Private label and brands news

18 May 2020
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic causing changes to shopper behaviour, we investigate the impact on private label and how ranges may be impacted going forward. Private label generally faring well In a number of markets globally, the pandemic created initial panic buying, causing demand to surge. Whilst the significance and duration of this has varied across markets, relatively simil...
14 May 2020
SPAR Austria has made significant progress with its private label offer, contributing to its total sales of €7.2 bn in 2019, up from €6.88 bn in 2018. High share of private label The share of SPAR Austria's private label products is over 40% of total sales, with around 7,500 products sold across food and non-food. Sales of its private label ranges were up 5.4% in 2019, reflecting the succes...
14 May 2020
We round up three of the latest health-focused innovations from Albert Heijn as it trials Nutri-Score online, removes one billion sugar cubes in private label and introduces a new quarterly magazine. Albert Heijn trials Nutri-Score online… Following success in-store, Albert Heijn has started a six-week trial where it is including the Nutri-Score logo on its website. Nutri-Score became th...
14 May 2020
The popular private label range has received a fresh new look and feel, packaging reductions, and new and improved products. Re-emphasising value Essentials was launched in 2009 at a time of rapid growth for entry tier private label ranges in the UK. As shoppers were feeling financial pressures, the new range resonated well, and enabled Waitrose to emphasise both quality and value credentia...
17 April 2020
Since the appointment of Jack Sinclair as CEO in 2019, Sprouts Farmers Market has been making a number of strategic changes, helping to position the business for further growth. New Chief Marketing Officer Sprouts has announced the appointment of a new Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Gilliam Phipps joins the team from Kroger, where he most recently served as Vice President o...
28 January 2020
Walmart Canada has introduced a new range of private label products from Coop Italia, Italy’s second largest food retailer. Fior Fiore range showcases Italian food heritage Through the partnership, new products have been added to Walmart Canada’s core grocery categories including pasta and pasta sauces. Sold under the Fior Fiore brand, the wider range consists of over 400 products, develope...
24 January 2020
We highlight the five food trends shaping Kroger's private label development in 2020. The five trends The five trends as identified by Kroger are as follows: Nowstalgia: foods and flavours that reawaken childhood memories Food as medicine: promote well being and help manage medical conditions Flexitarian foods: encompassing foods that flex between plant based, vegan and healthy ...
13 January 2020
Whole Foods Market has unveiled a new look and brand name for its core private label range. Contemporary look and feel The retailer is transitioning its 365 Everyday Value range to 365 Whole Foods Market. As part of this change, the brand is getting a more contemporary look and feel. The updated range is starting to roll-out into stores, with point-of-sale informing customers of the change....
26 November 2019
We round up the latest news from retailers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. Netherlands: Albert Heijn launches automated store at Schiphol Airport After successfully piloting its new ‘plug-and-play’ store concept in Zaandam in September 2019, Albert Heijn has expanded the trial to Schiphol Airport. This will see the retailer launch its second fully automated store, on the Jan D...
11 November 2019
Sainsbury’s has entered into a strategic wholesale partnership with Coles, one of Australia's largest grocers. From early next year, Sainsbury’s will supply its own brand products to Coles supermarkets across Australia, as well as online. The range will be white labelled under the Coles brand and includes a selection of packaged groceries and household products. New opportunities for own brand ...