned grocer Booths will sell its best products in Malaysia through Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm. Heritage of Booths brand promotes confidence Booths has 28 stores across the north of England. The retailer prides itself on its relationship with specialist British suppliers for high quality, guaranteed provenance and unusual products. About 40 of their best selling products will soon ma...
23 March 2017
Following  confirmation of entry last November, Aldi has made the bold move of entering the Chinese market on Alibaba Group's B2C website, Tmall. Focus on five categories As communicated on Aldi's China corporate website , the Chinese offer spans five ambient categories: breakfast (17 SKUs), snacks (28 SKUs), wine (7 SKUs), organic (10 SKUs) and cooking (19 SKUs), with some lines mer...
22 March 2017
Lidl has signed up to Back British Farming, an NFU (National Farmer's Union) charter. Improving relationships with farmers The Back British Farming charter launched in 2013. It is part of the NFU’s wider efforts to put British farming at the heart of food production policies. It asks for the support of the food manufacturing industry, consumers and politicians. Retailers signed up – includi...
16 March 2017
We outline how Delhaize is celebrating its 150th anniversary in Belgium, as the retailer commits to refurbish 120 Belgian Delhaize stores in 2017 in line with a new concept and reveals a charitable private label promotion. Next phase in refurbishment programme Delhaize introduced its new store concept in Wezembeek-Oppem and Braine in 2014. Since then, new features have been introduced in an...
13 March 2017
We review the latest results from Finland's Kesko, including its 2016 results and move to enter a 'health, beauty and well-being' chain through joint venture with Oriola-KD. Results driven by acquisition Kesko has published its 2016 results, reporting that group net sales increased by 17.3% to €10.2bn. Kesko’s grocery trade saw net sales increase by 12.4% to €5.3bn, although this was l...
06 March 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands including Jumbo’s new ‘digital supermarket’ and private label campaign, PLUS' 2016 results, Albert Heijn’s loyalty initiative, bol.com's new slogan and Bilder & De Clercq’s home delivery service. Jumbo presents ‘digital supermarket’ in Rotterdam… Jumbo has introduced a ‘digital supermarket’ design on the corner of a building in ...
01 March 2017
We round up the latest news from Sweden, where Bergendahls is increasing its investment in ecommerce, while Coop Sverige has unveiled a private label range catering to specific dietary requirements and lifestyle choices. Bergendahls invests in ecommerce fulfilment centre… Bergendahls it to launch a 10,000 square metre grocery ecommerce fulfilment centre in Staffanstorp, close to Malmo in so...
01 March 2017
As Ahold Delhaize launched its third bfresh store in Sommerville, Massachusetts on Friday, we explore the three key ways it is adapting the format for success. We also report on the next phase of Food Lion’s refurbishment programme and its new citrus-themed private label range. Bfresh: value, convenience & efficiency The new bfresh store offers more private label products, alongside fewer s...
01 March 2017
Aldi plans to open a flagship online store in China in Q2 on Tmall, Alibaba's B2C marketplace platform. Aldi launches new China corporate website Aldi has launched a new corporate website for its Chinese operation, accessible through  Aldi.com , signalling the discounter's upcoming entry in to Asia. Aldi has confirmed that a soft launch will take place on March 20th with a selected offer ...