Private label and brands news

04 October 2017
We look at statements made by Auchan Retail’s general manager, Wilhem Hubner, the newest rebranded Simply Market supermarket in France and developments in Russia. General manager sets out strategy At a conference run by France-based trade publication LSA, Auchan Retail’s general manager, Wilhem Hubner, has discussed the retailer’s medium-term strategy. Hubner said that Auchan was preparing ...
04 October 2017
We round up the latest news from Belgium as Colruyt introduces a digital product finder, while Delhaize updates its breakfast and vegetarian offer. Meanwhile, Carrefour is evolving its convenience offer. Colruyt introduces digital product finder… Colruyt has introduced a product finder website, productzoeker.be which provides detailed product information on its private label Boni Selec...
03 October 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR across a range of European and Asian markets. SPAR Austria invests €21.1m in its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ … SPAR Austria has begun building its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ in Steyr, investing around €21.1m to do so. Commenting on the development, Markus Kaser, INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director said, ‘In just over a ye...
02 October 2017
We look at the latest private brand initiatives from Walmart spanning grocery, baby and beauty categories. Jet.com to launch 'Uniquely J' range The retailer's Jet.com subsidiary is launching a new range of grocery items, set to be available before the end of the year. The range of around 60 products initially, will span core consumable categories, and will be sold under the 'Uniquely J' bra...
28 September 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the US and Europe where CEO Dick Boer talks about the future, while the retailer innovates in health, CSR, online and health & beauty. Ahold Delhaize CEO: ‘make the store more exciting’ In a recent interview with Bloomberg , Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer highlighted that supermarkets must be exciting places to visit to compete with Amazon...
07 September 2017
We round up the latest European news from SPAR International, considering developments in Denmark and Central & Eastern Europe. SPAR Denmark: Dagrofa plans 25 new stores… Dagrofa is investing €6.7m in the expansion of 25 new SPAR stores in Denmark. By the end of 2017, Dagrofa plans to operate 142 SPAR stores. Having previously taken the decision to close its KIWI discount chain, Dagrofa is ...
16 August 2017
We round up the first half results from ICA and Axfood, while Coop Sverige reveals a change in CEO. Sweden H1: Axfood outperforms ICA Market leader ICA saw total consolidated net sales increase by 2.4% to SEK 52,182m (€5.5bn) . ICA Sweden saw first half net sales increased by 2.9% to SEK 37,398m (€3.9bn). ICA attributed growth to an increase in footfall and higher average basket. Elsewh...
27 July 2017
Bestway Wholesale has revealed that its new ‘Best-one’ own-label range has resulted in strong sales growth against the previous ‘Best-in’ brand. ‘Best-one’ replaces ‘Best-in’ Bestway launched its newly updated own-label range the beginning of the month, replacing the ‘Best-in’ brand. The new ‘Best-one’ label aligns with the identity of its symbol group and the new design has been intr...
25 July 2017
We round up the latest news from Belgium as Delhaize introduces new and refurbished stores, while Carrefour is taking its pop up organic-local food truck on tour. Delhaize opens around 30 stores & refurbishes 120 others in 2017... Delhaize will open 16 new stores in the second half of 2017, following opening 13 others in the first half of the year. Around half of the newly opened stores are...
24 July 2017
Western Canada's Overwaitea Food Group has started to stock a range of Tesco's private brand products. Focus on core packaged grocery products The range of packaged grocery products is currently being rolled out across the retailer's Save-On-Foods stores with the 'Affordable British Favourites' tagline. The initiative is being actively promoted with exterior banners, directional floor stick...