Sustainability and health news

08 November 2013
Edeka has relaunched its fresh produce private label ranges ‘Rio Grande’ and ‘Gärtners Beste’ (Gardener’s Best) under the Edeka umbrella brand. Differentiation through packaging Over 120 fruit and vegetable products were relaunched to create a modern, eye-catching appearance and improve on shelf visibility. New packaging now carries Edeka’s logo and highlights product attributes such as qua...
04 October 2013
Woolworths has launched a new Farmers private label milk brand in some of its stores in New South Wales. Direct milk supply to drive a more sustainable future The brand has started to appear in stores on the north coast of the state, with plans to roll it out to all of its NSW stores in the next few months. The brand is sourced from dairy farmers in the Manning Valley and comes in three var...
10 September 2013
Asda has undergone a major overhaul of its "free-from" range as it looks to capitalise on strong growth in the category. Range review on "free-from" products As part of a range review Asda has introduced almost 100 new products to its offer. These include SKUs from branded manufacturers such as Amy's Kitchen and Heinz, in addition to 27 new private label lines. Part of the Chosen By You...
04 September 2013
Woolworths has announced that it will be investing AU$3m in a new deal that will see it source all of its own brand deciduous canned fruit from Australia. Increasing 'Australian grown' penetration in canned fruit The new deal will ensure that all Woolworths private label canned apples, pears, peaches and apricots will be Australian grown and supplied by its existing largest supplier of ca...
12 August 2013
The German retailer has announced it is strengthening its regional assortment in stores in Eastern Germany. ‘From Thuringia to Saxony – grown at ours’ The new regional private label range will have seasonal fresh produce grown by around 40 suppliers and farmers from the Thuringia and Saxony regions. Produce will have been grown within a 50km radius of the stores. Building on regional e...
04 July 2013
Tesco has partnered with budget gym operate Xercise4Less to open a number of large value-orientated facilities in some of its UK stores. Gym to take on mezzanine space in-store The major space sharing deal will see the first gym open on the 32,000 sq ft mezzanine floor in the retailer's Stockton-to-Tees Extra store. Xercise4Less currently has 10 gyms throughout the north of England but is p...
28 May 2013
Under the retailer's new value where it aims to 'use its scale for good', Tesco has committed to helping its colleagues and customers live healthier lives, with Clubcard tipped to play a key role. Duty to help people make healthier choices As one of the biggest food providers in the world, Tesco believes it has a duty to help customers and their families achieve the behaviour change neede...
19 April 2013
In separate statements, Netherlands-based Albert Heijn and Rewe in Austria have highlighted the positive sales performance of their organic private label ranges. Rewe sees expansion of ja! Natürlich Rewe said that sales of its ja! Natürlich organic private label brand had grown by 3.6% in Austria, to €323.3 million in 2012, following on from 7% growth in the previous year. The retailer said...
10 April 2013
As it looks to strengthen links with key suppliers and form longer term partnerships. Coles has agreed deals with two of Australia's dairy co-operatives, Murray Goulbourn and Norco. Contracts will supply private label milk Australia's largest dairy co-operative, Murray Goulbourn, which has 2,500 member farms, has signed a ten year contract, which will see the company supply the retailer's...